CFP National Championship Props - NCAA Football Picks

The College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers is the fourth round of a super power matchup in which these powerhouse programs will again battle for college football supremacy. Alabama has won two of the first three playoff meetings in this series but Clemson did win the national championship game over the Tide two years ago. As the two superpowers of the sport gamblers are quite familiar with each side, the players and coaches. Live betting action figures to be among the biggest and heaviest, perhaps in all of college football history. And with that comes plenty of opportunities on the props board.

The CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers takes place on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California with coverage on ESPN starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Let’s now take a look at some of the top props and factors for the game.

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Team to Score First

Alabama opened as a -150 favorite to be the team that scores the first points in the game. Clemson makes for an attractive dog at +120. As both teams have dominant defenses and great offenses and look like an even matchup, the dog is always the place to look first. Clemson is every bit as capable of scoring first as the Tide.

Will Either Team Score in the First Five and a Half Minutes of the Game?

The odds are even at yes -115 and no -115. Despite the strong defenses of each team they both can throw the ball quite effectively with quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama. It wouldn’t at all be a surprise to see an early score.

First Score will Be?

Touchdown opened as a -360 favorite as the first type of score in this game while any other score was a +280 pick. Without question the -360 price on touchdown being the first score is too high of a price, especially with such strong defenses on both teams that may bend but rarely break.

Longest Touchdown of the Game

The over under on the yards for the longest touchdown of the game is over 56.5 yards -120 and under 56.5 yards -110. The under figures to bring the best potential value based on each team having such sound defense. Explosive plays will be the exception instead of the rule here.

Team Points

Clemson opened at 27.5 total points for the game with over at -115 and under at -115. With the tandem of Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne there is the potential for far more than the listed number, regardless of Alabama’s defensive capability. Keep in mind Clemson averaged a whopping 44.3 points per game this year.

Alabama opened with a total of 32.5 points -120 over and -110 under. Certainly, this is the best Alabama offense in history with 47.7 points per game. However, Clemson has a stout defense that allowed just 12.9 points per outing. The under is the recommendation here as a close game is expected and the public looks to be underestimating the Tigers.

Adjusted Lines

This is where Clemson could bring some contrarian value. For example, the Tigers are +12.5 ( -320 ) compared to Alabama at -12.5 ( +220 ) on one adjusted line. For an even team getting double digits that is a tempting play on the Tigers. Especially due to their defense that should keep them in the game.

Another adjusted line has Clemson at -3.5 ( +260 ) with Alabama at +3.5 ( -390 ). This would also favor Clemson based on the fact that they have a real shot at winning this game straight up and with plus money at covering the modest spread.

Free Live Betting ATS Pick

Georgia blew a 28-14 third quarter lead to Alabama in the SEC Championship game. Clemson is not likely to be so merciful. The Tigers defense gives them the ability to finish.

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College Football Live Betting Odds Pick: Clemson Tigers

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