And so here comes “Round IV.” To be exact the College Football Playoff National Championship Game is the fourth game in four years between the two premier programs of the sport. The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide have separated themselves from the pack in college football. Indeed, they have won the last four national championships. Clemson was the 2016 champ with Bama taking the crown in 2015, and 2017. Naturally these teams were the heavy Betting on college football preseason favorites to end up in the title game. While Alabama is the chalk Clemson is respected as capable.
National Championship Game
Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Date and Time: Monday, January 7, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa, Clara, California
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Clemson||+5½ (-110)||58 (-110)|
|Alabama||-5½ (-110)||58 (-110)|
CFP National Championship Game TV Coverage: ESPN
Battle of the Best Coaches
At the beginning this matchup features two of the best coaches in college football. As a matter of fact, Alabama’s Nick Saban must be considered the greatest college football coach of all-time. Saban has led Alabama to five national championships since taking over in 2007. Further, the Tide now resembles a powerful machine that has never had more momentum. Yet Bama has shown good betting on college football value and profitability. Along the same lines head coach Dabo Swinney is presiding over Clemson’s best era of football since the 1980’s. In comparison he could rate as Clemson’s best ever.
Stats to Consider
Clemson has an offshore betting record of 14-0 straight up, 8-6 vs. the odds, and 6-8 under the total. Last week the Tigers annihilated Notre Dame 30-3 for an easy playoff payout. Accordingly, Alabama is 14-0 straight up, 8-6 against the line, and 8-5-1 over the total. Of great concern is Bama’s recent drop in value. As an example, the Crimson Tide has covered just one of their last four games. And in the playoff against Oklahoma the Tide proved to be overlays in a 45-34 win as 14.5-point chalks.
Intense Game Ahead
Both teams will bring impressive metrics to this matchup. To show, Clemson ranked fourth in the nation for scoring offense and seventh for points allowed. Balanced against that is Alabama’s national marks of second for scoring offense and seventh for points allowed.
Big Names on Court
Most important of all each squad features a top shelf elite quarterback. Clemson is led by true freshman Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence threw 24 touchdown passes with just four interceptions. More emphatically he showed tremendous cool under pressure. Lawrence as the top recruit in the nation last spring. Naturally Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is celebrated as the hero of last year’s national championship game. Tua threw 37 touchdown passes with just four interceptions this year. Additionally, Tagovailoa gives the Tide an offensive element they’ve never had before.
Matchup to Watch
This one looks just about even. Equivalent ability exists on the line and on defense. When that is the case the betting on college football rule of thumb is to take the dog. It follows that Clemson brings an added asset with running back Travis Etienne. Owing to 1463 yards and 8.3 yards per carry does Etienne deliver the goods.
Clemson vs. Alabama Betting on College Football Picks
In sum Clemson brings tremendous value as a quality dog. Encompassing that is seven payouts in their last eight games as a power pup!
Clemson vs. Alabama Betting on College Football Pick: Clemson Tigers
Clemson vs. Alabama Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Clemson 31, Alabama 30
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