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

The Washington Huskies seek the second national championship in school history when they face the Michigan Wolverines in the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night. In fact, the Huskies (14-0) beat the Wolverines in the Rose Bowl that year to earn the honor. Michigan (14-0) won the 2023 Rose Bowl last Monday, beating Alabama 27-20 in overtime, and are after their first national title since 1997. The matchup between the No. 1 Wolverines and second-ranked Huskies will be the first championship matchup between the top two seeds since 2018. UW beat Texas 37-31 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal.

Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. SportsLine consensus lists the Wolverines as 5-point favorites in the latest Washington vs. Michigan odds, while it has the over/under for total points is 55.5. 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 -5
  • Michigan vs. Washington over/under: 55.5 points 
  • Michigan vs. Washington money line: Michigan -218, Washington +179
  • Michigan vs. Washington picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Washington can cover

The Huskies are 10-0 in games against ranked opponents under coach Kalen DeBoer, going 7-2-1 against the spread. They are 7-6-1 ATS in 2023, covering in all three games as an underdog. The UW offensive line, which earned the Joe Moore Award as the nation’s best, should help neutralize Michigan’s relentless front. If quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has time to find Rome Odunze and Ja’Lynn Polk downfield, the Huskies can put points on the board quickly.

UW didn’t allow a sack against Texas as Penix threw for 430 yards. Washington has the nation’s best passing offense, with Penix topping 4,500 passing yards for the second straight year. Odunze and Polk have combined for 2,567 receiving yards, and both average more than 17 yards per reception. They have teamed up to catch 22 of Penix’s 35 TD passes (third in FBS). The Washington defense had two takeaways against the Longhorns, giving it 20 this season. See which team to pick here.

Why Michigan can cover

The favorite has covered the spread by at least 12 points in four straight title games, and the Wolverines are 8-2 ATS in their past 10 games. A fearsome defense and the combination of quarterback J.J. McCarthy and running back Blake Corum on offense have been unbeatable. Michigan has scored at least 30 points 11 times and outscored opponents by 25.8 points per game. The defense allows 10.2 points per contest, among the top five in FBS since 2000.

McCarthy has been efficient and nearly mistake-free this season, completing 73% of his throws and throwing four interceptions. Michigan is plus-17 in turnover margin (second in FBS), with three turnovers over its past 11 games. The Huskies allowed 180 rushing yards last Monday, so Corum (1,111 yards, 4.7 per carry) could have a huge night. He has a rushing TD in every game and has scored at least twice in six straight. Washington also allows 267 passing yards per game (122nd in FBS). See which team to pick here.

How to make Washington vs. Michigan picks

Kaylor 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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