Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Betting
The 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide are on the cusp of becoming one of the greatest college football teams of all time. Alabama easily got past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last week in the CFP semifinal to advance to the CFP national championship game on January 11. The Crimson Tide will face the Ohio State Buckeyes, who brutalized the favored Clemson Tigers for sweet revenge in their CFP semifinal win. Both of these teams have shown to be the two best in the country for this pandemic ravaged season. And while Alabama is the 8-point betting favorite, the Buckeyes served a warning against Clemson that they are a dangerous and powerful team.
Alabama Crimson Tide Weekly Odds
Alabama Crimson Tide -8
Ohio State Buckeyes +8
Alabama Crimson Tide Weekly Matchup
On Monday, January 11, 2021, the Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the CFP National Championship Game at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. Kickoff time is set for 8 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN.
The Ohio State Buckeyes easily paid as 7-point dogs in their 49-28 win over the Clemson Tigers. Clemson coach Dabo spent the week leading up to the game running his mouth with numerous insults hurled at the Buckeyes, including the fact that he ranked OSU 11th in the coach’s poll. Swinney didn’t have as much to say after the loss to the Buckeyes.
Ohio State outgained Clemson 639-444 with 34:05 time of possession. And it was Justin Fields instead of Trevor Lawrence that was the quarterbacking star of the game. Fields threw for 22/28, 385 yards, and 6 touchdowns. Trey Sermon powered to 193 yards on 31 carries with 1 TD. And Chris Olave had 6 catches good for 132 yards and 2 TDs.
Head coach Ryan Day is in his second season as Ohio State head coach. Last year his team lost to Clemson in the CFP semifinal. This year Day remained quiet during Swinney’s clown show. At the end of the Day, it was Ryan that got sweet revenge.
Ohio State is now 7-0 straight up, 4-3 against the spread, and 4-2-1 over the total. OSU ranks 6th in the nation for total offense and 8th for scoring. While defensively the Buckeyes rank 34th for total defense and 24th for points allowed.
Georgia transfer quarterback Justin Fields posted a 186.7 QB rating this year with a 73.4% completion rate, 9.9 yards per attempt, 21 touchdown passes, and 6 interceptions. He is projected to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft and go in the first round. After a lackluster performance against Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game, he redeemed himself against Clemson.
Running back Trey Sermon is on fire. The senior set a school-record of 331 yards rushing against Northwestern. He has cleared the 100-yard rushing mark in the last 3 games.
Alabama Crimson Tide Weekly Recap
Although Alabama beat Notre Dame 31-14, they failed to cover the spread as 18.5-point overlays. The game stayed under the total of 65.5. Alabama head coach Nick Saban showed mercy on the Fighting Irish. The score could have been far worse.
Alabama Quarterback Mac Jones threw for 25/30, 297 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Najee Harris ran for 125 yards on 15 carries. And DeVonta Smith caught 7 passes for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns. This trio has been touted for the Heisman Trophy all season. Any of the three would be worthy awardees.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has won a total of 6 national championships with 1 at LSU and 5 at Alabama. Saban is considered the greatest college football coach of all-time. Ironically the late great Alabama legend Bear Bryant used to have that distinction.
Alabama is now 12-0 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 7-5 over the total. The Crimson Tide has national metrics of 5th for total offense, 2nd for scoring, 33rd for total defense, and 20th for points allowed.
Mac Jones has a 203.0 QB rating with a 77% completion rate, 11.3 yards per pass, 36 touchdown passes, and just 4 interceptions. Najee Harris has 1387 yards rushing with 24 touchdowns and 6.1 yards per rush. While DeVonta Smith has 105 catches, 1641 yards, and 20 touchdowns.
2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule
||vs. Texas A&M
||@ Ole Miss
||vs. Mississippi State
||vs. Florida (SEC Championship)
||vs. Notre Dame (CFP Semifinal)
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