Ohio State vs. Clemson CFP SemiFinal – Sugar Bowl Betting Odds, Picks and Analysis
The best offshore gambling sites favor Clemson by 7.5 points over Ohio State when the Buckeyes and the Tigers play on Friday, January 1st in college football action from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Ohio State is 6-0. The Buckeyes have defeated Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern in their last three games. The Tigers are 10-1 this season. Since their single loss of the year, Clemson has bested Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame in a row.
Ohio State vs. Clemson Tigers NCAAF Odds by BetAnySports
|Ohio State||+7½ (-120)||66½ (-110)||+250|
|Clemson||-7½ (EV)||66½ (-110)||-300|
Betting Ohio State Buckeyes
OSU is the underdog at the best online sportsbooks. Ohio State has been chugging along nicely this year. They have had a couple of close ones along the way. The Buckeyes got off to with wins over Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers and Indiana. A huge 52-12 win over Michigan State started off the month of December. Ohio State beat Northwestern 22-10 in their last outing.
In the win over the Wildcats, starting quarterback Justin Fields had just 114 yards and two picks on 12-of-27 passing. Julian Fleming had four grabs for 53 yards. Trey Sermon posted a whopping 331 yards and two TDs on 29 carries.
According to the best offshore gambling sites, Ohio State is 6-0 SU in their last six games. 5-0 SU in their last five games this season. 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference. 4-1 SU in their last five games played in January. And 6-1 ATS in their last seven games played on a Friday. The total has gone O in four of Ohio State’s last six games when playing as the underdog.
Betting Clemson Tigers
Clemson has one loss and one close finish. Other than that, they haven’t really been challenged in 2020. The wins were over Wake Forest, the Citadel, Virginia, Miami, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Boston College.
Then they sustained a 47-40 OT loss to Notre Dame. Since then, they have wins 52-17 over Pitt, 45-10 over Virginia Tech and a 34-10 grudge match win over the Irish. In the December 19 win over Notre Dame, starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence had 322 yards with two TDs and one pick. Amari Rodgers had 121 yards and a TD on eight receptions. Travis Etienne had 124 yards and a TD on 10 carries.
Per the best offshore gambling sites, the total has gone O in five of Clemson’s last seven games. Clemson is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games. And 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season. The total has gone O in six of Clemson’s last seven games played in January. Clemson is 19-1 SU in their last 20 games when playing as the favorite.
“We feel like we’re definitely one of the best four teams in the country,” head coach Dabo Swinney said. “And there’s nothing that’s going to happen in that game next week for Clemson or Notre Dame that’s gonna change that, in my opinion.”
Ohio State vs. Clemson Tigers NCAAF Pick
Let’s stick with Clemson. Backup quarterback DJ Uiagalelei manned the controls in the close Boston College game and Notre Dame loss. The ground attack wasn’t up to snuff in the first Irish matchup either. Etienne had only 28 yards on 18 carries.
The Tigers have otherwise been sitting on the catbird seat. Ohio State will be a tough nut to crack.
Clemson will have their hands full with that Buckeyes offense. Northwestern gave up 399 rushing yards to Ohio State but managed to soften the blow on the scoreboard with just 22 OSU points. This will likely be a high-scoring and entertaining game. Clemson can muster up a cover late.