The 2021 Capital One Orange Bowl is just around the corner. This year, it is part of the College Football Playoff, with the #2 Michigan Wolverines taking on the #3 Georgia Bulldogs.
BetMGM’s latest NCAAF odds have Georgia as 7.5 point favorites.
But, if neither side of the point spread is appealing to you, what Orange Bowl prop bets should you consider? These are three of my best recommendations.
Capital One Orange Bowl Game Information
Before we dive into these props, here is some information about this year’s Orange Bowl:
- Date: Friday, Dec. 31st
- Time: 7:30 P.M. EST
- Venue: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL
- Participants: Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan Wolverines
Race to 20 Points: Michigan (+280)
Both teams average over 37 points per game offensively, but both are top five scoring defenses.
However, Michigan has proven that they can handle top ten scoring defenses this season. They scored 38 points on Oct. 2nd at Wisconsin and 21 points on Nov. 13th against Penn State.
Those two defenses rank in the top ten, and those were also road games for Michigan.
Michigan has proven that they can score points against elite defenses, and with these odds, I would take a chance on them being the first to 20.
Michigan ML and Both 10+ Points (+300)
If you believe Michigan will win, this is one of the best parlay props available on the board. With both teams averaging over 37 points per game on offense, it is hard to believe that neither squad will score ten points.
Michigan has not been held to under 20 points once this season. The lowest number of points that Georgia scored in a game was 10, where they won 10-3 against Clemson. In that game, however, JT Daniels was the starting quarterback.
Since then, Georgia hasn’t scored below 24 points. I am confident that they can score at least ten points against Michigan, and I’m confident that Michigan can also score at least ten points. I also believe that Michigan has enough of a chance to give the +300 odds value.
Michigan ML and No 20+ Points (+525)
I think Michigan can win this game and hold Georgia to under 20 points. There are a few reasons I believe Georgia could get held to under 20 points. The main reason is Michigans’ running attack. The Wolverines run the ball often and eat a lot of time off the clock. I believe that they’ll try to control the clock and keep Georgia off of the field.
The Wolverines are 16th in the country in average time of possession at just under 32 minutes per game.
On top of this, Georgia’s turnover margin this year is zero, while Michigan is +5. This suggests that Michigan may be more likely to develop a key turnover.
This is another bet that I like because of risk vs. reward. I believe that there’s a greater than 60% chance that Georgia will get held to below 20 points. The +525 odds make this bet worth the risk.
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These are three Orange Bowl prop bets I think are worth considering. Do you agree with these picks, or would you go in another direction?
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