Is there any more magic left? The first round of the College Football Playoff on Saturday produced a pair of games for the ages. After an upset win over Michigan, No. 3 TCU (13-1) is only one game away from an improbable National Championship on Monday night.
However, No. 1 Georgia (14-0) is undefeated, the defending champion and a sizable favorite, so the Horned Frogs must perform well to pull off the monumental upset.
Most PA sportsbooks and betting apps have the Bulldogs giving 12.5 points. The game’s total is set at 62.5.
TV coverage will be broadcast on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Any impartial fans are probably just hoping for another great game – and maybe just a little more CFP magic.
Let’s take a closer look at the betting lines and preview Monday’s National Championship.
CFP National Championship betting lines TCU vs. Georgia
National Championship betting preview TCU vs. Georgia
Stats provided by DraftKings Sportsbook PA
- TCU 10-2-2 ATS; Georgia 7-7 ATS
- TCU 8-6 O/U; Georgia 6-8 O/U
- TCU 41.1 avg. points for; Georgia 39.4 avg. points for
- TCU 26.4 avg. points against; Georgia 14.8 avg. points against
Players to watch in the 2023 CFP National Championship
The College Football Playoff National Championship features two quarterbacks who were invited to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation last month. TCU’s Max Duggan finished second, while Georgia’s Stetson Bennett placed fourth.
Both players will be key figures in Monday night’s contest.
Max Duggan, TCU: The dual-threat quarterback has 3,546 passing yards and 461 rushing yards on the season, with a total of 40 touchdowns. He will face a formidable defense on the other side. Georgia is giving up just 14.8 points per game.
Stetson Bennett, Georgia: Bennett led Georgia to a win over Alabama in the national title game last season and hopes for a repeat performance this year. He has 3,823 passing yards this season and threw a pair of key fourth quarter touchdowns against Ohio State in the semifinal.
Quentin Johnson, TCU: The Horned Frogs wideout has a knack for making big plays, averaging 18.1 yards per catch this year. He had six catches for 163 yards and a touchdown (a 76-yarder) against Michigan.
Brock Bowers, Georgia: Bennett’s favorite target is the sophomore tight end, who had 56 receptions and six touchdowns this season. He converted a key fourth down for the Bulldogs in their comeback win vs. the Buckeyes.
How to bet on college football in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has 14 legal and regulated sports betting apps. You can bet on college football in PA in a variety of ways, including:
- Live/in-game betting
- 1st half spread, moneyline, total,
Player props for college football are not offered at Pennsylvania sportsbooks. So, you won’t see betting lines for wagers on individual players, such as Stetson Bennett or Max Duggan over/under passing yards.
Preseason 2022 NCAAF betting odds
TCU: Most sportsbooks gave the Horned Frogs between 175 and 200-1 odds to win the national title before the season, making them the biggest underdog ever to reach the playoff since it began in 2014. TCU’s preseason win total was set at 6.5. The preseason Big 12 title odds for the Horned Frogs were set at +1000.
Georgia: The Bulldogs, meanwhile, entered the college football season as one of the betting favorites. At the start of the year, Georgia was just +300 to win the national title and +145 to win the SEC Championship. The Bulldogs had their season win total set at 10.5.
CFP National Championship promos, boosts and pools at PA sportsbooks
The Pennsylvania sportsbooks and betting apps feature some special offerings and promotions for college football’s final game.
DraftKings Sportsbook has already released a Pick ‘Em Pool for the contest, with a $10 entry earning players a share of a $10,000 pool. Entrants will have to select among different betting lines, which include spreads, totals and results from quarters/halves.
First place is guaranteed $1,500 and second will receive $1,050. The rest of the top-20 finishers will also receive payouts.
The online sportsbook is also handing out two different boosts for Monday night. Through its TCU vs. UGA Mystery Boost promotion, bettors receive a random boost token for the game, up to 100%. Simply opt in to find out which boost you’ve earned.
DraftKings provides an additional live profit boost, as well. After you opt in to this other deal, you’ll get a 33% boost to use on any live market for the game.
Those who bet with Caesars Sportsbook PA have a slightly different offer for the National Championship. With its Bet & Get deal, bettors who wager at least $100 on a market for TCU-Georgia receive a $25 free bet for college basketball.
Your qualifying wager needs to have minimum odds of -200 or longer.
College football fans in PA can also turn to BetMGM Sportsbook. It includes a similar promo where a $25 bet on Monday’s spread returns a $10 free bet for any college basketball tilt.
BetMGM also highlights a Lion’s Boost for the contest, providing odds of +210 for Georgia to win with less than 61 total points scored.
Be sure to continue to check out your favorite PA sportsbooks as kickoff approaches as some will deliver even more options.