Orange Bowl

  • The Georgia Bulldogs are favored by 7.5 points against the Michigan Wolverines.
  • Michigan comes back as a +230 betting underdog on the moneyline.
  • There are -110 odds on both sides of the 45.5 total for the game.

MIAMI – The Orange Bowl is one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games as two finalists compete for a chance at the National Championship.

Betting The Spread/Moneyline

The Georgia Bulldogs were thought to be the best team in the country for a long while before losing in the SEC Championship game. Their defense was unquestionably the best in the country, ranking first in scoring defense as well as second in total yards allowed. The legal sports betting sites are expecting the defense to prove beneficial.

Georgia vs Michigan Spread Odds

  • Georgia Bulldogs -7.5 -110
  • Michigan Wolverines +7.5 -110

Georgia has 12 wins on the season and 11 of them came by more than seven points. However, even Michigan’s one loss only came by four points, meaning they covered this line in all 13 of their games this season. Prior to Georgia’s loss to Alabama most bettors would’ve been ecstatic to see Georgia as just a 7.5-point favorite since they led the country with an average +28.3 scoring margin.

Georgia vs Michigan Moneyline Odds

  • Georgia Bulldogs -280
  • Michigan Wolverines +230

Michigan’s offense has struggled at times this season and as a top 10 rushing team in the country (223.8 ypg) it could very well struggle again facing the NCAA’s third-best rushing defense that gives up just 81.7 yards per game.

One bad game from the Bulldogs, especially against the nation’s top team, shouldn’t scare away bettors as they are still among the most dominant teams in college football history. They seem like the best bet on both the spread and moneyline.

Betting The Total

Since Georgia has such a dominant defense, bettors will naturally be drawn towards the UNDER. Plus, when taking into account just how often the two run the ball, it seems as if college football betting sites could set the total at any number and the UNDER would still be the play.

Georgia vs Michigan Total Odds

  • OVER 45.5 -110
  • UNDER 45.5 -110

Georgia rushes on 57.81% of their plays while Michigan does so on 59.76% of theirs. Both rank within the top 30 in the country. Those offenses that love to chew clock going up against two top-five scoring defenses in the country spells for a low-scoring game. The Bulldogs also had the best Red Zone defense in the country, showing points may be limited even if teams get the ball moving.

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