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Clemson vs Alabama : College Football Championship Game Spread

Clemson vs Alabama : College Football Championship Game Spread
Older than any of the major sports Championships in North America, first contested way back in 1869, the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Championship will be awarded for the 147th time tonight. Following a bunch of blowouts during the NFL Wild Card Weekend, Alabama vs Clemson is shaping up as close contest. The Crimson Tide and Tigers are set to clash at 8:00 PM ET on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida.

Clemson vs Alabama Championship Game 2017

For the first time since the USC Trojans and Oklahoma Sooners battled in back-to-back contests to decide the 2003 and 2004 NCAAF BCS titles, the 2017 Clemson vs Alabama Championship game is a rivalry rematch. It’s been 363 days since the Crimson Tide posted a thrilling 45-40 victory over the Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, back on January 11, 2016. That contest was packed with explosive plays, as there were four touchdowns that covered 50 or more yards that included a game-turning 95-yard TD kickoff return by Alabama speedster Kenyan Drake.

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Providers of a blueprint, that many teams try to emulate, the Nick Saban led Alabama football program is a model of consistency as they are aiming for back-to-back titles for the second time in six years. The Crimson Tide, who were champs in 2016, 2013, 2012 and 2010, are looking to nail down their fifth NCAAF Championship in eight years. As a Southeastern Conference (SEC West) powerhouse, Alabama has posted a 28-1 record over the last two seasons. Following an undefeated 13-0 regular season run, the Tide rolled old school style as their punishing defense and 269 total rushing yards led to a 24-7 victory over the Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl CFP Semifinal.

Back in the USA college football title game for a second straight year, Clemson is trying to claim their second NCAAF Championship. Unlike Alabama, it’s been a while since the Tigers were #1 in the Nation as their first title was won back on New Year’s Day in 1982 when the Tigers clawed out a 22-15 victory over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. Clemson went 12-1 during the regular season with a shocking 43-42 loss to then unranked Pittsburgh Panthers serving as the only blip on the radar. Clemson had a hot offense coming into this game last year as well. The Tigers mauled #3 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl CFP Semifinal as standout QB Deshaun Watson scored three touchdowns (2 run 1 pass) and the defense limited the Buckeyes to just 235 yards on offence. 

Clemson vs Alabama Prediction


Along with the bright lights and big stage, the 2017 NCAA Football National Championship contest comes with plenty of Clemson vs Alabama predictions. After days of dedicated “match specific” research, and a solid 4-0 run during NFL Wild Card Weekend, let’s add our pick to the mix. As was the case last year, Alabama comes in this contest with a stout defense that held opponents to 11.4 points per game and ranks 1st against the run and 14th versus the pass. Clemson is 17th and 19th against the pass and run respectively and the Tigers ranked 7th allowing 17.1 PPG. Sticking with our defense wins Championships mantra, that delivered a winner in a close game last year, we are backing ‘Bama by laying the SportsInteraction (-200) money line price and rolling with the Tide.

