College Football Playoff predictions: Michigan vs. LSU, Georgia vs. Ohio State

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The Post’s Howie Kussoy is present with the Pigskin Profit to springiness his picks and predictions for the College Football Playoff.

First up, Michigan vs. TCU, which volition statesman connected New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31st, astatine 4 p.m. ET connected ESPN.

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College Football Playoff predictions

Fiesta Bowl: Michigan (-7.5) vs. TCU (+7.5)

Only 3 of the 16 semifinal games successful the playoff epoch person been decided by azygous digits. Add different blowout to the collection. The teams that gave TCU the astir occupation this play committed to the run, with Kansas State rushing for 205 yards (44 carries) successful its Big 12 rubric crippled triumph and Baylor rushing for 232 yards (46 carries) successful a one-point loss. Michigan’s seventh-ranked rushing onslaught — which averages 43 carries per crippled — isn’t what Sonny Dykes wants to see. 

Michigan vs. TCU pick

Michigan -7.5 (BetMGM)

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Peach Bowl: Georgia (-6.5) vs. Ohio State (+6.5) (Sat., Dec 31st, 8 p.m. ET. ESPN)

Even earlier losing to Michigan, the Buckeyes were mostly surviving disconnected of reputation, a preseason ranking and C.J. Stroud. Ohio State has seldom looked the portion of a contender this season, struggling against teams with a pulse (Notre Dame, Penn State) and teams successful little value classes (Maryland, Northwestern), earlier luckily stumbling into the 4th spot. Meanwhile, Georgia looks poised to go the archetypal back-to-back champ of the playoff era, having dominated its 5 ranked opponents by an mean of 29.4 points. 

Georgia vs. Ohio State pick

Georgia -6.5 (BetMGM)