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National Championship: Michigan Wolverines vs. Washington Huskies Betting Prediction

It’s the College Football Championship game from NRG Stadium in Houston Texas. The Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies are set to get together. The game features the top two teams in the nation; both coming into the game with a 14-0 record. The Michigan Wolverines won the Big Ten, and then beat Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semi Final. 

For Washington, they are coming into the game fresh off a win over Texas. The Huskies won the Pac-12 over Oregon. Washington comes into the game as a four point underdog. Michigan is -4, and the total is 54.5.

Michigan Wolverines

For Michigan, in the win over Alabama, J.J. McCarthy was brilliant with three touchdown passes in the game. Roman Wilson was the key in the passing game with 4 receptions, 73 yards and a touchdown. The overtime touchdown came from Blake Corum.

McCarthy needs 149 yards to reach 3,000 on the season. Wilson has 12 touchdown receptions, and Corum has 25 touchdowns on the season.  Michigan on the season passed for nearly 219 yards per game, and rushed for 159.5. The Wolverines scored 36 points per game.

The big deal for Michigan has been their defense. The Wolverines are allowing less than 10 points per game. Alabama scored 20, which was just the third time they allowed 20 or more in a game.

Michigan had three straight games late in the season where they were tested. The Wolverines beat Penn State, Maryland and Ohio State by an average of 7 points per game.

Washington Huskies

In the win over Texas, Michael Penix Jr was incredible with 430 yards passing and two touchdowns. His top target all season has been Rome Odunze. He caught 6 passes for 125 yards in the game. Odunze has 87 receptions on the season, with 1,553 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Penix leads the top passing offense in all of College Football. The Huskies are throwing for 350 yards per game. The offense has not been as good on the ground, with just 123.6 yards per game. The signal caller needs 352 yards in this game to get to 5,000 on the season. He has 35 touchdown passes as well.

The Huskies have won nine straight games by 10 points or less. The streak started with a 7 point win at Arizona, and extended through wins over Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford, USC, Utah, Oregon State, Washington State and then again Oregon in the Pac-12 title game.

Thriller in Houston

This is going to be an incredible College Football game. Both teams have what it takes to win the game. We have to come away with one winner. The Michigan defense against the Washington offense. Two programs that are starving for a national title. Look for Michael Penix Jr to be the best player on the field. The Washington receivers are a problem. 

In this game, the Huskies score more than any other against Michigan this year. Washington wins late. Our final score prediction for 28-27 Washington with a touchdown late to win it. Take the Huskies +4 over the Wolverines.

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