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 College Football Bowl Season Odds Breakdown

After a challenging COVID-affected season, we’re just days away from the conclusion of the 2020-21 college football campaign. The national title matchup will feature the Alabama Crimson Tide taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 11 at 8 PM ET at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Bodog Sportsbook has you covered for the title game with the latest odds to win the 2021 national championship and NCAA tips to update you along the way.  

As most experts predicted, Alabama easily took care of business in the first semi-final in a 31-14 domination of Notre Dame. Despite not covering a sizeable 20-point spread on the NCAA bowl games odds board, the Tide never looked in jeopardy of losing. Mac Jones carved up the Irish defense for almost 300 yards and four touchdowns, with 130 yards and three scores going to his favourite receiver and fresh Heisman trophy winner, DeVonta Smith. Running back Najee Harris provided the offensive balance, rushing for a respectable 125 yards on just 15 carries. Alabama’s defense was somewhat of an unknown going into the playoff, but Nick Saban’s squad eliminated any doubt by shutting down Ian Book and the rest of the Notre Dame offense for most of the contest. 

The second semi-final was a clinic put on by the Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields, who played the best game of his life in avenging last season’s playoff loss to Clemson. Fields silenced his critics in a 49-28 rout in which he threw for a mind-blowing six touchdowns, remaining unfazed following the massive hit to the ribs he took by Tigers linebacker James Skalski in the second quarter that got him ejected from the game for targeting. 

Alabama College Football Playoff National Championship Preview

The 2021 national championship betting has pegged Alabama as the 8-point favourite over Ohio State (—275 moneyline). This isn’t surprising considering how dominant the undefeated Tide have been all season long, but if Ohio State plays like they did against Clemson, Alabama will have their work cut out for them. 

Saban’s squad will need to counteract the Buckeyes’ pressure and buy Jones time to throw in rhythm and get the ball to their top playmakers, like Smith. If Ohio State is able to disrupt that rhythm, it could be a long day for the Tide. 

Ohio State College Football Playoff National Championship Preview

With their 2021 national championship bowl game odds pegged at +225 as of press time, the Buckeyes are in a similar position as when they headed into the Clemson game as 7.5-point underdogs and crushed Dabo Swinney’s unit. 

Performing this trick two weeks in a row is a tall order, but if Fields can come anywhere close to his semi-final performance, Ohio State will have a bona fide shot at the title given that Alabama’s defense has been a bugaboo at times this season. Get your bets in at the College Football section of our sportsbook to see if your gut instinct will pay off.

*January 11th, 2021

 

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