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Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide National Championship Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Picks

The National Championship is finally upon us giving NCAA football betting fans the matchup they’ve been dying to see. Once again No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide looks for a national title, which would be their second straight if they’re to be successful. Standing in their way is none other than No. 2 Clemson, giving us the exact same pairing we’ve seen three out of the last four years. Fortunately these two haven’t failed to deliver and always deliver a breathtaking spectacle. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Monday night? Let’s check on the NFL legal betting odds to find out.

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Monday, January 7th  

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Clemson +5½ (-110) 58 (-110)   +180
Alabama -5½ (-110) 58 (-110) -220
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Clemson Tigers        

The Tigers turned in an undefeated record to earn their bid into this year’s college football playoffs. Subsequently the program was able to overcome No. 3 Notre Dame in a 30-3 blowout to earn a ticket to this year’s national title. Now Clemson is eager to get another crack at Alabama with all the chips on the table. Ultimately Clemson propelled themselves to this level of success off of a dominant defense. We saw this on full display in their matchup versus the Fighting Irish where they held them to just 3 points. While the Tigers do have an edge on the defensive line, thanks to Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence, they’ll still have a tough time shutting down one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation. Early on Clemson battled some controversy at quarterback but Freshman Trevor Lawrence ultimately won the starting job. It’ll be up to him to lead Clemson to a national title.

Players to Watch: Trevor Lawrence (2,606 passing yards, 24 TD, 4 INT), Travis Etienne (1,463 rushing yards, 21 TD, 8.3 AVG), and Tee Higgins (802 receiving yards, 10 TD, 52 REC).

Alabama Crimson Tide 

The Tide rushed to a 14-0 record this season to earn an undeniable spot in this year’s postseason. In the first round of the playoffs, Alabama was able to overcome No. 4 Oklahoma in a fierce 45-34 battle. That matchup showed that Bama has the ability to run up the score on the best teams in the nation. However, it also showed that their defense can be pretty suspect against that level of competition. If Clemson’s defense is able to deter Alabama this evening, it’ll be up to Saban’s defense to rake in this title.

Players to Watch: Tua Tagovailoa (3,353 passing yards, 37 TD, 4 INT), Damien Harris (771 rushing yards, 7 TD, 6.1 AVG), and Jerry Jeudy (1,103 receiving yards, 12 TD, 59 REC).

Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL went OVER in nine of Alabama’s last 14 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Alabama scored the second-most points per game in the nation this season (47.7).
  • Clemson allowed the second-fewest points per game in the nation this season (13.7).
  • Clemson is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide matchup? This one’s definitely a tossup but the odds out on Clemson make them the more alluring pick. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 44-42 Clemson.

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