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The Ultimate College Football Betting Guide: PFF Picks and Predictions for all of Friday's games

Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) passes against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The New Year's Eve slate offers a number of enticing college football matchups, including Alabama-Cincinnati and Michigan-Georgia in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Leverage PFF's predictive betting models and best bets tool to identify the best betting opportunities for Friday's games. 

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WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS @ RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

Wake Forest Rutgers
Power Rank: Overall 26th 95th
Power Rank: Defense 61st 110th
Power Rank: Offense 17th 116th
QB PFF Grade 87.1 48.8
Passer Rating Clean 108.0 85.0
Passer Rating Under Pressure 67.8 39.4
Big-Time Throw % 4.88% 3.74%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 2.86% 3.97%
Insights from the PFF betting model
  • The under has a 56.0% chance of covering
  • Wake Forest has gone over the total in 6-of-13 games this year
  • Wake Forest is 6-7 against the spread this season
  • Wake Forest has a 52.6% cover probability
  • The spread has moved from -15.5 open to -17.5 as we head toward kickoff
  • Wake Forest has an 88.5% win probability
PFF Best Bets
  • Spread: Wake Forest (-17.5)
  • Total: Under 62.5
PFF's Best Bets Tool reveals betting opportunities (“edges”) within game bet and player prop markets. The higher the edge, the greater the opportunity.

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS @ CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS

Washington State Central Michigan
Power Rank: Overall 50th 41st
Power Rank: Defense 81st 22nd
Power Rank: Offense 39th 46th
QB PFF Grade 70.7 71.8
Passer Rating Clean 97.5 114.3
Passer Rating Under Pressure 68.7 62.4
Big-Time Throw % 4.84% 5.43%
Turnover-Worthy Play % 4.63% 3.55%
Insights from the PFF betting model
  • The under has a 55.1% chance of covering
  • Washington State has gone over the game total in 5-of-12 games this season
  • Washington State is 8-4 against the spread this season, Central Michigan is 7-5
  • Central Michigan has a 51.0% chance of covering
  • The spread opened at -7 and tested -7.5 but has now settled back on the opening number
  • Washington State has a 65.6% win probability
PFF Best Bets
  • Spread: Central Michigan (+7)
  • Moneyline: Central Michigan (+209)
  • Total: Under 57.5

CINCINNATI BEARCATS & ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

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