You can’t ask for much more from TCU (13-1) in Sonny Dykes’ first season, getting the school’s first berth in the college football playoffs and making it to the National Championship Game. The Horned Frogs weren’t even predicted to be in the top half of the Big 12, but they’ve answered almost every challenge that 2022/23 has faced.

Georgia (14-0) is nearly a two TD favorite to claim their second straight National Championship, with no team going back-to-back in the playoff era. The Bulldogs looked human in a 42-41 win over Ohio State last week, but does Texas Christian have the firepower that the Buckeyes did?

Before Betting on the 2023 CFP National Championship

TCU is a pretty standard +13 underdog for the 2023 National Championship, but had a very impressive 51-45 win over the previously unbeaten Michigan Wolverines last week. There were obviously some very good things done on offense in that game for the Horned Frogs (Emari Demercado 150 rush yards, Quentin Johnston 163 receiving yards) but the defense giving up nearly 530 yards of total offense is concerning.

It’s hard to go against gritty TCU quarterback Max Duggan, who wasn’t even the starter at the beginning of the season but still finished runner-up for the Heisman Trophy while leading his squad to the National Championship. Georgia has a great defense, but also gave up 348 yards and 4 TDs to C.J. Stroud last week.

It’s also not wise to bet against Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett IV who finished 4th in Heisman voting and is 28-3 as a starter in his college tenure.

#3 TCU vs #1 Georgia NCAAF Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineTCU 4.75) | UGA (1.21)63.5TCU +13 (1.91) | UGA -13 (1.91)
BovadaTCU 4.35) | UGA (1.22)63TCU +13 (1.91) | UGA -13 (1.91)
BetUSTCU 4.50) | UGA (1.22)64TCU +12.5 (1.91) | UGA -12.5 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agTCU 4.75) | UGA (1.21)63.5TCU +13 (1.91) | UGA -13 (1.91)
PinnacleTCU 4.65) | UGA (1.22)63.5TCU +13 (1.94) | UGA -13 (1.94)
MyBookieTCU 4.70) | UGA (1.20)63TCU +13 (1.91) | UGA -13 (1.91)

2023 CFP National Championship Prediction & Pick

Nobody expected TCU to get here, everybody thought it would be a shock if Georgia wasn’t playing for the National Championship. 13 points is still too much to be giving in this matchup, as TCU has answered the bell time and time again when they weren’t supposed to.
Pick: TCU +13