2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds
It has been an unbelievable year for the Clemson Tigers, who debuted as the No. 1 team in the country when the College Football Playoff Rankings were released at the conclusion of Week 10. Dabo Swinney’s crew has held on to the top spot since, winning six more games, including their CFP Orange Bowl semifinal opposite Oklahoma, to improve to 14-0. But the Tigers are not expected to remain undefeated, that according to Bovada.lv’s opening 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds.
Second ranked Alabama is drawing a -7 line in next Monday’s season finale (January 11, 7:30pm CT, AT&T Stadium, ESPN) as it looks for its 12 straight win.
Both Clemson and Alabama were impressive in their CFP semifinal outings, but the Crimson Tide definitely made a statement. The Tigers topped the Sooners 37-17 after trailing 16-17 at the break, but Nick Saban’s squad thumped Big Ten champion Michigan State 38-0.
The Spartans posted 16 first downs, 239 total yards and averaged an abysmal 1.1 yards per carry in the loss. The shutout was the second of the season for Alabama, which has allowed a total of 40 points in its last five games.
Clemson’s defense has not been as stout down the stretch, yielding 32 and 37 points to South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively, before its clash with Oklahoma. However, the Tigers, who rank sixth in the nation in total defense with a 301.6 yards per game allowed average, did limit the Sooners to 17 points and 378 total yards, a number 152.2 yards below their season average.
Can they do the same to Alabama? If so, the Tigers would be just the second team to hold the Crimson Tide under 20 points this season, the first being Tennessee, which lost 14-19 at home to Alabama on October 24.
Clemson is 6-5 straight up and 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 games playing as an underdog.
Alabama is 1-5 against the spread in its last six games playing as a favorite coming off a win in which it scored 35 or more points.
The UNDER is 7-2 in Clemson’s last nine games playing off a win in which it scored 40 or more points.
2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds: College Football Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
Game Line –
Alabama Crimson Tide -7 (-115), Over 51.5 (-110), -250 (Moneyline)
Clemson Tigers +7 (-105), Under 51.5 (-110), +210 (Moneyline)
Team Points –
Alabama Crimson Tide OVER 29.5 Points (-115)
Alabama Crimson Tide UNDER 29.5 Points (-115)
Clemson Tigers OVER 23 Points (-120)
Clemson Tigers UNDER 23 Points (-110)
Margin of Victory –
Alabama wins by 7-10 points (+500)
Alabama wins by 1-3 points (+600)
Alabama wins by 22 or more points (+600)
Alabama wins by 14-17 points (+700)
Alabama wins by 4-6 points (+800)
Alabama wins by 11-13 points (+800)
Alabama wins by 18-21 points (+900)
Clemson wins by 1-3 points (+800)
Clemson wins by 7-10 points (+1300)
Clemson wins by 4-6 points (+1500)
Clemson wins by 14-17 points (+2500)
Clemson wins by 22 or more points (+2500)
Clemson wins by 11-13 points (+3000)
Clemson wins by 18-21 points (+4500)
Team to Score First –
Longest TD –
Over 50.5 Yards (-115)
Under 50.5 Yards (-115)
Will Either Team Score in the First Six Minutes of the Game –
First Score Will Be –
Any Other Score +190
Totals Points Scored –
50-56 Points (+400)
43-49 Points (+500)
57-63 Points (+500)
92 or more Points (+700)
36-42 Points (+750)
64-70 Points (+800)
29-35 Points (+1000)
71-77 Points (+1000)
22-28 Points (+1500)
78-84 Points (+1500)
85-91 Points (+1800)
15-21 Points (+3000)
0-14 Points (+6500)