As the 2015-16 NCAA Football Season has wound down and now we have witnessed the College Football Playoffs Semifinals and are now preparing to watch the 2015 -16 CFP Championship Game played on Monday the 11 of January 2016 at 8:35 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
Those who are betting at SBG Global and Bet on College Football Division 1 A the oddsmakers have the Alabama Crimson Tide No. 2 are at -7 -120 with the Over/under at 51 and on the Money Line -270, then the Clemson Tigers No. 1 at +7 -120 and at +230 on the Money Line for this Championship Game.
With a win in this game the Clemson Tigers would have an undefeated 2015 and enter into this playoff game at 1- 0, and Alabama 13-1 at a close 2nd with just 1 loss. But their possibilities of remaining undefeated are facing serious tasks as they now face a very strong and dominate Alabama defense, who had a rout and scoreless game with the Spartans of Michigan State in the CFP Cotton Bowl this 2015-16 seasons.
The fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the SEC Conference come into this Title game with a 13-1 record while going 7-1 in their SEC Conference and winning the SEC Title. Their defensive unit leaves little to be desired as they displayed their talent in their win over LSU as they held their Heisman candidate RB Fournette to just 31 total yards in the game. Then in their next 9 games the defense held the opponents in 8 of those games to 16 points or less in 2015, and finally in the CFP Semifinal the held the Spartans of Michigan State and did not allowing them to get on the scoreboard with the final score Bama 38 and Michigan State 0! In that game the Tide came in at 10.5 odds favorites and easily covered that spread.
The Tide has given up just 44 rushing yards in their last two games. The Tide defense likely can stop the Tigers RB W. Gallman, and that would allow them to defensively put a lot of force on the Clemson passing offense, and in the secondary the Tide has the players who can limit the Tiger receivers, and requiring the Clemson QB Watson to scramble in the game. This season the Tide defense has only allowing the opposing offenses to rank at a very low 99.4 for passer ratings.
In the CFP Semifinal game against the Spartans the dominance by the Crimson Tide defense was expected, but fans were surprised by the performance by their QB Coker. Since the Spartans defense was also strong against the rush, the Bama QB Coker had a good passing game as he completed 26 of his 31 passing attempts for 2 touchdowns and some 288 yards in that game.
We doubt that Alabama with go only with their passing game since they have the Heisman Trophy winner for 2015 RB D. Henry who against the Spartans scored 2 touchdowns, and that offensive ability gives the Tide another offensive option.
For the fans of the 14-0 Clemson Tigers that were 8-0 in their Atlantic Coast Conference and Title winners, and your team comes into this final game as +7 points underdogs, they still showed the football fans why they were a No. 1 selection as they beat the Sooners of Oklahoma in the CFP Semifinals at 37-17 to move on to this 2015-16 CFP Final Championship game.
The Tigers QB D. Watson also a Heisman candidate accounted for 147 yard passing and some 145 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns against the Sooners in that Semifinal game, while his RB W. Gallman rushed for 2 touchdowns and 152 yards.
Defensively the Tigers were able to apply various pressures on the Sooner QB B. Mayfield, and held the Oklahoma rushing game to just 68 yards in that game, and the Sooner are a team that in their previous 7 games averaged some 302 yards in each of those game.
The experts think Clemson can win this game because of the outstanding performances of their QB Watson and the 6th ranking defense in the S&P. One reason their offense can prevail is that they use the spread offense that has worked extremely well, especially in the last part of their 2015-16 season, as in Clemson's ultimate 6 games of this season their QB Watson had 8 rushing touchdowns on 108 yards rushing.
Defensively the Tigers will try and follow the pattern that the Spartans used defensively to slow the Tide's RB D. Henry, since they have the team to do that, plus their secondary has a shutout star in CB M. Alexander who can halt the big passing plays by Bama's QB Coker.
The online sportsbook prediction for the 2015-16 CFP Championship game is that this game will be a difficult task for both teams to score, but in the end the Alabama defense outplays the Tigers, and that allows the Tide QB Coker and RB Henry to accumulate enough offense to win the game 27-17, cover the spread and win the CFP National Title.