CFP Semifinal Opening Odds: Michigan, Texas Favored to Win

  • The Michigan Wolverines are 1.5-point favorites against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl.
  • The Texas Longhorns have -180 moneyline odds to defeat the Washington Huskies in the Sugar Bowl.
  • National Championship odds favor Michigan with +170 odds.

PASADENA, Calif. – The College Football Playoff picture is set, and opening odds for both semifinal games are available at Bovada. No. 1 seeded Michigan has -125 odds to defeat No. 4 Alabama, while the third-seeded Texas Longhorns are 4.0-point favorites against the undefeated No. 2 seeded Washington.

CFP betting odds at Bovada released shortly after the committee’s final rankings Sunday afternoon. The first game on New Years Day favors Michigan over Alabama in the Rose Bowl.

Alabama Vs Michigan Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Alabama +1.5 (-110) +105 O46.0 (-110)
Michigan -1.5 (-110) -125 U46.0 (-110)

Alabama is a slight underdog at USA online sportsbooks after defeating the former No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game. They’ve won 11 consecutive games, covering the spread in eight of those 11 games.

The 46.0-point total at Alabama online sportsbooks went over in six consecutive Crimson Tide games and seven of the last nine Michigan games.

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CFP Betting Odds Favor Texas Over Undefeated Washington

Fiesta Bowl odds at college football sportsbooks predict Texas will hand Washington their first loss of the season. Texas has -180 moneyline odds to win and advance to the National Championship Game.

Texas Vs Washington Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Texas -4.0 (-110) -180 O64.0 (-110)
Washington +4.0 (-110) +155 U64.0 (-110)

The Huskies were recently a 10.0-point underdog at Washington online sportsbooks to Oregon before winning outright. Fans could be a factor in this game, with Longhorns fans facing an eight-hour drive rather than the 38 hour drive from Washington to New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Longhorns covered the spread in three consecutive games and have -110 odds at sportsbooks that accept Texas residents to cover a 4.0-point spread against Washington. There’s underdog betting value on an undefeated Washington team with +165 odds.