Clemson vs Alabama 1/7/19 - NCAAF National Championship Picks & Predictions
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Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
CFB: 8:00 PM EST
Jan. 07, 2019
Latest Odds : ALA -6 Total 59.5
The College Football National Championship will take place on Monday night, when the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide square off from Levi’s Stadium.
The second ranked Tigers won the ACC Conference Championship and are led by freshman signal caller Trevor Lawrence, who threw for 2,933 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. On Saturday, Clemson dismantled Notre Dame by a 30-3 final score. Justyn Ross caught six passes for 148 yards and two scores for the Tigers, who outgained the Fighting Irish by a 538-248 margin.
Through fourteen games, Clemson ranks fourth in the country in total offense and is scoring 43.3 points on average. Alabama is ultra-talented on defense, ranking tenth in yards allowed and giving up just 14.8 points per game.
The top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are looking for their sixth national championship under the leadership of head coach Nick Saban. On Saturday, Alabama took another step towards winning their 18th national championship in program history with a 45-34 victory versus Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. The Crimson Tide raced out to a 21-point lead after one quarter and put it in cruise control with a solid running game that gained 200 yards. Tua Tagovailoa threw completed 24 of his 27 passing attempts for 318 yards and four touchdowns.
For the season, Alabama ranks fifth in total offense and is scoring 47.7 points per contest. Clemson has all the tools necessary to stop the Crimson Tide with a defense that ranks fourth in the country and surrenders 13.7 points on average.
Recent Betting Trends:
Free Betting Pick: Clemson Tigers +6
This will mark the first time in the College Football Playoff era that two undefeated teams will meet for the national championship. Clemson and Alabama have met three times in the last four years, with the Crimson Tide taking care of the Tigers by a 24-6 final score in last year’s National Semifinal. Look for Clemson to gain revenge and spoil Alabama’s perfect season with an upset victory on Monday. Final Score Prediction, Clemson Tigers win in upset but grab the points just in case 30-27.