INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 04: Erick All #83 and Hassan Haskins #25 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrate a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Michigan is heading to a major college playoff game, and the Wolverines are ready. Michigan will take on Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Friday (Dec. 31). I think it sounds like a fun way to ring in the New Year!

So, are they favored to win? According to Bleacher Report, Georgia is favored to win by 7.5 points.

“In the nightcap, Georgia is a considerable favorite over Michigan,” Bleacher Report says. “The underdogs, however, won’t be lacking confidence after destroying Iowa and cruising to a Big Ten championship.”

Their picks are made against the spread (ATS) and based on the latest odds from DraftKings.

How to Watch the College Football Playoff Semifinal (Orange Bowl):

  • No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia
  • When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
  • Watch: The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and streaming on WatchESPN at

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