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Alabama, Georgia open as sizeable favorites in CFP semis

Field Level Media
06 Dec 2021, 15:19 GMT+10

No. 1 Alabama has opened as a 13.5-point favorite over No. 4 Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, according to the consensus Vegas odds.

Meanwhile, in the other College Football Playoff semifinal matchup, No. 3 Georgia is a 7.5-point favorite over No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl.

Notre Dame, which was the first team left out of the four-team playoff, finds itself as a 1.5-point favorite against Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl.

Elsewhere, the Rose Bowl features Ohio State as a 6.5-point favorite over Utah, and the Sugar Bowl matchup has Ole Miss favored by 2 over Baylor.

After Alabama-Cincinnati, the second-largest spread of bowl season comes in the New Mexico Bowl, where Fresno State is favored by 13 over UTEP.

Two bowl matchups -- Virginia-SMU in the Fenway Bowl and Miami-Washington State in the Sun Bowl -- are considered an early pick'em.

--Field Level Media

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