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College Football Championship 2019: Latest Odds for Alabama v. Clemson

The college football season reaches its climax on Monday, as Alabama and Clemson go head-to-head for the national championship (CFP).

Ranked first and second respectively in The Associated Press poll of top 25 college football teams, both the Crimson Tide and the Tigers have gone 14-0 this season.

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The two teams have monopolized the CFP, appearing a combined seven times since the game’s installment in 2014.

Alabama has won the title in 2015 and in 2017, with the Tigers’ triumph sandwiched in between, and the two teams have won a combined 106 games over the last four years, losing just four matches between them over the same period.

Unsurprisingly, picking the winner isn’t an easy task. According to OddShark, the Crimson Tide are a 5.5.-point favorite, having opened at 6.5.

While both teams arrive at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in similar form, history favors Alabama.

The Crimson Tide lead the series 14-4 and has lost just once to Clemson since 1905, after dropping its first three meetings with the Tigers.

Alabama is also favorite in terms of moneyline, with Betway offering it at -215 (bet to $215 to win $100), while Clemson is at +170 (bet $100 to win $170).

The over/under, meanwhile, is set between 57.5 and 59, depending on the sportsbook. Like the spread, the over/under has moved down over the last few days, since opening at 61.

Only the Oklahoma Sooners have scored more points than Alabama and Clemson this season—668 and 620, respectively—and this has traditionally been a high-scoring matchup over the last decade.

With the exceptions of last year’s meeting, when Alabama won 24-6, the other three matches played since 2008 have never produced less than a combined 44 points.

Other sportsbooks offer different options. BetOnline has Alabama at -150 to be the first team to score, while Clemson is at +120. Bama might be the favorite to score first, but Clemson running back Travis Etienne is the favorite to score the first touchdown, with odds of +500, just ahead of Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy at +700.

The team that scores first is -200 to win the game and +175 to end up on the losing side, while the Crimson Tide is a -170 favorite to get to 10 points first, with Clemson at +175.

For those who really fancy a long shot, the game is +1,200 to go to overtime, while the prospect of it being concluded in regulation is at -2,000.

2019 College Football National Championship

  • Spread: Alabama -5.5
  • Over/Under: 57.5
  • Moneyline: Alabama -215

 

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