Clemson pulls off backdoor cover in title game vs. Alabama
Online sports bettors who backed Alabama to cover the 6.5 to 7 point spread against Clemson in last night's NCAA Championship game were upset by a come from behind backdoor cover by Clemson.
According to the betting consensus at SBR Odds, 54% of online sports bettors were on the Crimson Tide ATS.
The score was 14-14 to end the first half. 49% of sports bettors cashed their tickets who held Clemson +3.5 against the spread.
Sportsbooks also made out nicely with the first half total, as 61% believed the halftime score-line would be under 25 points. This was not the case, as even with a pair of missed field goals 28 points were recorded by half.
Entering the fourth quarter Clemson had a three point lead, though Alabama tied it up with 10:34 left on the clock. A touchdown then put Alabama ahead by 7. The back and forth battle continued and Clemson looked prime for a cover with 4:40 left on the clock, however Alabama went up by 12 with just 67 ticks on the clock left.
Clemson then scored by way of 24 yard touchdown with just 12 seconds left, making the final score 45-40 and cementing the cover, inciting SBR Forum members in the process.
SBR member Seaweed wrote: "Alabam's defense is embarrassing. Should be ashamed of blowing the spread".
Sportsbooks lost the most on the Clemson money line win, as nearly 65% of bettors rolled the dice on the slightly better than 2 to 1 odds, meaning that every $2,000 wager returned at least $4,000 in straight profit.
It is now time for online sports bettors who were burned on Alabama to regroup and get ready for sportsbooks to post odds on next year's college football championship winner. Sportsbook Review.com will announce once this market is released.