Last Updated Jan 10, 2023, 10:08 AM
Georgia vs. TCU National Championship Player Prop Bets
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The College Football Playoff has its final two teams: the TCU Horned Frogs and the Georgia Bulldogs.
We were able to watch two of the greatest college football games that we've seen in some time on New Year's Eve as the semifinal matchups of the CFP were full of action. Both teams went well over the projected game totals and were toss-ups until the final whistle.
We can only hope for close to the same fireworks in the national championship matchup, and despite opening up as a 13.5-point underdog, TCU has the offensive firepower (and feisty defense) to make this just as entertaining.
The VegasInsider team already has its College Football Playoff Predictions posted and I'm going in another direction with another popular betting market. Over the past few seasons, player props have become just as, if not more, important for bettors than side and total bets.
Props often give you more of a sweat since you get to focus on one singular player's performance rather than the whole team's, so if you find a player that you really like you can just key in on his statistics. I'm firing away with my Top 3 College Football Playoff Prop Bets between the Horned Frogs and Bulldogs. Let's see who has the most advantageous lines to bet right now for the CFP National Championship!
Georgia vs. TCU Player Props Best Bets
- Kenny McIntosh Over 60.5 Rushing Yards
- Max Duggan Over 230.5 Passing Yards
- Stetson Bennett Over 0.5 Interceptions
Georgia RB Kenny McIntosh
Over 60.5 Rushing Yards (-114, FanDuel)
McIntosh definitely did not get a fair shot at this number in the semifinal matchup against Ohio State, as he only received 5 carries, none until midway through the second quarter despite being Georgia's top running back throughout the season. However, he has massive big play ability as he ripped off a 50-yard run for one of his first carries and that was enough to get him over his prop total in that game.
This game should be a bit different, as while TCU's offense is explosive enough to keep Georgia on their toes, Georgia will attempt to establish the run against TCU's middling rush defense (5th in the Big 12) while staying away from their aggressive secondary that made things difficult for Michigan QB JJ McCarthy.
McIntosh averaged 14 carries per game in the 6 games prior to last week's game so if he gets back up to that number again, 60.5 yards is very in play for him.
TCU QB Max Duggan
Over 230.5 Passing Yards (-110, FanDuel)
This line feels like it has been depressed by Duggan's last three game lines of 225, 251, and 212 passing yards, because apart from those games he has cleared this number by a wide margin in all by two games (8/10).
The Georgia defense has been stout all season, but OSU QB CJ Stroud's performance against them showed that there can be some gaps in their coverage and that they can be beat deep. Plus, this game script that the line tells us is that TCU will be down early and have to throw to stay in the game, which would drive up Duggan's chances to hit this line by a significant margin.
Georgia QB Stetson Bennett
Over 0.5 Interceptions (-111, bet365)
The Horned Frogs were able to make life very difficult for Michigan and JJ McCarthy in the semifinal matchup by putting continuous pressure onto McCarthy from Dylan Horton with 3 sacks in the first half as well as staying aggressive in their defensive routes.
Bennett has been very solid this season running Georgia's pro spread offense but doesn't possess the best arm and sometimes makes bad throws into coverage. TCU's defense, built to counter spread offenses with speed in their 3-3-5 defensive scheme, could make life difficult for him if he is put into a situation where he has to throw the ball to make a play.
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