2022 College Football Playoff opening lines and betting odds for Ohio State vs Georgia and TCU vs Michigan

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The 2022-23 College Football Playoff schedule is set and only 4 teams can now win the NCAAF National Championship. Ohio State and TCU are in, Alabama is out. Georgia and Michigan are unbeaten with 13-0 records and the Bulldogs are favorites to win back-to-back titles. None of the other contenders has won since Ohio State’s 2014 success and we have a great playoff season to look forward to.

Ohio State and Georgia were expected to make the playoffs at the start of the season, and were behind only favorite Alabama in the preseason odds, but Michigan was a 28/1 outsider and TCU was a 175/1 longshot with a win total line set at just 6.5.

Be sure not to miss any of our college football analysis throughout the playoff season.

2022 College Football Playoff betting odds

Georgia is the favorite to win for the second straight season, even though no college football champion has repeated since Alabama in 2011 and 2012. There have been 4 different winners in the last 4 seasons in Clemson, LSU, Alabama and Georgia.

The Bulldogs are -125 favorites this year at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Michigan the second favorite at +300 with FanDuel Sportsbook. Ohio State is +360 with both those sportsbooks, while TCU is the outsider of the 4-team field at +1800 odds with FanDuel.

College Football Playoff semifinal Michigan Wolverines vs TCU Horned Frogs odds

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

Moneyline: TCU +220 vs Michigan -275
Spread: TCU +7.5 (-114) vs Michigan -7.5 (-106)
Game Total (over/under): 58.5 points

College Football Playoff semifinal Georgia Bulldogs vs Ohio State Buckeyes odds

Moneyline: Ohio State +210 vs Georgia -260
Spread: Ohio State +6.5 (-105) vs Georgia -6.5 (-115)
Game Total (over/under): 61.5 points

College Football Playoff schedule

CFP semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
#2 Michigan vs #3 TCU – State Farm Stadium, Arizona
4:00 pm ET, Saturday, December 31, 2022

CFP semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
#1 Georgia vs #4 Ohio State – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
8:00 pm ET, Saturday, December 31, 2022

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T
So-Fi Stadium, Inglewood, California
7:30 pm ET, Monday, January 9, 2023

What TV channel is the College Football Playoff on?

Both college football semifinals and the National Championship Game will be shown on ESPN.

Georgia Bulldogs record and College Football Playoff seeding

The Georgia Bulldogs went 13-0 in their defense of the national title. They won every game by at least 10 points, except for a 26-22 win over Missouri and earned the #1 seeding for the playoff.

Michigan Wolverines record and College Football Playoff seeding

The Michigan Wolverines were undefeated this season with a 13-0 record. Their closest game was a 19-17 win over Illinois and their perfect season earned them the #2 seeding for the playoff.

TCU Horned Frogs record and College Football Playoff seeding

The Horned Frogs were the Cinderella team to the season. They took a perfect 12-0 record into their Big 12 Championship game against Kansas State, only to lose for the first time, 31-28, after getting stuffed at the goal line in overtime. TCU’s overall performance this season was still good enough to earn the #3 seeding for the playoff.

Ohio State Buckeyes record and College Football Playoff seeding

The Buckeyes won their first 11 games this season but suffered a heavy 45-23 loss to Michigan in the regular-season finale to finish with an 11-1 record. Ohio State was still able to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff, thanks to a costly loss for USC against Utah and will be the #4 seed in the playoff.

College football bowl game odds, lines and spreads

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

December 16 – Hometown Lenders Bahamas Bowl: Miami (Ohio) (+9.5) vs UAB (-9.5)

December 16 – Duluth Trading Cure Bowl: UTSA (+1) vs Troy (-1)

December 17 – Wasabi Fenway Bowl: Cincinnati (+1.5) vs Louisville (-1.5)

December 17 – Cricket Celebration Bowl: Jackson State (-15.5) vs North Carolina Central (+15.5)

December 17 – New Mexico Bowl: SMU (+1.5) vs BYU (-1.5)

December 17 – Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel: Washington State (-1.5) vs Fresno State (+1.5)

December 17 – LendingTree Bowl: Rice (+5.5) vs Southern Miss (-5.5)

December 17 – SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl: Florida (+9.5) vs Oregon State (-9.5)

December 17 – Frisco Bowl: North Texas (+10) vs Boise State (-10)

December 19 – Myrtle Beach Bowl: Marshall (-9.5) vs Connecticut (+9.5)

December 20 – Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Eastern Michigan (+3.5) vs San Jose State (-3.5)

December 20 – RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl: Liberty (+4) vs Toledo (-4)

December 21 – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Western Kentucky (+7) vs South Alabama (-7)

December 22 – Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Baylor (-6.5) vs Air Force (+6.5)

December 23 – Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Louisiana Lafayette (+5.5) vs Houston (-5.5)

December 23 – Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: Wake Forest (-3) vs Missouri (+3)

December 24 – EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl: Middle Tennessee State (+6.5) vs San Diego State (-6.5)

December 26 – Quick Lane Bowl: New Mexico State (+2.5) vs Bowling Green (-2.5)

December 27 – Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern (-3) vs Buffalo (+3)

December 27 – SERVPRO First Responder Bowl: Memphis (-8) vs Utah State (+8)

December 27 – TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl: Coastal Carolina (+9.5) vs East Carolina (-9.5)

December 27 – Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Wisconsin (-3) vs Oklahoma State (+3)

December 28 – Military Bowl Presented by Peraton: UCF (-1.5) vs Duke (+1.5)

December 28 – AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Kansas (+4.5) vs Arkansas (-4.5)

December 28 – San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: Oregon (-11) vs North Carolina (+11)

December 28 – TaxAct Texas Bowl: Texas Tech (+3.5) vs Ole Miss (-3.5)

December 29 – Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse (+7) vs Minnesota (-7)

December 29 – Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma (+7) vs Florida State (-7)

December 29 – Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas (-6) vs Washington (+6)

December 30 – Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Maryland (-1.5) vs NC State (+1.5)

December 30 – Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh (+6.5) vs UCLA (-6.5)

December 30 – TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Notre Dame (-3.5) vs South Carolina (+3.5)

December 30 – Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl: Ohio (-2) vs Wyoming (+2)

December 30 – Capital One Orange Bowl: Tennessee (+7) vs Clemson (-7)

December 31 – TransPerfect Music City Bowl: Iowa (+2.5) vs Kentucky (-2.5)

December 31 – Allstate Sugar Bowl: Alabama (-4) vs Kansas State (+4)

January 2 – ReliaQuest Bowl: Mississippi State (+1.5) vs Illinois (-1.5)

January 2 – Cheez-It Citrus Bowl: LSU (-9) vs Purdue (+9)

January 2 – Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: USC (-2.5) vs Tulane (+2.5)

January 2 – Rose Bowl Game: Utah (-3) vs Penn State (+3)

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