College Football Picks for 12/31/22
4:00 PM EST
Michigan -7.5 over TCU (loss)
TCU is a fun team to watch, but this game is about trying to figure out who the best teams in the nation are. TCU has an awful defense and played almost every game against poor defensive units. TCU won a lot of close games that they could have lost. Michigan is not going to let TCU pass all over them like they do in BIG 12 play. Michigan plays against the top defenses weekly in the BIG 10 and should have no problem scoring on the Horned Frogs’ defense, as every other team did. To win Championships, you must play well against the run; TCU can’t stop the run on defense. Michigan didn’t skip a beat when running back Blake Corum went down with a season-ending injury. The Wolverines are better off in the passing game with Donovan Edwards. J.J. McCarthy was impressive at QB all year and should have no problem putting together scoring drives against TCU. The Horned Frogs will put up a fight, but in the end, the Wolverines’ defense and coaching will prevail. Take Michigan.
8:00 PM EST
Georgia -6.5 over Ohio State (loss)
Georgia/Ohio State Over 62.5 (win)
We are going to see fireworks tonight. Ohio State and Georgia have top-rated defenses, yet the total in this game is five points higher than the first playoff game today. Both teams have explosive offenses. Ohio State scores 45 points per game, led by QB C.J. Stroud. Miyan Williams and TreVeyon Henderson should be great running the ball. Ohio State has excellent receivers led by Marvin Harrison Jr. and Stetson Bennett, a veteran QB with a great offensive line in front of him. Running backs Kenny McIntosh and Daijun Edwards can move the chains. Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey led a group of talented receivers with homerun ability. Tonight’s game will be a high-scoring affair, and in the end, the Bulldogs will be the better team as they are the best team in the nation in the trenches. Take Georgia and the Over.