National Championship Opening Odds: Washington Vs. Michigan Point Spread, Moneyline & Total

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College Football National Championship Opening Odds: Point Spreads, Moneylines & Total

The College Football Playoff semifinal games have wrapped up with Michigan coming out on top of Alabama in overtime of the Rose Bowl and Washington handling Texas in the Sugar Bowl. Michigan and Washington are now set to face off in the National Championship, taking place on January 8th at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPN.

Not all of the best college football sportsbooks have released odds yet, so below, we break down the opening odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

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Washington vs. Michigan

Michigan outlasted Alabama in a 27-20 thriller that went to overtime to make it to this game. Michigan scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and OT, with the biggest play coming from J.J. McCarthy and Roman Wilson. The pair connected to put Michigan in a first-and-goal situation, leading to the game-tying touchdown. McCarthy threw for 221 yards and three touchdowns. On the defensive side, Mason Graham won the Rose Bowl defensive MVP with four massive tackles, one coming on Alabama’s final attempt to tie the game.

Washington outlasted Texas 37 to 31 in the Sugar Bowl. Michael Penix Jr. excelled, throwing for 430 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Dillon Johnson also cashed in two touchdowns with over 40 rushing yards on 18 carries. While attempting to get to victory formation, Dillon Johnson went down with an injury, causing concern about his status heading into the national championship game. Texas fought back at the end, driving almost 75 yards to threaten a potential game-winning touchdown, but could not cash in.