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Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | CFP National Championship Game January 9, 2023

Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | CFP National Championship Game January 9, 2023

And then there are only two more teams. The 2022 college football season is about to conclude on Jan. 9, with the Georgia Bulldogs a win away from successfully becoming back-to-back College Football Playoff champions. Standing in their path are the proud TCU Horned Frogs, who scored a stunning upset in the Fiesta Bowl to barge into the National Championship Game. Will Georgia extend their reign as national champion? Or will TCU bring home to Fort Worth the title? Check out our preview below of this huge showdown in Inglewood.

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Betting Preview for the Georgia Bulldogs vs TCU 2023 NCAA CFP National Championship Game on January 9, 2023

Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

When: Monday, January 9, 2023, 7:30 PM ET

Line: Georgia Bulldogs (-13) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (+13) view all 2023 NCAAF lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN


Betting on the Georgia Bulldogs (-13)

Record: 14-0 Overall/18-0 Conference

Georgia had a close call in the Peach Bowl, but the Bulldogs ultimately battled back after falling behind a huge lead to capture a thrilling 42-41 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Stetson Bennett showed impressive calmness and finished with 398 passing yards and three touchdowns against an interception on 23/34 completions. It was the toughest outing the Bulldogs have had so far in the season, as they haven’t given up more than 30 points in a game before meeting Ohio State. But while the Bulldogs showed cracks against Ohio State, it could turn out to be a great wakeup call for Georgia, particularly to its defense. Back in the regular season, Georgia allowed just 15.9 points and 318.2 total yards per game – fifth and 10th overall in the nation. At the same time, Georgia still winning against a team like the Buckeyes despite a wonky defense highlighted the reliability of the Bulldogs’ offense. Bennett and company look poised to pounce on TCU which has given up 76 points in the last two Horned Frogs games.

Georgia is 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 bowl games.

Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs (+13)

Record: 13-1 Overall/9-0 Conference

The Horned Frogs are headed to the National Championship Game in just Sonny Dykes’ first season as head coach of the football program. They silenced their critics who believe they shouldn’t have been allowed entry to the CFP semis by taking down the Michigan Wolverines in the Fiesta Bowl, beating Jim Harbaugh’s team, 51-45. Max Duggan went 14/29 for 225 passing yards and two touchdowns. He had two interceptions, but more than made up for those picks by recording two rushing touchdowns on 15 carries. The Horned Frogs have the offense to bend Georgia’s defense the way Ohio State did in the Peach Bowl. The Buckeyes stunned Georgia with deep pass completions, which is a specialty of the house for Duggan and the Horned Frogs’ offense. Back in the regular season, TCU was 13th in the nation with 8.4 yards per pass completion. Moreover, the Horned Frogs have a scary rushing attack, ranking 15th nationally with 206.4 rushing yards per game. Against Michigan, TCU burned the turf for 263 rushing yards and three touchdowns, with Emari Demercado going off for 150 rushing yards on just 17 carries.

TCU is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last six games after scoring more than 40 points in its previous game.

Writer’s Prediction

Georgia wins, 37-21.

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