College Football Championship Game Betting Tips

Our number one college football championship game betting tip is to be careful when wagering against Nick Saban in the NCAA. These teams were twins scoring wise as Clemson posted 39.5 points per game while Tide averaged 39.4 PPG. That said, these offenses are totally opposite as Alabama was 11th rushing (246.7) and 81st passing (214.2) while Clemson was 62nd rushing (175.4) and 7th passing (327.8). Another factor that is similar in this rematch is Alabama being more battle tested during the regular season. The Tide rolled to an impressive 8-0 record against Top 25 teams (352-131) by an average score of 36.1 to 14.6 per game. Clemson went 3-0 against ranked squads and the wins were close contests (121-105) that averaged a 30.3 to 26.3 final count. The Tigers defense came to life against the Buckeyes who matched Alabama’s scoring average this season. The NCAA Championship game odds are available at any of the top ranked bookmakers here at Canada Sports Betting and our LIVE scoring widget updates in real time during the match. 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Thursday 31 August
FIU 18:00 UCF Knights +750 -909 Odds
Presbyterian Blue. 18:30 Wake Forest
Elon Phoenix 19:00 Toledo Rockets
Rhode Island Rams 19:00 Central Michigan Odds
Tennessee State Ti. 19:00 Georgia State Pant. Odds
Austin Peay Govern. 19:00 Cincinnati Bearcats Odds
Buffalo Bulls 19:00 Minnesota +1450 -2500 Odds
Tulsa 19:30 Oklahoma State +750 -909 Odds
Holy Cross Crusade. 19:30 Connecticut Huskies
North Dakota Fight. 19:30 Utah Utes
Florida A&M Rattle. 20:00 Arkansas Razorbacks
Ohio State Buckeyes 20:00 Indiana Hoosiers -2000 +1000 Odds
Sacramento State H. 21:00 Idaho Vandals
Louisiana-Monroe 21:00 Memphis Tigers +2500 -5000 Odds
New Mexico State 22:30 Arizona State +1375 -2500 Odds
Friday 01 September
Fordham Rams 18:00 Army Black Knights Odds
Charlotte 49ers 18:30 Eastern Michigan +500 -714 Odds
Central Connecticu. 19:00 Syracuse Orange
Colorado State Rams 20:00 Colorado Buffaloes +200 -222 Odds
Washington Huskies 20:00 Rutgers -11111 +4500 Odds
Navy Midshipmen 20:00 Florida Atlantic -385 +290 Odds
Utah State Aggies 21:00 Wisconsin Badgers +3000 -10000 Odds
Boston College 21:30 Northern Illinois -154 +140 Odds
Saturday 02 September
Missouri State Bea. 12:00 Missouri Tigers Odds
Ball State 12:00 Illinois +230 -270 Odds
Wyoming Cowboys 12:00 Iowa Hawkeyes +335 -417 Odds
Bowling Green 12:00 Michigan State +750 -1000 Odds
Maryland Terrapins 12:00 Texas Longhorns +750 -909 Odds
Akron Zips 12:00 Penn State +4750 -11111 Odds
Kent 12:00 Clemson Tigers +20000 -50000 Odds
California 12:20 North Carolina +325 -400 Odds
Bethune Cookman Wi. 12:30 Miami Hurricanes
Youngstown State P. 13:00 Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
Virginia Military. 14:00 Air Force Falcons Odds
Portland State Vik. 14:00 Oregon State
South Carolina 15:00 NC State +210 -244 Odds
UTEP Miners 15:30 Oklahoma Sooners +50000 -100000 Odds
Nevada Wolf Pack 15:30 Northwestern +1375 -2500 Odds
Alabama A&M Bulldo. 15:30 UAB Blazers
Florida Gators 15:30 Michigan Wolverines +155 -169 Odds
Temple Owls 15:30 Notre Dame +750 -1111 Odds
William & Mary Tri. 15:30 Virginia Cavaliers Odds
Troy State Trojans 15:45 Boise State Broncos +325 -400 Odds
Charleston Souther. 16:00 Mississippi State
Stony Brook Seawol. 16:00 South Florida Bulls
Eastern Washington. 16:00 Texas Tech Odds
Kentucky Wildcats 16:00 SMISS -385 +325 Odds
Western Michigan 17:15 USC Trojans +2750 -5000 Odds
North Carolina Cen. 18:00 Duke Blue Devils Odds
James Madison Dukes 18:00 East Carolina
Albany Great Danes 18:00 Old Dominion Monar. Odds
Appalachian State. 18:15 Georgia Bulldogs +415 -526 Odds
Miami Red Hawks 18:30 Marshall -102 -118 Odds
Liberty Flames 19:00 Baylor Bears Odds
Stephen F. Austin. 19:00 Southern Methodist Odds
Eastern Kentucky C. 19:00 Western Kentucky Odds
Northwestern State. 19:00 Louisiana Tech Odds
Lamar Cardinals 19:00 North Texas
Houston Cougars 19:00 UTSA -400 +325 Odds
Hampton Pirates 19:00 Ohio Bobcats
Southeast Missouri. 19:00 Kansas Jayhawks Odds
Houston Baptist Hu. 19:00 Texas State Bobcats Odds
Southeastern Louis. 19:00 UL Lafayette Odds
Massachusetts 19:00 Coastal Carolina C.
Central Arkansas B. 19:10 Kansas State
South Alabama 19:30 Mississippi Rebels +1400 -2500 Odds
Georgia Southern E. 19:30 Auburn Tigers +8500 -25000 Odds
Louisville 19:30 Purdue Boilermakers -5000 +2000 Odds
Cal Poly Mustangs 19:30 San Jose State
Northern Iowa Pant. 20:00 Iowa State Cyclones Odds
Jackson State Tige. 20:00 Texas Christian Odds
Arkansas State 20:00 Nebraska +600 -833 Odds
Alabama 20:00 Florida State -270 +230 Odds
Grambling State Ti. 20:00 Tulane Green Wave Odds
Vanderbilt 20:00 Middle Tennessee -169 +155 Odds
Abilene Christian. 20:00 New Mexico Lobos Odds
Southern Utah Thun. 20:15 Oregan Ducks Odds
California-Davis A. 20:30 San Diego State Odds
Howard Bison 21:00 UNLV Rebels Odds
LSU Tigers 21:30 Brigham Young -526 +415 Odds
Incarnate Word Car. 22:00 Fresno State Odds
Montana State Bobc. 22:30 Washington State Odds
Northern Arizona L. 23:00 Arizona Wildcats Odds
Western Carolina C. 23:59 Hawaii Warriors
Sunday 03 September
West Virginia 19:30 Virginia Tech +190 -200 Odds
Texas A&M Aggies 19:30 UCLA Bruins +170 -185 Odds

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