Michigan Sportsbooks Beef Up Player Prop Markets For CFP National Title Game

Written By Drew Ellis on January 6, 2023
College Football Playoff National Championship Game Player Prop Odds

The College Football Playoff National Championship arrives this Monday.

Lost in the shuffle of the NFL playoff chase and a pair of thrilling semifinal games is the fact that No. 1 Georgia takes on No. 3 TCU on Monday night.

The 7:30 p.m. kickoff from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will feature the most prop bets for any college football game this season.

Which players are Michigan sportsbooks projecting to have a big Monday night performance?

Georgia vs. TCU odds

When it comes to the actual game, oddsmakers are strongly behind the Bulldogs.

Georgia comes into the championship as the biggest favorite in the history of the game.

Since the playoffs began, no previous championship had a spread of double digits. The largest spread prior to this year was Alabama being a 9-point favorite against Ohio State in 2021. Alabama won that game 52-24.

TCU comes in with a 10-3-1 record against the spread. It was more than a touchdown underdog against Michigan, but came away with a 51-45 victory.

Georgia is just 7-7 against the spread on the season. The Bulldogs survived a scare from Ohio State in a 42-41 semifinal victory. Georgia was a 4.5-point favorite coming in.

National championship quarterback prop odds

The spotlight for Monday’s game will be on the two starting quarterbacks.

TCU’s Max Duggan and Georgia’s Stetson Bennett were both Heisman Trophy finalists and have led their teams to this title game.

Here’s a look at their prop odds for the contest, according to DraftKings Sportsbook MI:

Max Duggan prop odds

  • Over/Under Passing Touchdowns: 1.5 (Over +105), Under -140)
  • Over/Under Passing Yards: 233.5 (Over & Under -115)
  • Over/Under Rushing Yards: 27.5 (Over -120, Under -115)
  • Anytime TD Scorer: +130

Stetson Bennett prop odds

  • Over/Under Passing Touchdowns: 1.5 (Over -215), Under +160)
  • Over/Under Passing Yards: 278.5 (Over & Under -115)
  • Over/Under Rushing Yards: 10.5 (Over & Under -115)
  • Anytime TD Scorer: +160

On paper, Bennett has the more favorable matchup. TCU’s defense ranks 74th in total yards allowed (384.6 ypg). It also has the 83rd-ranked passing defense.

Duggan faces a Georgia defense that is second in scoring defense (12.8 ppg) and ninth in total defense (292.1 ypg). However, Ohio State managed to put up 467 yards on the Bulldogs in the semifinal. Perhaps the Horned Frogs found some potential weaknesses in the film.

National title game rushing player prop odds

While the quarterbacks get most of the attention, both Georgia and TCU have powerful run games that can change the game.

TCU ran the ball very effectively against Michigan, putting up 263 yards.

The Horned Frogs could enter Monday’s game without their leading rusher. Junior Kendre Miller suffered a right leg injury against Michigan that took him out of the game in the second half. His status for Monday is questionable.

Despite his injury questions, FanDuel Sportsbook MI lists him at -195 to score a touchdown in the contest. However, they don’t list any rushing yard props for him, or his fellow running backs.

Here’s a look at some of the notable running back props for Monday’s game by FanDuel:

TCU player props

  • Kendre Miller Anytime TD: -195
  • Emari Demercado Anytime TD: -195

Georgia running back player props

  • Kenny McIntosh Rushing Yards: 60.5 (Over & Under -114)
  • Kenny McIntosh Receiving Yards: 28.5 (Over & Under -114)
  • Kenny McIntosh Rushing +Receiving Yards: 91.5 (Over & Under -114)
  • Kenny McIntosh Total Receptions: 3.5 (Over +124, Under -166)
  • Kenny McIntosh Anytime TD: -185
  • Daijun Edwards Rushing Yards: 45.5 (Over & Under -114)
  • Daijun Edwards Anytime TD: -110
  • Kendall Milton Anytime TD: +230

Georgia has used McIntosh and Edwards pretty evenly throughout the season. McIntosh has 779 yards and 10 scores on 142 carries. Edwards has 739 yards and seven touchdowns on 135 carries.

The Bulldogs face a TCU run defense that gives up 149 yards per game. TCU faces the top-ranked run defense in the nation, as Georgia has given up just 77 yards per game on the ground.

CFP championship receiver prop odds at Michigan sportsbooks

Could a wide receiver or tight end be the one to steal the show on Monday?

If that is going to happen, oddsmakers believe it will be TCU’s Quentin Johnson. The 6-foot-4 junior is projected by DraftKings to record the most receiving yards in the game.

For Georgia, oddsmakers feel strongly that tight end Brock Bowers will find the end zone. The 6-4 sophomore is at -160 to score in Monday’s game. Bowers has six receiving touchdowns on the season and three rushing.

TCU receiving player props

  • Quentin Johnson Receiving Yards:  87.5 (Over -110, Under -120)
  • Quentin Johnson Anytime TD: +100
  • Taye Barber Receiving Yards: 36.5 (Over -110, Under -120)
  • Tay Barber Anytime TD: +240
  • Derius Davis Receiving Yards: 30.5 (Over -120, Under -110)
  • Derius Davis Anytime TD: +350
  • Jared Wiley Receiving Yards: 16.5 (Over -110, Under -120)
  • Jared Wiley Anytime TD: +600

Georgia receiving player props

  • Brock Bowers Receiving Yards: 61.5 (Over & Under -115)
  • Brock Bowers Anytime TD: -160
  • Ladd McConkey Receiving Yards: 42.5 (Over -110, Under -120)
  • Ladd McConkey Anytime TD: +110
  • Adonai Mitchell Receiving Yards: 35.5 (Over -120, Under -110)
  • Adonai Mitchell Anytime TD: +100

National championship defensive prop odds

In an explosive college football game, defensive players tend to make game-changing plays.

Both defenses have the potential to score and get to the quarterback.

TCU and Georgia each enter the game with 30 sacks, while the Horned Frogs have four interceptions for touchdowns.

Here’s a look at what FanDuel thinks for defensive prop odds for the title game:

TCU defensive prop odds

  • Dylan Horton To Record A Sack: Yes +120, No -154
  • Dee Winters To Record A Sack: Yes +158, No -205
  • TCU Defense To Score A TD: +450

Georgia defensive prop odds

  • Jalen Carter To Record A Sack: Yes +160, No -210
  • Mykel Williams To Record A Sack: Yes +180, No -235
  • Jamon Dumas-Johnson To Record A Sack: Yes +200, No -280
  • Georgia Defense To Score A TD: +210
Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press
Drew Ellis Avatar
Written by
Drew Ellis

Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

View all posts by Drew Ellis
Privacy Policy