NCAA Football Final – Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers

Article offers a recommendation for the championship match of college football in the USA.

Most fans of football in North America are looking forward to the 2016 edition of Wild Card Weekend. NFL games this weekend promise to dominate sports news in North American with divisional round matchups to be set by the end of Sunday evening. However, arguably the biggest game in amateur football is to be played soon. Monday night brings final exams for college football as the Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Clemson Tigers for the NCAA national championship.

Game time on January 11th is 8:30pm ET and it’s the Crimson Tide that are coming in as betting favorites. Bet365, for example, make ‘bama -270 (10/27) favorites while Clemson are priced at +220 (11/5).

Clemson are the higher ranked team but, based on the odds, the reputation of Alabama head coach Nick Saban no doubts precedes the title game. Saban has four national championships on his coaching resume, including three while coaching for the Crimson Tide. This year’s ‘bama team enters the championship game with one loss on the season, while Clemson are looking to go undefeated front-to-back.

Both teams were crushing in making the final as they each put up large spreads in the national semifinals, especially Alabama, who shut out Michigan State 38-0. While most sites are going to side with the favorite, betting value is probably with Clemson at the underdog odds provided. -270 on ‘bama requires a hefty bet to make things interesting – a major risk to take against an undefeated team. Going with the Tigers at +220 appears to be the safer play on this occasion, despite who they are up against.

Recommendation:

1-pt win on Clemson to win