College Football Playoff National Championship Opening Odds: Michigan 4-Point Favorite Vs. Washington

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
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The 2024 College Football National Championship field is set. The Michigan Wolverines (14-0) opened as four-point favorites over the Washington Huskies (14-0), according to National Championship opening odds released by FanDuel Sportsbook. Now widely available at the best betting sites, the game opened with a 54.5-point total. Currently, Michigan is a favorite, and the point total sits at .

The National Championship Game kicks off Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET. NRG Stadium in Houston hosts the title game, and the ESPN networks broadcast multiple options for viewing the game.

2024 National Championship Opening Odds: No. 1 Michigan Vs. No. 2 Washington

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Despite a mistake-riddled game, Michigan outlasted Alabama in overtime in the Rose Bowl semifinal. Special teams were a particular issue while the offense stalled in the third quarter. The Wolverines stopped the Tide at the goal line to secure their spot in Houston. Washington also won in a thriller, nearly blowing a nine-point lead over Texas but making the stop in the red zone as time expired.

Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. further cemented his case as a Heisman finalist. He faces his stiffest test yet against a Michigan defense that held opponents to the third-lowest passer rating this season. The Huskies’ offensive line stifled a ferocious Texas pass rush in the Sugar Bowl. The Joe Moore Award-winning unit goes against another fierce pass rush in Michigan.

Running back Blake Corum is likely to see his fair share of work offensively against a Washington defense that surrendered 180 yards on the ground against Texas. Corum punched in the game-winning touchdown, pacing Michigan’s all-time rushing TD number with it.

Michigan seeks its first national title since 1997 and its first outright title since 1948. Washington last captured a championship in 1991 and has never claimed an outright title.

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