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Betting College Football’s National Championship: Best Bets

Tonight, the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines meet in Houston for college football’s National Championship. Here are the Best Bets of the NBC Sports team of betting analysts.

Washington (+185) vs. Michigan (-225) | Spread: Wolverines -5.5 | O/U: 56.5

Drew Dinsick (@whale_capper): My favorite bet is Michigan 1H -3 (-110). The big boys from Big Blue are likely to win in the trenches, especially early in this contest which should limit the potential for Washington to succeed on explosive plays and reduce the number of possessions in the 1st half. Ultimately, I expect Michigan to win and cover but the potential for a backdoor with Michigan defending the lead has me more interested in the 1H spread. Best of Luck!

For a deep dive into the National Championship Game, enjoy the NBC Sports College Football Betting Q&A. From sides to totals to props, get ready for Washington vs. Michigan with the NBC Sports team of Vaughn Dalzell, Eric Froton, and Brad Thomas.

Jay Croucher (@croucherJD): I am not concerned about a backdoor cover by the Huskies. Give me Michigan -4.5 (-110). I don’t understand why Washington’s team rating in the market is constantly changing. It makes little sense. Regardless, I like Michigan in the trenches on both sides of the ball to ultimately control this game and wear down the Huskies.

Vaughn Dalzell (@VmoneySports): It should shock no one that I am riding with Michigan with a few bets. I especially like Michigan -4.5pts. (-110), the Game Total OVER 55.5pts. (-115), Blake Corum OVER 100.5 Rushing Yards (-115) and Blake Corum 2+ TDs (+135).

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Brad Thomas (@MrBradThomas): I have bets I like with both schools. I expect a close game with both teams able to move the ball. If you like the Washington Huskies look at Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze OVER 89.5 rec. yards (-110). If you prefer the Michigan Wolverines, running back Blake Corum OVER 106.5 rushing yards (-110) is a smart look as well.

Eric Froton (@EFFroton): I love a handful of props for this game with plays on players for both sides. In terms of result, I like Michigan to win by 1-6 points (+450). My top props include Blake Corum OVER 101.5 rushing yards. As I mentioned, I do like Michigan, but I like Donovan Edwards UNDER 15.5 receiving yards for the Wolverines as well as Cornelius Johnson UNDER 41.5 receiving yards. A couple of parlays I like are Jack Westover OVER 2.5 Receptions AND Blake Corum Anytime TD (+176) as well as Washington’s Ja’Lynn Polk OVER 3.5 Receptions and Blake Corum Anytime TD (+121).

Enjoy the game and enjoy the final sweat of the college football season.

*odds courtesy of BetMGM

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