Michigan vs. Washington odds: 2024 CFP National Championship game tips, expert predictions for 98-40 run – CBS Sports

The Washington Huskies will seek the second national championship in school history when they face the Michigan Wolverines in the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night. In fact, the Huskies (14-0) defeated the Wolverines in the Rose Bowl that year to earn the honor. Michigan (14-0) won the 2023 Rose Bowl last Monday, beating Alabama 27-20 in overtime and seeking its first national title since 1997. The matchup between the No. 1 Wolverines and the second-seeded Huskies will be the first championship matchup between the top two seeds since 2018. UW defeated Texas 37-31 in the Sugar Bowl semifinals.

Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The SportsLine consensus lists the Wolverines as a 5-point favorite in the latest Washington vs. Michigan odds, while the over/under for total points is at 55.5. Before you make a Michigan vs. Washington tip or CFP National Championship game prediction, check out Jimmie Kaylor's college football predictions and betting tips from SportsLine.

Kaylor is an NFL, college football and DFS expert for SportsLine and has been covering the NFL and college football for nearly a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His background as a former college football All-American and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and determining his betting tips. He has his finger on the pulse of the college football landscape and has made a lot of money over the last two years.

Kaylor has been red-hot all season long, posting an overall record of 98-40-2 at his best college football bets for SportsLine this season. It is up 55.3 units, a profit of $5,530 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed his tips this season is way up there.

Now Kaylor has tuned in to the Michigan-Washington CFP National Championship game and has just revealed his coveted picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Washington vs. Michigan:

  • Spread Michigan vs. Washington: Michigan -5
  • Michigan vs. Washington over/under: 55.5 points
  • Money line Michigan vs. Washington: Michigan -218, Washington +179
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Why Washington Can Cover

The Huskies have a 10-0 record in games against ranked opponents under coach Kalen DeBoer, with a 7-2-1 record against the team. They are 7-6-1 ATS in 2023 and are the underdog in all three games. The UW offensive line, which won the Joe Moore Award as the best in the country, should help neutralize Michigan's relentless front. If quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has time to find Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk downfield, the Huskies can put up points quickly.

UW didn't allow a sack against Texas as Penix threw for 430 yards. Washington boasts the best passing offense in the country, with Penix topping 4,500 passing yards for the second straight year. Odunze and Polk combined for 2,567 yards and both averaged more than 17 yards per reception. They combined to catch 22 of Penix's 35 TD passes (third in FBS). Washington's defense had two takeaways against the Longhorns, giving them 20 points this season. See which team you should choose here.

Why Michigan Can Cover

The favorite has covered the lead by at least 12 points in four straight title games, and the Wolverines are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. A fearsome defense and the combination of quarterback JJ McCarthy and running back Blake Corum on offense were unbeatable. Michigan has scored at least 30 points 11 times and has outscored its opponents by 25.8 points per game. The defense allows 10.2 points per contest, ranking in the top five in the FBS since 2000.

McCarthy has been efficient and nearly error-free this season, completing 73% of his throws and throwing four interceptions. Michigan has a plus-17 turnover margin (second in FBS) and three turnovers in its last 11 games. The Huskies allowed 180 rushing yards last Monday, so Corum (1,111 yards, 4.7 per carry) could have a big night. He has a rushing touchdown in every game and has scored at least two times in six consecutive games. Washington also allows 267 passing yards per game (122nd in FBS). See which team you should choose here.

How to choose between Washington and Michigan

Kaylor has analyzed Michigan vs. Washington from every angle and is the Under in terms of overall points. He has also discovered a critical X-factor that causes him to jump over one side of the range. At SportsLine, he just shares what it is and which side he supports.

So who wins Washington vs. Michigan in the 2024 CFP National Championship game and what crucial X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-win? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump on, all from the expert with a 98-40 toss on his best college football bets, and find out.