The college football season concludes with what should be a back-and-forth, high-scoring National Championship game Monday night at SoFi Stadium (7:30 pm ET, ESPN). The 14-0 Georgia Bulldogs (-12.5) look to secure a second consecutive title under head coach Kirby Smart, while Sonny Dykes and 13-1 TCU Horned Frogs aim for their third National Championship in school history.
Sifting through the current prop markets DraftKings Sportsbook has to offer, we’ve pinpointed five of our favorite props to consider for the big game.
Georgia-TCU Best Prop Bets: Advice, picks, odds for CFP National Championship
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook
Georgia TE Brock Bowers OVER 0.5 receiving TDs (+115)
Georgia’s receiving touchdown leader was held out of the end zone in the Peach Bowl, but Bowers is too dynamic of a playmaker not to reach paydirt on Monday night. He enters the National Championship game averaging 5.7 targets per game (seventh among TEs) and is always a major part of Georgia’s offensive gameplan. Considering Bowers is -180 in the anytime TD markets, we’d rather bet him to score a receiving TD at +115. There’s a chance Bowers is utilized on a jet sweep in the red zone like he was in the Peach Bowl, but chances are if he scores a touchdown, it will be through the air.
TCU TE Jared Wiley OVER 16.5 receiving yards (-110)
Wiley’s receiving yards prop is correctly priced, but we think he racks up over 17 receiving yards in a game where the Horned Frogs are forced to employ a more pass-heavy approach. In games that TCU has led throughout, Wiley’s been relatively quiet, but with TCU pegged as double-digit underdogs, more passing attempts from Max Duggan give Wiley a chance to eclipse 17 receiving yards. He had 28 receiving yards on four catches in the Big 12 Championship, a game in which TCU played from behind for the majority of the second half, and with TCU likely trailing in the second half on Monday night, Wiley could secure four-plus receptions .
Georgia RB Kenny McIntosh UNDER 67.5 rushing yards (-125)
McIntosh is coming off a 70-yard rushing performance in the Peach Bowl, but he didn’t need much volume to achieve that, logging just five carries. McIntosh showcased his explosiveness, averaging 14 yards per tote, but we’re thinking he fails to reach 68 rushing yards on Monday night. McIntosh still cedes carries to fellow RBs Daijun Edwards and Kendall Milton, and with TCU’s defense being better against the run (46th in EPA/rush) than the pass (65th in EPA/pass) there’s a good chance he’s held to fewer than 68 rushing yards.
Georgia WR Adonai Mitchell OVER 35.5 receiving yards (-120)
Mitchell, who returned from an ankle injury in the SEC Championship, is starting to find his groove in Georgia’s offense. AD racked up 43 receiving yards on three receptions in the Peach Bowl and has a shot to post an even bigger day against an exploitable TCU pass defense. Mitchell plays on a high percentage of snaps, logging a 94.4-percent route participation this season, and sports a high 14.4 aDOT. It may only take one big catch for Mitchell to log 36-plus receiving yards.
Georgia Bulldogs team total OVER 37.5 points (-120)
We’re backing the Bulldogs’ offense to do their thing on Monday night, scoring 38-plus points on a TCU defense that allowed 45 points and 528 total yards to Michigan. The Wolverines could have easily scored 50-plus on TCU, but a lack of execution in the red zone hindered its chances of adding even more points. A Georgia offense ranked fifth in EPA/pass should have its way through the air, and another 40-plus point performance is well within reach. Georgia also had some struggles in the red zone in their last game, too, and if Todd Monken’s offense can shore up those issues, getting to 38 points should come to fruition.