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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 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 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


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