The 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship is finally here, and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Alabama-Ohio State odds, props, teasers, and alternate lines.
The two most explosive teams in the country meet at Hard Rock Stadium on Monday night, the first meeting between the two since the Buckeyes defeated the Crimson Tide in the 2014 CFB Playoff Semifinal en route to capturing the first-ever College Football National Championship with a win over Oregon.
The field at Hard Rock Stadium will be filled with future NFL draft picks, like Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith and his teammates Mac Jones and Najee Harris. But standing across the field is future top 10 pick Justin Fields, RB Trey Sermon, and dynamic WR Chris Olave.
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Alabama-Ohio State Odds
#1 Alabama (12-0) vs. #3 Ohio State (7-0), 8 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Alabama -315, Ohio State +240
Spread: Alabama -9
Over/Under: 75 points (-108/-113)
The Alabama-Ohio State odds opened with the Crimson Tide favored by 7.5 points. But by Thursday afternoon, the line had shifted to Alabama -9. Bettors are backing Alabama to win with 62% of ML bets and 65% of the ML handle. Bettors are also expecting Alabama to cover, backing the Crimson Tide with 61% of spread bets and 62% of spread handle. Over/Under 75 is incredibly large, even for these two offensive juggernauts. The public is split, backing Under 75 with 49% of the O/U bets by 57% of the O/U handle.
The largest current Alabama vs. Ohio State wager on BetRivers.com is a $20,000 bet on Alabama -7 (-111) that will pay out $38,000 if the Crimson Tide can cover.
Alabama-Ohio State Odds: Crimson Tide Game Trends
Straight Up: 12-0, 6-0 away/neutral site
Against The Spread: 8-4 ATS, 3-4 ATS on the road
Over/Under: 7-5 O/U, 4-3 O/U on the road
Alabama enters the national championship game ranked No. 2 in the county with 48.2 ppg while allowing 19.5 ppg. Alabama’s most narrow victory was a six-point win over Florida in the SEC championship game. That game was one of two Alabama played in with a game total of over 70, and the Crimson Tide failed to hit the over in both games. The Crimson Tide has hit the over in 7 of 12 games this season but has done so just twice in their last five games.
Alabama failed to cover in their two most recent games, ending a streak of seven consecutive wins ATS.
Alabama-Ohio State Odds: Buckeyes Game Trends
Straight Up: 7-0, 3-0 away/neutral site
Against The Spread: 4-3, 3-0 away/neutral site
Over/Under: 5-1-1, 3-0-1 away/neutral site
Ohio State is sixth in the nation in Points For with 43.4 ppg. But is allowing 21 ppg, the Buckeyes rank 103rd in Points Allowed. Ohio State scored over 40 points in five of its seven games and averaged 37.75 ppg against ranked opponents. This is Ohio State’s first trip to the championship game since 2014, when the Buckeyes, 5.5-point underdogs, raced past Oregon 42-20.
Per the ESPN Football Power Index (FPI), Alabama has an 81% chance of beating Ohio State to claim the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship.
CFP Championship Game Betting History
Alabama is making its eighth championship game appearance since 2009, and the Crimson Tide have been favored to win all eight times. Although Alabama won five of the seven, they failed to cover in their four most recent championship appearances. In fact, the pregame favorite failed to cover in six straight championship games before LSU (-5.5) decimated Clemson 42-25 to win the 2019 National Championship.
Since 2009, favorites have outscored underdogs, 336-292 in national championship games. Since 2009, the average national championship game margin of victory is 13.45 ppg. The national championship game was decided by five points or less in three straight seasons from 2015 to 2017, before Clemson beat Alabam by 28 in 2018 and LSU beat Clemson by 17 last season.
Alabama-Ohio State Odds: How To Watch
When is the Alabama vs. Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game?
The College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Ohio State takes place on Monday, January 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Florida. Kickoff is set to take place at 8:oo p.m.
How can I watch Alabama vs. Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game?
The Alabama vs. Ohio State College Football Playoff National Championship game will be broadcast on ESPN, and available for live streaming on ESPN3. Additionally, ESPN2 will present a CFP Live broadcast, while ESPNU will present the Skycast, and ESPNNews will broadcast the Coaches Film Room.