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The PointsBet Hustleโ„ข is a newsletter spotlighting our biggest bets, juiciest boosts and strongest insights to get you ready for the best betting stretch of your life.

IN THIS ISSUE

๐Ÿˆ THE MAIN EVENT: Can Georgia cover two TDs?

๐Ÿ”ฅ EXPERT PICKS: Introducing the one and only Lucy Rohden

๐Ÿ’ช POWER HOUR: Bet Credit for a championship parlay

๐Ÿง  ASK THE TRADER: Why did the line dip to 13.5 — and rebound?

THE MAIN EVENT

TCU (+13.5) @ Georgia

PointsBet Data and Insights

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. ET (SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Cal.)

KEY FACTS: The defending champs take on a Cinderella whose title odds opened at 200-to-1 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Georgia gained 533 yards against Ohio State but needed a field goal miss from 50 to survive. Michigan outgained TCU, but the Horned Frogs ๐Ÿธ found magic with two pick-6s. Is TCU a team of destiny? Or does 5-star talent trump all?

TRENDING: TCU is 10-3-1 ATS, while Georgia went 7-7 ATS despite its perfect record. Underdogs are 5-3 ATS in the CFP title game.

EXPERT PICKS

Ariel Epstein (a.k.a The Props Queen) had a flawless debut, hitting with Mac Jones and Jamaal Williams. She is joined by PointsBet studio host Ryan Leaf and our favorite college football commentator, Lucy Rohden (@lucysportsjokes).

THE COMEDIAN

Georgia -13.5 vs. TCU (-110)
"I really want to take TCU to cover -- I really do -- but I think Georgia is too good. Hopefully the Hypnotoad proves me wrong!"
Under 63.5 (-110)
"I think after opting out of playing defense last week, both teams will be better defensively."

THE BIG NAME

TCU +13.5 vs. Georgia (-110)
"The Horned Frogs continue to defy odds. Their team speed is a problem -- just ask Michigan!"
Over 63.5 (-110)
"The Over is trending this postseason. And these are two high-powered offenses."

THE PROPS QUEEN

Georgia -13.5 vs. TCU (-110)
"I'll take the experienced reigning champs from the SEC with a top-ranked red-zone defense over the Big 12."
Giannis Over 11.5 Rebounds vs. Knicks (-125)
"Milwaukee's top rebounder goes against a team that is allowing the 11th most boards per game."
CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT

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ROOTING FOR TOUCHDOWNS

PROPS TO THESE PROPS

Stetson Bennett is -210 to fire 2 or more TD passes.

Local regulators in NJ, IL, OH, IN, Louisiana, Iowa and Ontario permit you to bet these beauties:

  • TCU QB Max Duggan Over 1.5 Passing TDs (+100): He has cleared this in 10 of 13 starts.
  • Georgia QB Stetson Bennett Over 275.5 Passing Yards (-115): J.J. McCarthy torched TCU for a career-high 343 yards.
  • Georgia TE Brock Bowers First TD scorer (+700): Bennett won’t ignore this athletic freak as he did against Ohio State.
INSIDE THE LINES

ASK THE TRADER ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽพโ›ณ

Can Max Duggan silence the doubters one more time? (AP Photo)

PointsBet trading manager Sam Garriock breaks down tonightโ€™s lines.

What factors went into opening at Georgia -13.5?

  • โ€œUGA played pretty well against Ohio State, and the Bulldogs are excellently coached. It took a special performance from C.J. Stroud to cause UGA trouble and, with great respect to Max Duggan, he is not C.J. Stroud with his arm.โ€

Do you take the Moneyline into account, knowing TCU has become a cool story and people want to hit a big winner?

  • โ€œWe do, and we expect the TCU ML (+395) to be a big losing result for us if it hits. Typically this is purely a spread-to-ML conversion but that can get off kilter with public events such as this one.โ€

Did the line drop to 12.5 because the majority of our handle is on TCU?

  • โ€œYes, but it is more likely to close at 14 than 10. I think the sharper guys will end up taking UGA.โ€
HIGH, LOW, WHERE TO GO?

MAKE THE CASE ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš–๏ธ

No player is more likely to score a TD (-200) than Georgia RB Kenny McIntosh (AP Photo)

  • Georgia -13.5: The Bulldogs rarely play tight games, hammering foes by an average of 24.6 points.
  • TCU +13.5: The Horned Frogs play an unusual 3-3-5 defense that confuses opponents. Plus youโ€™ve got to be nuts to bet against Max Duggan.
  • Over 63.5: Did you watch the semifinal games?
  • Under 63.5: Everyone did watch the semis, so the total is inflated. FWIW, SoFi Stadium NFL Unders are 29-21.
SIX-PACK ON TAP

EARLY LOOK ๐Ÿ‘€

The Bucs are +3000 to win the Super Bowl, and Tom Brady is +4000 to win MVP ... again. (AP Photo)

  • Seahawks (+10) @ 49ers (4:30 p.m. ET Sat): The 49ers blaze ๐Ÿ”ฅ into the postseason, winners of 10 straight. They beat Seattle 27-7 in Week 2 and 21-13 last month.
  • Chargers (-1.5) @ Jaguars (8:15 p.m. ET Sat): We know Trevor Lawrence has never reached the playoffs. The same holds for Justin Herbert ๐ŸŽˆ.
  • Dolphins (+11) @ Bills (1 p.m. ET Sun): Tua, Teddy or Skylar? We’re not sure who will take the snaps for Miami ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝ, which lost five of its final six games.
  • Giants (+3) @ Vikings (4:40 p.m. ET Sun): Two teams with negative point differentials. Weird. Minnesota went 8-1 at home, including a 27-24 win over the G-Men on Christmas Eve.
  • Ravens (+6.5) @ Bengals (8:15 p.m. ET Sun): Lamar, Lamar, Lamar. Will he suit up? Would it matter? The Bengals are hot ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ, having won eight straight. The eighth was over Baltimore yesterday, 27-16.
  • Cowboys (-3) @ Bucs (8:15 p.m. ET Mon): The Bucs went 8-9. The Cowboys limped home ๐Ÿค• from Washington. But with Brady going against the โ€˜Boys, of course this was selected for Monday Night Football.
BILLS & BENGALS BRING IT HOME

CONGRATS TO YOU ๐ŸŽ‰

Josh Allen earned the game ball for leading the Bills to a 35-23 victory over the Patriots. (AP Photo)

Thousands wagered on the Sunday Hustle Boost โ€“ the Bills and Bengals to cover a 7.5-point line. And at +260, it hit ๐Ÿค‘! Enjoy the spoils of victory, PointsBet clients.

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