Clemson vs. LSU Betting Line: Best Prop Bets for College Football Playoff National Championship

The 2019-20 college football season comes to an end in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Monday night when LSU and Clemson square off in the College Football Playoff championship game.

The only two undefeated programs left in the FBS, both sets of Tigers arrive at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on the back of a 14-0 record after dominant seasons.

Inspired by Heisman Trophy winner and first overall draft pick-in-waiting Joe Burrow, LSU has torched opponents at will throughout the year, defeating four top-25 ranked programs in the regular season and burying Oklahoma 63-28 in the CFP semifinal last month.

Clemson, meanwhile, which has enjoyed an easier schedule didn't come across a ranked opponent until it thrashed Virginia 62-17 in the ACC title game, before defeating Ohio State 29-23 in the CFP semifinal.

According to Oddschecker, LSU is a 5.5-point favorite and 23/25 to cover the spread, while Clemson is a 7/4 underdog—only the second time in two years it doesn't enter the game as the favorite.

Newsweek has covered the main statistical trends and betting lines here, while below is a roundup of the most interesting prop bets ahead for Monday.

Joe Burrow passing yards

The over/under in terms of passing yards for the Heisman Trophy winner stands at 365.5.

The figure may seem daunting given Clemson has allowed an average of just 138.5 yards through the air during the season—the fewest in the FBS, but the LSU quarterback has averaged 372 passing yards during the regular season.

Against the top 35 defenses Burrow has faced this season—Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and Texas A&M—the average falls to 341.6. Given slowing down Burrow will be crucial to Clemson's chances, taking the under would be a sensible approach.

Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers
Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers plays against the Oklahoma Sooners during the College Football Playoff Semifinal in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gregory Shamus/Getty

Trevor Lawrence passing yards

According to FanDuel, the over/under line in terms of passing yards for the Tigers quarterback is set at 295.5 with the under at 9/10.

Lawrence is 25-0 since taking over as a starter for Clemson but reaching the threshold may be challenging for him, as he has averaged 245.1 passing yards per game this season.

LSU has conceded an average of 221.7 yards through the air and have allowed just three quarterbacks to reach over 295 passing yards this season, a landmark Lawrence has reached only twice this season.

First touchdown scorer

While both teams boast stud quarterbacks, the running game is just as crucial for LSU and Clemson.

LSU is 8-0 in games in which Clyde Edwards-Helaire has rushed for at least 100 yards, while Clemson is 17-0 when Travis Etienne has amassed 100 or more yards on the ground.

According to Oddschecker, both running backs are 4/1 favorite to be the first touchdown scorer on Monday.

President Donald Trump

Trump is expected to attend the game on Monday and the bookmakers have not missed the opportunity to wheel out a number of prop bets specifically for the occasion.

The President is 1/10 to wear a red tie in New Orleans and 1/3 to be shown on TV during the broadcast.

Surprisingly for a man who's never short of an opinion and is fond of Twitter, Trump is only 5/2 to predict the winner before kickoff and 2/1 to tweet during the game.

The President is 1/4 not to pick the winner before the game and 1/5 to stay off Twitter for the duration of the CFP decider.

LSU famous fans

A number of high-profile former LSU alumni are expected to attend the showdown against Clemson so don't be surprised to see them on TV.

Cleveland Browns wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry both attended LSU together and are both 5/6 to be shown during the broadcast, while former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, who spent four seasons at LSU, is 1/2 to appear on TV at some stage