The College Football Championship National Championship between the No. 2 Washington Huskies and the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines will kick off this Monday from NRG Stadium in Houston. We’ve still got a few days to go until this title fight, but this is a good time to check in with how the public is betting this game.
Here are the odds and bet splits from DraftKings Sportsbook for Washington vs. Michigan in the 2024 College Football Playoff Championship Game:
Washington +4.5: 52% of action, 60% of bets
Michigan -4.5: 48% of action, 40% of bets
The line has stayed firm at Michigan -4.5 since opening following the conclusion of both semifinal games and the public likes Washington to at least cover. The Husky offense had little issue moving the ball against Texas in the Sugar Bowl and it’s going to be a tall task for the Wolverine secondary to contain Michael Penix Jr. along with receivers Rome Odunze, Ja’Lynn Polk, and Jalen McMillan.
Over 56: 71% of action, 70% of bets
Under 56: 29% of action, 30% of bets
The public is all over the over for the title game and that’s not a surprise in the least bit. We just mentioned Washington’s offensive skill position players, but Michigan has a super physical and efficient offense manned by the likes of JJ McCarthy, Blake Corum, and Roman Wilson. One thing to keep in mind is the possibility of UM playing ball control and keeping it out of Penix’s hands. That’s where the under believers may have a point with their pick.
Washington ML (+160): 59% of the action, 61% of bets
Michigan ML (-192): 41% of the action, 39% of the bets
Everyone loves an underdog and the public is jumping on the Washington train to win the national championship on Monday. Even when they haven’t been at their best, the Huskies have found ways to land the plane and win this season. It certainly helps when you have the Heisman Trophy runner-up and three NFL caliber receivers to make plays. However, Michigan has arguably been the most complete team in the country this season. The Wolverines bludgeoned nearly everyone on their regular season schedule and survived heavyweight fights against Ohio State and Alabama to get here. And as a reminder, the public was all over the TCU moneyline ahead of last year’s title game with Georgia. Be careful.