Month: December 2019

LSU-Clemson Betting: National Championship Odds, Preview, Prediction – SharpSide

LSU’s Joe Burrow and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (photo credit: USA TODAY Sports)

The College Football National Championship is set, as No. 1 LSU takes on No. 3 Clemson on Monday, January 13, 2020. The game will take place at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is very much in LSU country. Let’s take a look at the College Football National Championship betting odds and preview what’s to come.

Monday, January 13, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA

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College Football National Championship Betting Odds

In Las Vegas, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the top-tanked LSU Tigers as the betting favorite to win the College Football National Championship, priced at -180 on the moneyline and -3.5 on the point spread. On the other side, Clemson was +150 and +3.5. The over/under for the game opened at 71 at Westgate.

Not too long after open, those lines shifted, but things eventually settled down. As of Monday, January 13, at 4:45 p.m. ET, the Westgate SuperBook had LSU -210 on the moneyline and -4.5 on the point spread. Clemson moved to +180 on the moneyline and +4.5. The over/under had dropped to 67.

DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook also had LSU

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Point spreads are taken from the consensus lines as of Dec. 12, 2019. All times Eastern.

Bahamas Bowl: Buffalo (-5½) vs. Charlotte

2 p.m., ESPN

Buffalo sophomore running backs Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks combined for 2,634 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns and should see the ball frequently against a 49ers defense that gives up nearly 200 rushing yards per game. Charlotte’s Alex Highsmith had 14 sacks (tied for second nationally) and Markees Watts added 9.5 (19th), but the Bulls gave up a sack on only 3.1 percent of their passing plays (eighth nationally).

Winner: Buffalo, 72 percent

Neil’s Pick: Buffalo -5½

Matt’s pick: Buffalo -5½

Frisco Bowl: Utah State (-8½) vs. Kent State

7:30 p.m., ESPN2

All but a small handful of bowl teams have a positive net yards per play value, meaning they gain more yards per play than they surrender. Not Kent State, whose opponents gained 0.6 yards more per play. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is. This will be the final college game for Aggies quarterback Jordan Love, who announced his intention to enter the NFL draft