The Michigan Wolverines expected to be first overall in the CFP standings after defeating Iowa in the Big Ten Championship, 42-3. Instead, Alabama dominated Georgia in the SEC Championship, and Michigan stayed put in the No. 2 spot, while Georgia and Alabama switched places.

With that switch, Georgia will now take on Michigan in the Orange Bowl in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff. Both teams have just one loss and have looked practically unstoppable in most games this season.

Nobody wants to give the Big Ten credit. So can Michigan find its way against an incredible Georgia defense?

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Orange Bowl Prop Bets

Best Bet: Michigan Over 17.5 (-104) at TwinSpires

Wager: 1 Unit

I don’t want to sound too confident here but I like my chances with Michigan. The Wolverines are the hottest team in college football and just knocked off Ohio State a couple of weeks ago. After beating Ohio State, Michigan won the Big Ten Championship by dominating Iowa, 42-3.


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That proved everything. Michigan is a serious contender for the Championship.

If Michigan wants any chance at winning this game, they’ll have to have at least 10 points on the board at the half. If they can do that, Michigan should be able to double that in the second half.

Best Bet: Hassan Haskins Anytime Touchdown (TBD) at TwinSpires

Wager: 1 Unit

While player props for this game haven’t been released yet, I’ve got my eye on one in particular.

Michigan has rushed for 223.8 yards per game this season. Hassan Haskins has been the lead back, and he’s rushed for 1,288 yards on 261 carries. He also has 20 touchdowns on the season and has been a workhorse for Michigan.

If and when Michigan reaches the paydirt, there’s a good chance that Michigan won’t want to risk passing the ball. They’ll give it to Haskins to get into the end zone. If Michigan is going to score a couple of touchdowns, Haskins should be the recipient.

Be sure to pounce on this one once player props come out.

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