NCAAF Predictions: #2 Michigan vs #3 TCU Vegas Odds, Picks and Preview (Fiesta Bowl)

  • Michigan beat Purdue in the Big-10 title game, climbing to 13-0.
  • TCU dropped to 12-1 with an overtime loss to Kansas State.
  • This will be the first matchup between these two teams in school history.

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The 2022 Fiesta Bowl features a matchup between the 13-0 Wolverines and the 12-1 Horned Frogs. This will be Michigan’s second consecutive CFP appearance. Last season, they lost in the semifinals against the eventual champions, Georgia. They’ll try to avoid another semifinal defeat against TCU, to get another shot at Georgia or Ohio State. Meanwhile, this is TCU’s first CFP appearance.

Michigan Wolverines vs TCU Horned Frogs Schedule

  • When: Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 4 p.m ET
  • Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Michigan vs TCU Vegas Odds

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Michigan capped off a perfect 13-0 regular season with a 43-22 win over Purdue in the Big-10 title game. Even more impressive than their championship title, was their victory over Ohio State in the week prior. It was the Wolverines first win on the road against the Buckeyes in over 20 years. The 22-point triumph was also the largest margin of victory in a road matchup against Ohio State since 1976. Michigan typically has a solid defense and overall team, but subpar QB play has limited them. J.J. McCarthy finally ended that.

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TCU had a dreamlike season this year, completing multiple record-setting comebacks that kept them undefeated week after week. Unfortunately, the pin finally dropped in the favor of their opponent, as TCU came up short in overtime in the Big-12 championship game against Kansas State. That being said, the Horned Frogs still easily made it into the CFP field with a 12-1 record. Statistically, TCU’s loss is actually a good thing. Getting the much overdue failed-to-comeback loss before the CFP, allows them to fully refocus.

Michigan vs TCU Prediction

I’m tempted to pick TCU after all of their incredible comebacks this year. The duo of QB Max Duggan and WR Quentin Johnston, who will both likely be moving on to the NFL next season, has been fantastic for them. That being said, Michigan has been even more dangerous. The injury to RB Blake Corum may set them back a bit, but the way Michigan played against Ohio State has me sold that they’ll emerge victorious here. Even so, I wouldn’t feel confident betting on them to cover the spread in what should be a close game.

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Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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