- The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the National Championship Game.
- The spread opened at Alabama -7.0 and has since moved to Alabama -8.5.
- DeVonta Smith has an over-under of 140.5 yards for receiving.
MIAMI - The College Football season is set to wrap up Monday at 8:00 p.m. EST when the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the National Championship Game.
The Crimson Tide enter as a favorite on the spread by more than a touchdown at online sportsbooks boosting their moneyline favorite odds as high as -300.
National Championship Game Spread
- Alabama -8.5 (-110)
- Ohio State +8.5 (-110)
National Championship Game Moneyline
- Alabama -300
- Ohio State +250
This is one of the lightest spreads Alabama has had all year - they’ve been favored by 20+ points against most of their schedule.
Ohio State dominated Clemson to make it to the National Championship Game, and they look like a legitimate threat to win.
The moneyline is in the range where if Ohio State goes up by a touchdown or two early in the game, they will likely be the live betting favorites.
There are some solid prop bets on this matchup as well, with elite players all across the field. The most elite player in this game is Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith, who just won the Heisman Trophy.
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His projected numbers in this matchup are eye-popping.
DeVonta Smith Receiving Yards O.U
- Over 140.5 -120
- Under 140.5 -120
Smith might just be up to the task despite the bonkers figure, as Smith put up 130 yards against Notre Dame to go along with three touchdowns.
Total Receptions - DeVonta Smith (Alabama)
- Over 7.5 -130
- Under 7.5 -110
Interestingly, Smith sees most of his receptions on early downs - 51 of his 105 receptions on the year came on first down, and 34 on second down.
Look for him to make an impact if Alabama’s offensive gameplan is rolling - they don’t like going to third-down situations.
The matchup between these two teams should be stellar, as should the matchup between Smith and Ohio State’s DBs. College football betting fans will want to keep an eye on CFP props like this one, as well as the traditional spread and moneyline bets.
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