Clemson Biggest Favorite To Make CFP, But Not To Win It

  • The Clemson Tigers have the shortest odds (-700) of any team to make the College Football Playoff.
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide are the betting favorites to win the National title with +250 odds.
  • Sportsbooks have four teams heavily expected to make the playoff in the 2021-2022 season.

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Tigers are given the shortest odds of any team in the country to make the College Football Playoff (CFP). However, they are not favored to win the National Championship as the Alabama Crimson Tide are the betting favorites.

Why Does Clemson Have Best Chance To Make The Playoff?

The Clemson Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes and Oklahoma Sooners all have odds -200 or shorter to make the CFP in the upcoming season. Of the bunch, online sportsbooks give Clemson the shortest odds of any team.

NCAAF - To Make the Playoff

  • Clemson -700
  • Alabama -400
  • Ohio State -220
  • Oklahoma -200
  • Georgia Bulldogs +170
  • Iowa State +500

This is likely the case because Clemson will likely have an easier time winning the ACC than the other teams will have winning their respective conference. Winning the ACC doesn’t guarantee a spot in the CFP, but going 11-1 or 12-0 in doing so would likely promise the Tigers an appearance.

Clemson will play the Georgia Bulldogs in their first game of the year which is likely a win-win for the team. Either they lose to one of the best teams in the country with a new quarterback (D.J. Uiagalelei) which is excusable, or they win which obviously is a huge resume booster.

Aside from Georgia, the Tigers have a relatively easy schedule.

They avoid playing UNC and Miami, the two teams thought to be the next best in the conference, but do play the South Carolina Gamecocks to close the season. This shapes up to be a 10-2 football team at the absolute worst and has a real chance to run the table.

Advertising Disclosure provides you with the most current information regarding sports betting and fantasy with the help of commissions we receive from links you may click on our site.

Why Does Alabama Have The Shortest Odds To Win The Championship?

Logistically, it would make sense for the team most likely to make the playoff to win it as well. However, that is not the case.

College football betting sites have Alabama favored over Clemson to win the National Championship.

2021-2022 NCAA National Championship Winner

  • Alabama +250
  • Clemson +375
  • Georgia +550
  • Ohio State +600
  • Oklahoma +700
  • Texas A&M +2500

There are two reasons why this may be the case. Either sports betting sites have a lot of liability on Alabama and need to shorten their odds, or they truly believe the Crimson Tide are the best team in the country and will have a tougher time surviving the SEC than the CFP.

Either way, it’s an interesting note to stay aware of as the college football season is set to begin in the coming weeks.