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Ohio State vs Alabama 1/11/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds & Info

Game Alabama Crimson Tide vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date & Time Monday January 11, 2021, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Hard Rock Stadium
Latest odds
ALA -8 ; Total 76
TV Channel
ESPN

The CFP National Championship presented by AT&T will take place on Monday night, when the Ohio State Buckeyes battle the Alabama Crimson Tide from Hard Rock Stadium. The third-ranked Buckeyes are undefeated through seven games and have scored 43.4 points on average. On Saturday, Ohio State outscored Clemson by 21 points in the second quarter to pull away for a 49-28 victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes outgained the Tigers on the ground by a 254-44 margin.

Ohio State QB Justin Fields completed 22 of his 28 passes for 385 yards and six touchdowns. Trey Sermon followed up a school record rushing performance in the Big Ten Championship Game with 193 rushing yards and a score.

The Alabama Crimson Tide have won 12 straight games this season, while ranking second in the nation in scoring at 48.2 points per contest. In the Rose Bowl, Alabama raced out to a 14-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 31-14 victory versus Notre Dame. The top-ranked Crimson Tide outgained the Fighting Irish by a 437-375 margin and did not turn the ball over on the afternoon.

Heisman Trophy frontrunner Mac Jones led the Alabama offense with 297 passing yards and four touchdowns. Devonta Smith hauled in seven passes for 130 yards and three scores.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Buckeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
  • Crimson Tide are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
  • Crimson Tide are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten.
  • Over is 4-1-1 in Buckeyes last 6 games overall.
  • Over is 4-0 in Crimson Tide last 4 Bowl Championship games.

Free NCAAF Pick:

Alabama Crimson Tide -8

Ohio State is incredibly balanced on offense, averaging 272 yards on the ground and 272 yards through the air. Alabama attacks more through the air and has the skill players to hurt the Buckeyes on the perimeter. The Crimson Tide defense will get enough stops to win and cover. Final Score Prediction, Alabama Crimson Tide win and cover ATS 45-30.

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