Michigan vs. Washington odds: 2024 CFP National Championship game picks, predictions by expert on 98-40 run

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It’s a matchup of future Big Ten foes when the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines face off with the second-ranked Washington Huskies in Monday night’s 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship game. The Huskies (14-0) join the conference next season and face the Wolverines in October, but want to end their Pac-12 run with their first national title since 1991. The Wolverines (14-0) are the Big Ten champions and are seeking their first championship since 1997. This is the first CFP title matchup without an SEC team since 2014 and the first featuring the top two seeds since 2018. Michigan won the last meeting between the teams 31-10 in 2021.

Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The latest Washington vs. Michigan odds list the Wolverines as 5-point favorites, while the over/under for total points scored is 55.5, according to SportsLine consensus. Before making any Michigan vs. Washington picks or CFP National Championship game predictions, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s Jimmie Kaylor. 

Kaylor is a NFL, college football and DFS expert for SportsLine, who has covered the NFL and college football for close to 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 locking in his betting picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the college football landscape and has been cashing in big for the last two years. 

Kaylor has been red-hot all season, going 98-40-2 overall on his college football best bets for SportsLine this season. He is up 55.3 units, returning a profit of $5,530 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed his picks this season is way up.

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

Michigan vs. Washington spread: Michigan -5Michigan vs. Washington over/under: 55.5 points Michigan vs. Washington money line: Michigan -215, Washington +177Michigan vs. Washington picks: See picks at SportsLine
Michigan vs. Washington live stream: fubo (try for free)Why Washington can coverThe Huskies are 5-0 straight-up and 4-0-1 ATS in their past five against top-10 opponents. They are 7-6-1 ATS this season, 3-0 ATS as underdogs. The team is 25-2 overall since Kalen DeBoer took over as head coach. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr., the Heisman Trophy runner-up, has thrived behind one of the nation’s best offensive lines and with two of the nation’s elite receivers. Penix has 4,648 passing yards, most in the nation, 35 TD passes (third) and 10 interceptions.

Rome Odunze is second in the nation with 1,553 receiving yards. He and fellow wideout Ja’Lynn Polk (1,122) both average more than 17 yards per catch. Running back Dillon Johnson averages 5.2 yards per carry and has 16 rushing TDs. The Washington defense has 20 takeaways this season, including two in the semifinal. Defensive end Bralen Trice has seven sacks, and cornerback Jabbar Muhammad has 13 pass break-ups and three interceptions. See which team to pick here.

Why Michigan can coverThe Wolverines have been the team to beat most of the season behind a stout defense and balanced offense. They are outscoring opponents by 25.8 points per game, and the defense is allowing just 10.2 points per contest, fewest in FBS. Washington yields 24.1 points per game (50th) and 267 passing yards per contest (122nd). The Huskies offense counts heavily on big pass plays, but Michigan allows 150 passing yards per game, second-fewest in the nation.

Michigan had six sacks against Texas, with four early in the game setting the tone. UM’s offense relies on a powerful run game behind Blake Corum, who has 1,111 rushing yards and at least one TD in every game. Corum has 25 rushing TDs and has at least two TDs in six straight. The Wolverines are 8-2 ATS in their past 10 games, and quarterback J.J. McCarthy doesn’t make mistakes. He has 22 TDs and four interceptions, and Michigan is plus-17 in turnover margin. See which team to pick here.

How to make Washington vs. Michigan picksKaylor has analyzed Michigan vs. Washington from every angle and he’s leaning Under on the point total. He has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.

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


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