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The top two ranked teams in the country play for the national title for the fourth time in the 10-year history of the College Football Playoff when the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (14-0) meet the No. 2 Washington Huskies (14-0) in the 2024 CFP National Championship game on Monday. Neither school has won the title in more than a quarter of a century, as Michigan last captured the crown in 1997 and Washington in 1991. History favors the Huskies in this matchup as the No. 2 team defeated the No. 1 club in each of the previous three meetings for the national championship, with Clemson beating Alabama twice after the Crimson Tide knocked off the Tigers in January 2016.

Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Wolverines are 5-point favorites in the latest Michigan vs. Washington odds via SportsLine, while the over/under for total points scored is 55.5. Before making any Washington vs. Michigan picks or CFP final predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, the proprietary computer model has generated a strong profit of well over $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It enters the College Football Playoff National Championship game a profitable 13-9 on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now the model has dialed in on Michigan vs. Washington and just revealed its coveted picks and CFP National Championship game 2024 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model's picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Washington vs. Michigan:

  • Michigan vs. Washington spread: Wolverines -5
  • Michigan vs. Washington over/under: 55.5 points
  • Michigan vs. Washington money line: Wolverines -215, Huskies +177
  • MICH: The Wolverines are 6-1 against the spread in road/neutral-site contests this season
  • WASH: The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in games away from home this campaign
  • Michigan vs. Washington picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Michigan can cover

The Wolverines were less than two minutes away from having their season come to an end as they trailed Alabama 20-13 before receiving some heroics. Two plays after completing a 29-yard pass to Roman Wilson, quarterback J.J. McCarthy found the wideout again for a 4-yard touchdown with 1:34 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the extra point knotted the contest. Michigan forced the Crimson Tide to punt on their final possession in regulation and, after Blake Corum's 17-yard TD run on the second play of overtime, stopped Alabama QB Jalen Milroe on fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line to punch its ticket to the title game.

McCarthy finished the contest with three TD tosses after making just one over his previous five games and racked up more than 150 passing yards (221) for the first time in five outings. Corum's winning score gave him at least one touchdown run in every game this season and a total of 25 on the year, which leads the nation. The senior running back also made his first TD catch of the campaign in the Rose Bowl, giving him two or more total touchdowns in six consecutive games. See which side to back at SportsLine

Why Washington can cover

The Huskies are in the midst of a tremendous run as they have the longest active FBS winning streak at 21 games, which is the third-longest in school history. They have been nearly unbeatable in Kalen DeBoer's two-year tenure as head coach, going 25-2 overall and 10-0 against ranked opponents. Washington possesses the No. 1 passing offense in the nation (350.0 yards) and is 10th in both total offense (473.6) and scoring (37.6 points).

Senior quarterback Michael Penix Jr., who was runner-up for the 2023 Heisman Trophy, leads the country with 4,648 passing yards and is tied for third with 35 touchdown tosses. Penix's top two targets are junior Rome Odunze and sophomore Ja'Lynn Polk, who respectively have registered 1,553 and 1,122 receiving yards this season. Odunze is second in the nation in that category and broke the school record previously held by Reggie Williams (1,454 yards in 2002). Washington's top four wideouts have combined to make 28 touchdown catches, and each has run for a score this campaign -- with sophomore Germie Bernard doing so twice. See which side to back at SportsLine.

How to make Michigan vs. Washington picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 59 points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can see the model's pick only at SportsLine.

So who wins Michigan vs. Washington in the CFP title game, and which side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Washington vs. Michigan spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up well over $2,000 since its inception, and find out.