A clear difference is in the recent history of Clemson and LSU. To illuminate Clemson has won two of the last three national championship games. And the Tigers have made five consecutive college football playoff appearances. Yet LSU is the College Football betting favorite in the national championship game despite never having played in one. All of which makes for great handicapping angles to consider. First LSU is the hottest team in the land with Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow. Clemson was a dominant machine down the stretch to show their championship pedigree. Cause by this is a dream matchup.
LSU Tigers vs. Clemson Tigers-CFP National Championship Presented By AT&T
|Date and Time:||Monday, January 13, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Clemson vs. LSU TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Clemson Tigers vs. LSU Tigers Overview
Defending national champion Clemson has an offshore betting Record of 13-0 straight up and 10-3 against the spread. Seven of the Tigers’ 13 games went under the total. Overall national metrics have Clemson ranked fourth for scoring offense and first for points allowed. Correlate that defense gets lost in the noise of hype about the LSU offense.
Counter to that is an LSU record of 13-0 straight up, 8-5 vs. the line, and 8-5 over the total. National metrics have the Tigers ranked third for scoring offense and 27th for points allowed. It has been a dream season on the Bayou. Specifically, longtime fans never dreamed LSU and Ed Orgeron could field such a prolific offense.
Key Clemson Tigers: QB Trevor Lawrence (3431 YDS, 67.6% COMP, 9.3 AVG, 36 TD, 8 INT, 15 SACK, 173.2 RTG, 93 RSH, 514 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 8 TD), RB Travis Etienne (192 ATT, 1536 YDS, 8.0 AVG, 18 TD), WR Tee Higgins (56 REC, 1115 YDS, 19.9 AVG, 13 TD), PK BT Potter (77-77 XP, 12-20 FG, 113 PTS), LB Isaiah Simmons (97 TACKLES, 6 SACKS, 3 INT)
Key LSU Tigers: QB Joe Burrow (5208 YDS, 77.6% COMP, 10.9 AVG, 55 TD, 6 INT, 29 SACK, 204.6 RTG), RB Clyde Edwards Helaire (199 ATT, 1304 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 16 TD), WR Ja’Marr Chase (75 REC, 1559 YDS, 20.8 AVG, 18 TD), PK Cade York (83-87 XP, 21-26 FG, 146 PTS), S JaCoby Stevens (85 TACKLES, 5 SACKS, 3 INT)
Clemson and LSU Vs. The Line
The Clemson Tigers are:
- 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games as a dog
- 4-2 over the total when getting points
- 7-1 on the board in their last eight away games
- 0-5 under the total on the road
- 10-1 with the odds in the postseason
- 3-6 under the total in the postseason games
- 1-0 straight up and against the spread vs. LSU with 0-1 under the total
The LSU Tigers are:
- 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 away games
- 5-2 over the total on the road
- 9-3-1 vs. the line as a favorite
- 3-4 under the total in their last seven games as a chalk
- 4-1 on the board in the postseason
- 4-2 over the total in postseason games
Clemson Tigers vs. LSU Tigers College Football Betting Picks
On this occasion, we remember the old adage about how “Defense wins Championships.” Beyond that Clemson is the proven College Football Betting Program when it comes to winning national titles. Not to mention live dogs with the bite of a Tiger!
Clemson vs. LSU College Football Betting Prediction: Clemson Tigers
Clemson vs. LSU College Football Betting Score Prediction: Clemson 35, LSU 31