- The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored by eight points on the spread against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff Championship.
- The alternate O/U at 77 points comes with +115 odds.
- Any team to Score 40+ points in the national championship games has -250 odds.
MIAMI — The NCAA is only one game away from crowning a national champion after a challenging season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Two historic College Football programs face-off as the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide under the lights of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) January 8, 2021
There are a total of 25 national titles between Ohio State And Alabama as both schools would like to add another championship to their trophy case.
Betting on the of the College Football Playoff Championship game at legal sports betting sites is one of the best ways to add more funds to your bankroll.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes by more than a touchdown to conclude the college football season based on betting lines at Bovada.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Odds @ 8 p.m. EST
Spread: Alabama (-8)
Moneyline: Buckeyes (+230) vs. Crimson Tide (-280)
O/U: 74.5 (-110)
Outside of the typical betting lines (moneyline, spread, and point total) there are still solid plays at legal sports betting sites. Let’s look over some of the best bets for the national championship game whether it be game props or alternative lines.
Game Prop – Any Team to Score 40+ Points
Best Bet: Yes (-250). Since the College Football Playoff was introduced in 2014 four of the six national championship games have had at least one team score 40+ points. Furthermore, in the last two national title games one team has scored at least 40 points.
This game prop is one of the best bets for this game considering before the CFP began, Alabama had scored at least 50 points in its last three games. Ohio State is no stranger to scoring either; they hung 49 points on a talented Clemson Tigers defense and averaged 43.4 points per game this season.
It may not be the most lucrative odds, but they are some of the safest currently on the board.
Alternate Point Total – Over 77 (+115)
Best Bet: Over 77 points (+115). The Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide have two of the most potent offenses in the country and this game does have the makings of a possible shootout. Both Alabama and Ohio State have eclipsed the 40 point mark in two of their last three games.
The 74.5 point total for the game comes with -110 juice but the better return lies with taking the Over at 77 points with +115. Expect both teams’ offenses to give the opposing defenses major problems especially through the passing attack en route to both teams putting up 40 points.
Justin Fields to record 300 passing yards (-108)
Justin Fields game against Clemson showed that no matter the defense he can manufacture offenses. Fields has thrown for over 300 yards in four of the Buckeyes seven games this season including the game where he hung 385 yards and six touchdowns on the Clemson Tigers.
Betting on Fields to throw for over 300 yards is the best bet because if the Alabama Crimson Tide open up an early lead on the Buckeyes they’ll be forced to move the ball through the air which would allow Fields to eclipse the 300-yard mark comfortably. It’s very rare to have a game script proof bet and the -108 odds at Bovada are a great value for anyone looking for a strong player prop to bet on.
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