2019 Fiesta Bowl Best Bets: Clemson vs. Ohio State Odds & Picks
The best offshore gambling sites favor the Clemson Tigers by 2 points over the Ohio State Buckeyes, as the spread goes for the 2019 Fiesta Bowl (officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl) on December 28 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Clemson vs. Ohio State 2019 Fiesta Bowl Odds by GTbets.eu
|Clemson||-2 (-110)||62½ (-110)||-130|
|Ohio State||+2 (-110)||62½ (-110)||+110|
Betting Clemson Tigers
The Tigers enter the game with a 13-0 record, including a win over Virginia in the ACC Championship Game. Clem is also 10-3 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. This is Clemson’s fifth CFP semifinal appearance. The Tigers are 3-1 in previous CFP semifinal games. Most recently they defeated Notre Dame in the 2018 Cotton Bowl.
Including national championship games, this is Clemson’s eighth overall CFP game. They have a 5-2 record in previous CFP games, including a win over Alabama in the 2019 CFP National Championship. This is Clemson’s second appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. They defeated Ohio State in the December 2016 iteration.
Per the best offshore gambling sites, the Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games as a favorite. 4-0 ATS in their last four games on grass. And 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games in December.
“Everybody loves a challenge or at least we love one here,” head coach Dabo Swinney said.
“You’re always looking for little things along the way. Free fuel, man. When you’re going across country, man, free fuel is good. Gas costs a lot of money. So when you can get free fuel, it’s always good. “It’s just a small town, a small college atmosphere, but yet you’ve got this 80,000-plus seat stadium and 150,000 people roll into town on the weekends. It’s incredible. But then they all leave. Monday through Friday, we kind of have our own world. … So there’s just a simplicity there that’s unique.”
Betting Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes enter the game with a 13-0 record, following win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. Moreover, OSU is 9-4 ATS, as recorded by the best offshore gambling sites. This is Ohio State’s third College Football Playoff semifinal game. The Buckeyes are 1-1 in previous CFP semifinals. Their most recent appearance was a loss to Clemson in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.
In general, Ohio State is 2-1 in previous CFP games. That includes their win over Oregon in the 2014 CFP National Championship. This is Ohio State’s ninth appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes are 5-3 in previous Fiesta Bowl games.
OSU is 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games as an underdog. 5-1 ATS in their last six bowl games. And 10-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
“The Buckeyes lead the country in sacks (51) and the nation’s top defensive player, Chase Young, has 16½ of those, the most among individual players. Pro Football Focus also rated Young as the best pass-rushing edge defender of 2019. If Clemson can slow him down with double and triple teams it will also have to account for Davon Hamilton, Baron Browning, Jashon Cornel, Malik Harrison and Zach Harrison, players who each have at least 3½ sacks this season. Ohio State is also one of seven FBS teams that allows fewer than 100 rushing yards per game,” says the Washington Post.
Clemson vs. Ohio State 2019 Fiesta Bowl Pick
Clemson is undefeated, but as Diamond Dallas Page might say, who’ve they beat? One might be tempted to fade the Tigers based on their perceived lack of a tough schedule. But what about last year? And the year before that? It wouldn’t be wise to write Clemson off so easily. That being said, I’m going to take Ohio State but not because of the Tigers’ supposed shortcomings, but because of the Buckeyes’ own merits.