- Alabama has -605 odds to beat Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl.
- Georgia is a -300 favorite to beat Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
- Alabama is favored to win the National Championship with +120 odds.
INDIANAPOLIS – The College Football Playoffs will commence on Friday, December 31 with Alabama taking on Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan going up against Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
Online betting sites currently, have Alabama and Georgia favored to win their playoff matchups while Alabama is slightly favored to win the National Championship.
Cotton Bowl Odds
- Moneyline: Alabama (-605) vs. Cincinnati (+420)
- Spread: Alabama -14
- Total: 58.5 Points
Orange Bowl Odds
- Moneyline: Georgia (-300) vs. Michigan (+250)
- Spread: Georgia -7.5
- Total: 43.5 Points
Getting into the college football odds between Alabama and Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, Alabama is heavily favored to win. This comes as no surprise being that Cincinnati is just the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoffs.
Cincinnati has also not done well in New Year’s Six Bowls as they have gone 0-3 all-time with their most recent loss coming last season against Georgia in the Peach Bowl.
As for the Orange Bowl odds, although Michigan is the higher-ranked team, Georgia is favored to advance to the National Championship game.
Georgia has proven to be the top defense in the country having allowed 14 total touchdowns all season to their opponents. Their only loss of the season is only to Alabama as well who is the fourth highest-scoring offense.
With that, an SEC Championship rematch between Alabama and Georgia could be a possibility.
National Championship Odds
Odds To Win The National Championship
- Alabama (#1) +120
- Georgia (#3) +140
- Michigan (#2) +600
- Cincinnati (#4) +1600
Alabama is coming off of an SEC Championship win where they took down Georgia, who was ranked number one in the country at the time.
Alabama has also won three of the last six National Titles and are coming off of a win as well. They have also made it to the National Championship game five times in the last six years.