- The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes with -290 odds.
- Ohio State has +240 odds to win the College Football Playoff Championship.
- Alabama is seen as a -8.5-point favorite on the spread to win.
Going into the game, legal sports betting sites have the Alabama Crimson Tide listed as the heavier favorites and for multiple reasons. The main reason is that they easily have more college football playoff experience than the Ohio State Buckeyes.
CFP National Championship – Alabama Vs. Ohio State Odds
- Moneyline: Alabama (-290) vs. Ohio State (+240)
- Spread: Alabama -8.5
- Total: 75 Points
Starting with the moneyline, Alabama’s College Football Playoff Championship odds are heavily favored over Ohio State as mentioned before and rightfully so. Alabama has been a powerhouse football program for some time now as they have won four national championships in the last ten years while Ohio State has won just once.
Something else that is heavily backing up Alabama’s odds is the fact that they have played 12 total games this season and have won every single one of them.
Not to take anything away from Ohio State as they also went undefeated this year but they played just seven total games. That being said, bettors should not hesitate here when betting on the Crimson Tide.
As for the spread, Alabama is going into the game seen as 8.5-point favorites and it is not hard to see why, but before taking them to cover, there are a few things to keep in mind. In Alabama’s last four bowl championship games, they have gone 0-4 when covering the spread. In fact, they haven’t covered the spread in the National Championship game since back in 2012.
Ohio State, on the other hand, has done a solid job against the spread. In their last seven bowl games as an underdog, they have gone 5-2 when covering the spread. Also, in their last seven non-conference games, they have gone 5-2 against the spread.
Looking at the total points in the game, some might think that it is a bit too high but both of these teams are more than capable of exploding on the offensive end. Where things could get a little tricky is on the defensive end being that Alabama has easily one of the top defenses in the country as they have held eight of their 12 opponents this season to under 20 points and could do that against Ohio State.
On the business side of things, the National Championship game as a whole could see a dip in their revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic allowing just a limited number of fans at the game. That said, betting revenue is estimated drop by a total of 10-15%.
When looking to watch the game, it is set to kick-off at 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN but pre-game broadcast could begin as early as 6:00 p.m. EST on some networks.
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