College Football Playoff National Championship Preview & Picks Parlay

College Football Playoff National Championship Preview & Picks Parlay, The final game of the college football season should be a good this Monday night with the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, out of the SEC squaring off against the ACC’s No. 1 Clemson Tigers. Kickoff from the University of Phoenix Stadium is set for 8:30 p.m. (ET) and GT Bets has opened the Tide as 6.5-point favorites with the betting line for the total set at 51. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 1 Clemson Tigers

Pointspread: Alabama -6.5

Alabama has left little doubt that it belongs in this season’s national title game with a 29-15 victory against Florida as a 16.5-point favorite in the SEC title game followed by a 38-0 shutout of Michigan State in last week’s Cotton Bowl Classic as a 10.5-point favorite. The Tide are now 5-1 against the spread in their last six games and the total has stayed UNDER in three of their last five outings.

College Football Playoff National Championship Preview & Picks Parlay

Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry has paced Alabama’s offense all season long with 1,986 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on 339 carries, but much of the credit for the win against the Spartans should go to quarterback Jake Coker. He threw for a career-best 286 yards and two scores while connecting on 25-of-30 attempts. The Tide’s defense also rose to the occasion as it has done all season as the third-ranked unit in the nation in points allowed (14.4).

Clemson went into its national semifinal matchup against the Big 12’s Oklahoma Sooners as a 3.5-point underdog, despite the fact it remained perfect through its first 13 games. The Tigers took exception to this lack of respect by waxing the Sooners 37-17 to punch their ticket to the national title game. It was just the second time in their last six games they covered and the total stayed UNDER the 62.5-point closing line.

The key to the Tigers running the table at 15-0 SU could weigh heavily on quarterback Deshaun Watson’s ability to keep Alabama off balance with his versatility in passing and running with the ball. He had a productive game against Oklahoma with 187 yards passing and one score to go along with 145 yards and a score on the ground. Clemson’s defense was also tough to score on this season with a points-allowed average of 20.2 points a game.

Betting Line and Total Line Predictions

I am going to go with the Tigers and the 6.5 points in my game bet on the pointspread and when it comes to betting the total I am going OVER the 51-point line. This game as the potential to become an “instant classic” and I believe it will.

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