College Football Playoff betting odds are in: Georgia, Michigan open as favorites

Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh is tackled by Kentucky defensive back Zion Childress during the second half of a Nov. 19 game in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)
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Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh is tackled by Kentucky defensive back Zion Childress during the second half of a Nov. 19 game in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

The four-team College Football Playoff is set, and it will consist of Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State.

It’s no surprise that the top two seeds are favored, as both Georgia and Michigan opened as the betting favorites at Caesars Sportsbook.

No. 1 Georgia is a 6.5-point favorite over No. 4 Ohio State, and No. 2 Michigan is favored by 9.5 points over No. 3 TCU.

Georgia was able to remain undefeated after a 50-30 SEC Championship win over LSU, and they’ll be taking on an Ohio State team who’s only loss was to No. 2 Michigan.

Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh is tackled by Kentucky defensive back Zion Childress during the second half of a Nov. 19 game in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Ohio State was able to leapfrog Pac 12 runner-up USC, and while there were some that were advocating Alabama to move up as well, TCU remained in the top four despite falling 31-28 in overtime to Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game.

TCU stayed at No. 3, and they’ll be matched up against a 13-0 Michigan team that was able to cruise past Purdue 43-22 in the Big Ten Championship Game.

The matchup between No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 TCU is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, with No. 1 Georgia and No. 4 Ohio State to follow at 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

Georgia is the current favorite to win the 2023 National Championship at -135, with Michigan (+290) and Ohio State (+350) not far behind, but TCU is a longshot at +1600.

The rest of the college football bowl matchups will be announced later today.

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