Sportsbooks Favor Alabama, Ohio State to Meet in Final
It is college football bowl game day and the jury verdict has not changed: Online sportsbooks see the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio State Buckeyes locking horns in the championship next Monday, January 9.
Alabama is an overwhelming -14.5 point favorite in their battle with Washington, while the Buckeyes are favored by less than a field goal against Clemson.
Alabama has the majority of public wagering support with more than 56% of sports bettors seeing the Crimson Tide advancing to the final with no problems. The odds suggest Alabama has about an 87% chance of winning the game outright, spread aside.
Bookmakers have set the odds more competitively for Ohio State's showdown with Clemson. Ohio State has a 54% chance of winning the game and advancing to the championship.
The totals are significant in both games at over 50 points. The line is 51 total points with Alabama vs. Washington, and 58 total points with Ohio State vs. Clemson. 54% have the Alabama total going over, with over 62% seeing the Ohio State game as a high-scoring affair.
NCAA Championship Betting Odds
Alabama is listed at -197 to win the championship.
Ohio State is priced at +475.
Clemson is trading at +585.
Washington State is offered at +1085.