2016 National Championship Betting Odds Preview: Clemson vs. Alabama
Glendale, Arizona will see the clash of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers for the College Football National Championship, and top online sportsbooks have Alabama as the -7 favorites to win this game. Both Alabama and Clemson were ranked #1 and #2, and both made the case on their respective playoff games that they deserve to be called National Champs. The Tigers handled Oklahoma 37-17, while Alabama destroyed the Michigan State Spartans 38-0. Alabama looked like monsters and under the helm ok Nick Saban, they are entering this Championship game with their confidence at an all time high.
The -7 line in favor of Alabama is not intimidating Clemson, who had to fight hard to seal their ticket to the National Championship Game. They had to come from behind and beat the Sooners, who at the half were leading 17-16. Whether the Sooners got complacent on the second half or Clemson didn’t start the game until the second half, it’s irrelevant. Clemson manhandled them and shut them down scoring 21 consecutive points. QB Deshaun Watson had a tough start against Oklahoma and had experienced a similar performance against Florida State, theTigers can’t afford to give the Crimson Tide breathing room at any point of the game if they are serious on pulling the upset. Overwhelmingly the #1 ranked team in the nation is not considered to win this game by pundits on top sports betting sites and top online sportsbooks. The media is not giving them any chance. And it is not because of their own fault, is because Alabama is playing a phenomenal style of football right now. They have the momentum.
Nick Saban, a seasoned vet who knows what it’s like to be a National Champion is looking to cement his legacy as one of the all-time great coaches in College Football. He holds 4 National titles under his belt and he is on his way to cementing his legacy. Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry is Alabama’s main weapon for this National Championship game and the main focus of their offensive unit. Yet, Henry is not the only problem that Clemson need’s to worry about, as QB Jacob Coker lit up the Spartans with an impressive performance. Defensively both teams are well matched, but Alabama also has a slight edge on this department also. Truly, Alabama deserves the -7 line in their favor for this game that top online sportsbooks and other sports betting sites are giving them at this point.
This game will be an offensive slugfest, were defense will be put to the test on both teams. It will be a fantastic game of football, but in the end you can expect Alabama show why they are superiors. This will be a high scoring game, that will cover the spread. Alabama will come out on top 38-27