Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs: Prediction and Odds for National Championship Game

Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

The Georgia Bulldogs and TCU Horned Frogs are set to meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Here’s how the odds are looking. 

After two emotionally draining semifinal games for the Bulldogs and Horned Frogs, they’ll be meeting at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Ca. to determine this year’s college football national champion.

TCU pulled the upset over Michigan to punch their ticket, and Georgia narrowly escaped what some are calling the best College Football Playoff game ever played against Ohio State in the Peach Bowl.

Both teams could be missing some key members due to injury, and both teams have quarterbacks with larger-than-life backstories to make this game possibly become one for the ages.

Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds in National Championship Game

As soon as the clock hit zero and Georgia secured their win over Ohio State, the look-ahead line for this game opened at a record-setting 13.5 points with Georgia being favored. The largest line ever set in a national title game during the playoff era.

Currently, the line sits at Georgia -12.5 points, with a 62.5 over/under according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The moneylines currently sit at Georgia -480 and TCU +360. The Bulldogs have not been exactly dependable against the spread this season, going 7-7 including their wins in the SEC Championship game and Peach Bowl.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction in National Championship Game

This game will feature two offenses who can either move the ball down the field in a hurry or embark on methodical, clock-killing drives. Both defenses have shown they have weaknesses and can give up some points.

The two quarterbacks — Stetson Bennett and Max Duggan — both have the ability to improvise and make plays with their legs. The edge in receivers might go to Georgia, especially if tight end Darnell Washington is cleared to play after stuffing a minor leg injury against Ohio State.

Chances are this will be another high-scoring, close game, with mistakes on special teams or turnovers being the difference-maker. Georgia likely wins this game, but doubtfully covers the spread. Look for at least 70 points between the two teams.

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