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ESPN College GameDay crew picks winner of Georgia vs. TCU

It’s finally time. The Georgia Bulldogs and TCU Horned Frogs are minutes away from playing for the College Football Playoff national championship from Los Angeles, California.

Per BetMGM, Georgia is a 14.5-point favorite over TCU. The over/under is set at 63.5 with the Georgia money line of minus-450 compared to plus-350 for the Horned Frogs.

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The ESPN “College GameDay” crew made their picks moments before the big game.

The picks..

Desmond Howard:

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“I love Georgia. I think Georgia’s the best team on the field. I just believe that TCU is a team of destiny. They’re gonna find a way to pull it off tonight. I’m going Horned Frogs in a close one.”

The pick: TCU

David Pollack:

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“I think it’s Georgia and their talent. I trust them on a big stage. … I think this defense will play a lot better and make it hard for TCU to move the football.”

The pick: Georgia

Pat McAfee:

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“This Georgia team is a professional football outfit. Kirby Smart is unbelievable. … Dawwwgs. Give me the Georgia Bulldogs to go back to back.”

The pick: Georgia

Lee Corso:

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“This is a new year, I feel great. This is a big, big, big, big game. Give me that Uga … (proceeds to pull out a TCU hat). Go Frogs!”

The pick: TCU

Click here to place your bets at BetMGM.

Get more betting analysis and predictions at Sportsbook Wire.

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