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    The No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (14-0) and the No. 2 Washington Huskies (14-0) take the field for the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8, 2024. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM ET and airs on ESPN.

    The Wolverines are the favorites (-4.5) in their game versus the Huskies, with the over/under at 55.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Wolverines are -190 and the Huskies are +156.)

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    Game Info for Michigan vs. Washington

    • Game Day: Monday, January 8, 2024
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: NRG Stadium
    Michigan vs Washington Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Michigan -4.5 -109 -111 55.5 -111 -109 -190 +156

    Michigan Pick Insights

    • Michigan has an 8-5-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Michigan has a 6-5-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 4.5 points or more.
    • Michigan games with a set total have hit the over eight times this season (57.1%).

    Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Michigan ranks 72nd in total offense this year (378.4 yards per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 378.4 yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been clicking on all fronts this year, as they rank 14th-best in scoring offense (36 points per game) and best in scoring defense (10.2 points allowed per game).
    • On defense, Michigan has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking second-best by allowing only 150 passing yards per game. The Wolverines rank 73rd on offense (218.9 passing yards per game).
    • Michigan ranks 62nd in rushing yards this season (159.5 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 93.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been a tough opponent for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (24th-best with a 44.8% third-down percentage) and third-down defense (ninth-best with a 30.2% third-down percentage allowed) this season.
    • Michigan has the best turnover margin in college football at +17, forcing 25 turnovers (eighth in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (third in the FBS).

    Michigan’s Best Players

    • J.J. McCarthy has racked up 2,851 yards (203.6 ypg) on 230-of-314 passing with 22 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 171 rushing yards (12.2 ypg) on 60 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Blake Corum has racked up 1,111 yards on 237 carries while finding paydirt 25 times as a runner.
    • This season, Donovan Edwards has carried the ball 113 times for 393 yards (28.1 per game) and three touchdowns, while also racking up 249 yards through the air.
    • Roman Wilson has hauled in 45 receptions for 735 yards (52.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone 12 times as a receiver.
    • Colston Loveland has put up a 585-yard season so far with four touchdowns, hauling in 42 passes on 61 targets.
    • Cornelius Johnson’s 44 receptions are good enough for 579 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jaylen Harrell paces the team with 7.5 sacks, and also has seven TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Michigan’s top-tackler, Junior Colson, has 89 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Mike Sainristil has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and five passes defended.

    Washington Betting Insights

    • Washington is 7-6-1 against the spread this year.
    • Washington is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.
    • Seven of Washington’s 14 games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Washington Pick Insights

    • Washington’s offense has been thriving, piling up 473.6 total yards per game (10th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 98th by giving up 404.4 total yards per game.
    • Washington’s offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 10th-best in the FBS with 37.6 points per game. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 24.1 points per game, which ranks 53rd.
    • While Washington’s pass defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 11th-worst by ceding 267.1 passing yards per game, its offense ranks best with 350 passing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Washington is compiling 123.6 rushing yards per game (102nd-ranked). It ranks 43rd in the FBS defensively (137.4 rushing yards given up per game).
    • Washington’s third-down offense has been dominant, producing a 46.5% third-down conversion rate (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 87th by allowing a 40.4% third-down rate.
    • Washington has recorded 20 forced turnovers (37th in the FBS) and committed 17 turnovers (51st in the FBS) this season for a +3 turnover margin that ranks 41st in the FBS.

    Washington’s Best Players

    • Michael Penix Jr. leads Washington with 4,648 yards on 336-of-505 passing with 35 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season.
    • Dillon Johnson is his team’s leading rusher with 222 carries for 1,162 yards, or 83 per game. He’s found the end zone 16 times on the ground, as well.
    • Will Nixon has run for 194 yards across 31 carries, scoring one touchdown.
    • Rome Odunze’s 1,553 receiving yards (110.9 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 87 receptions on 128 targets with 13 touchdowns.
    • Ja’Lynn Polk has put together a 1,122-yard season so far with nine touchdowns. He’s caught 65 passes on 102 targets.
    • Jalen McMillan’s 39 receptions (on 54 targets) have netted him 526 yards (37.6 ypg) and four touchdowns.
    • Bralen Trice has racked up 6.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording nine TFL and 42 tackles.
    • Dominique Hampton, Washington’s top tackler, has 88 tackles and two interceptions this year.
    • Jabbar Muhammad leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 31 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and three passes defended.

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