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National Championship Betting Preview: Clemson vs. Alabama

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
National Championship Betting Preveiw

It’s that time of the year when we get to make our National Championship betting predictions. Once again this year’s fight for the national title will feature a battle between No. 2 Clemson and No. 1 Alabama. Ultimately this is a matchup many NCAA football betting fans predicted before the season began. Nevertheless, it’s still a very exciting matchup. So what kind of turnout can we expect out of this year’s National Championship? Let’s check on the sportsbook odds to see what they’re anticipating.

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

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California


Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

Clemson +5½ (-110)58½ (-110)  +180
Alabama -5½ (-110)58½ (-110)-220
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Clemson Tigers        

The Tigers turned in a 14-0 record to finish No. 1 overall in the Atlantic Division of the ACC. In the ACC Championship game, Clemson delivered a 42-10 blowout performance over unranked Pittsburgh that proved their dominance in the ACC.  And in the first round of the college football playoffs, Clemson was paired against No. 3 Notre Dame. Notwithstanding Notre Dame’s valiant season, Clemson delivered a 30-3 blowout over the Fighting Irish. Now the Tigers are eager to prove that they are the best team in the nation and they have quite a challenge ahead of them. So what do the stats have to say about this year’s National Championship? All in all they predict one heck of a matchup. Both teams come in with terrific offenses and shutdown defenses. Right now Clemson is scoring 44.3 per game and is giving up 13.7 to their opponents. For comparison, the Crimson Tide are scoring 47.7 per game and allotting 14.8.

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 Crimson Tide turned in a masterful 14-0 record. Ultimately Bama was unchallenged in the West Division of the SEC. In the conference championship, Alabama managed to overcome No. 4 Georgia 35-28. This assured that Georgia would not make the playoffs and that Bama would retain their No. 1 ranking. Unsurprisingly, the odds are pegging Bama as a slight favorite over Clemson. And while we can’t know for sure who will come out on top, we can be certain that this will be one memorable title fight.

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).

National Championship Betting Predictions | Clemson vs. Alabama


  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Clemson is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 10 of Alabama’s last 15 games
  • Alabama posted an 8-6 ATS record this season
National Championship Betting Picks | Clemson vs. Alabama

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this year’s National Championship matchup? Well history makes this one tough to predict. But at the end of the day, taking Saban’s squad is probably the safer pick. The money line offers plenty of value here so there’s no reason to shy away from a SU prediction. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 49-42 Alabama.