Top sportsbooks online favor the LSU Tigers by 5.5 points over the Clemson Tigers, as the spread goes for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 13, 2020, with kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Clemson vs. LSU 2020 CFP National Championship Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Clemson||+5½ (-110)||68½ (-110)||+185|
|LSU||-5½ (-110)||68½ (-110)||-225|
Betting Clemson Tigers
The Tigers defeated Virginia in the ACC Championship Game on December 7. Clemson received a bid to the Fiesta Bowl with the release of final CFP rankings on December 8. On December 28, the Tigers beat Ohio State in the CFP semifinal Fiesta Bowl, 29-23. Clemson also enters the championship game with a 14–0 record (8–0 in conference play). Additionally, Clem is 11-3 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. The Tigers’ most recent loss came to Alabama in the CFP semifinal Sugar Bowl on January 1, 2018. Including national championship games, this is Clemson’s ninth overall CFP game. They have a 6-2 record in previous CFP games. Moreover, they are the defending champions, having defeated Alabama in the 2019 CFP National Championship game.
The Tigers are, per top sportsbooks online and College Football betting sites, 5-0 ATS in their last five games on FieldTurf. 10-1 ATS in their last 11 bowl games. And 9-1 ATS in their last 10 bowl games as an underdog.
Clemson won 12 out of their 13 regular-season games by 14 or more points. That includes a 62-17 win over Virginia in the ACC Championship Game. As a well as a 45-10 win at Louisville in mid-October. Clemson met its toughest challenge of the season in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. The Tigers dropped 16-0 but came back courtesy of timely stops in the red zone and two OSU. A four-play, 94-yard drive produced the winning score with only two minutes left. Meanwhile the defense intercepted quarterback Justin Fields in the end zone to secure a spot in New Orleans. As Clemson is strong on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne are two of the best players in college football. Defensively, coordinator Brent Venables continues to develop outstanding groups year in, year out.
Betting LSU Tigers
The other Tigers beat Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on December 7. They received a bid to the Peach Bowl with the release of final CFP rankings on December 8. The Tigers bested Oklahoma 63-28 in the CFP semifinal Peach Bowl on December 28. That was LSU’s first CFP semifinal appearance. The Tigers enter the championship game with a 14–0 record (8–0 in conference play) Furthermore, they went 9-3-2 ATS, as reported by top sportsbooks online. LSU’s most recent loss occurred to Texas A&M on November 24, 2018. This is LSU’s first appearance in a CFP National Championship game. Their last national championship game appearance took place as a loss to Alabama in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.
The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games after gaining over 450 total yards in their previous game. 4-0 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games.
Senior quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy after passing for 55 touchdowns and 5,208 yards with 371 completions. Burrow has connected on 77.6% of his passes and has only six picks. In addition to that, he has rushed for 311 yards and four scores on the ground.
Clemson vs. LSU 2020 CFP National Championship Pick
A lot of so-called experts were writing Clemson off before the Fiesta Bowl. But not only did Clem won, but also covered the point spread. I for one am not about to underrate Clemson again.