More Sports Sections: NFL Football NBA Basketball College Basketball Baseball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

20 Point Football Teasers!


Other Great Sites

Bet on College Football Games at 5Dimes

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers Point Spread - Pick

No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1 SU, 8-6 ATS) vs No. 1 Clemson Tigers (14-0 SU, 7-7 ATS)
College Football Playoff National Championship Game Preview
Date/Time: Monday January 11th, 2016 - 8:30PM EST
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, A.Z.
by Jay, NCAA Football Handicapper,

Point Spread: ALA -7.5/CLEM +7.5
Over/Under Total: 52

Fatten up your bankroll and make a double sized by on the chamnpionship game by taking advantage of a FAT 100% bonus at Realbet Sportsbook! Free loot is good loot! The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game will take place next Monday when the top two teams in the country collide inside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. For the most part, this is the match-up that everyone wanted to see. The Clemson Tigers represent the new age of college football garnished with offensive talent that strikes quickly through raw talent and speed. Then you have the old school version of college football by the way of the 2nd ranked Alabama Crimson Tide armed with massive size in the trenches and a defensive juggernaut of talent riding a formula of success that has already won 3 National Championships under Head Coach Nick Saban. The question entering this Monday Night’s National Championship spectacle is which side will prevail?

Another reason this game will be ideal for college football enthusiasts is because you have the top team in the SEC whom most people expect to win pinned against the underdog in Clemson. Obviously just out of hatred for the SEC, Clemson will have a lot of supporters next Monday albeit most that claim the SEC is over-rated. However the SEC did flex their muscles this bowl season by going 8-2 to earn the most bowl wins by a single conference in FBS history. The reigning SEC Champions by way of Alabama led the impressive onslaught of opponents with a 38-0 thrashing over Michigan State in the semifinal playoff game in the Cotton Bowl.

In that Cotton Bowl game with the Spartans, Alabama proved why they are one of the best teams in the country. The Crimson Tide offense has ridden behind the legs of Heisman Trophy winning running back Derrick Henry all season. Henry became the first SEC running back to rush for more than 2,000 yards in the Cotton Bowl which is simply a remarkable accomplishment. However, the Spartans tough defense did a pretty good job holding Henry to just 75 rushing yards despite the fact Henry still got 2 touchdowns. Instead, quarterback Jake Coker was able to connect on several long balls down the field that ultimately broke down the Spartans defense. In total, Coker hit 25 of 30 passes for 286 yards with 2 touchdowns in one of his best performances of the season.

Next Monday Alabama’s offense will take aim at a Clemson defense that has a lot of similarities to Michigan State. The Tigers are tough along the defensive front but have some vulnerability in the secondary. I will be eager to see just how well Clemson can defend against the run because this will undoubtedly be the best offensive front they have faced all season. Derrick Henry is bound to get at least 20 carries if not closer to the 30 mark so it will be interesting to see how long they can contain the Heisman Trophy winner.

Either way I believe Coker has to have another great game to offset Clemson’s scoring ability. Alabama’s defense does not typically give up a lot of points but Clemson has proved to be one of the best offenses in the country. Therefore, I expect Alabama will need a decent number to win this football game. Clemson’s offense has been great during the 2nd half of the season and they do a good job of executing. The Tigers speed alone should create a difficult challenge for Alabama’s defense to minimize the big plays. I think Clemson’s big play potential could be the equalizer in this game. The Tigers are going to need some big plays to rattle Alabama’s confidence and it will be most helpful if they are able to do it early in the game.

The Tigers proved in their 37-17 Orange Bowl victory against Oklahoma that they have a very difficult offense to defend. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the country and the Tigers are loaded with talent at the skill positions with guys like Wayne Gallman and Artavis Scott. Watson earned a trip to New York as a Heisman Trophy Finalist in December and I think he has been a bit underappreciated on the national level. Watson has been the backbone of this Clemson offense this season and has consistently made big plays when the Tigers needed him the most. Watson’s dual threat playmaker abilities were on full display in the Orange Bowl when he threw for 187 yards with a touchdown and then ran for another 145 yards and a touchdown to lead the Tigers offensive assault. In actuality, Clemson’s offense was just too talented for Oklahoma to defend in all areas which makes next Monday night’s contest with Alabama so intriguing.

The Crimson Tide defense has been sensational this season as evident by their shutout over Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Alabama’s defense has not given up more than 16 points in their last 7 games and has given up just 10 points on average during that stretch as well. Therefore it is going to be very interesting to see if Clemson’s big play potential and fast paced offense can sustain their success against Alabama’s top rated defense. In reality, this game will be determined by the group that wins the battle on that side of the ball. If Clemson can hit the big plays and quick strikes, they could easily get Alabama out of their comfort zone and turn this game into more of an up tempo game. However if Alabama’s defense does their part, that will open the door for the Crimson Tide to do what they do best by running the football and wearing down their opponent. Only time will tell as to which scenario plays out.

Jay's Pick to Cover the Point Spread: The Clemson Tigers are a really good football team but I still think this Alabama team is playing on a phenomenal level. The Tigers defense has been suspect at times this year and I think that will be evident in the 2nd half when they wear down. Take Alabama -7.5

Free Picks

Editor's Picks - Each weekend our very own in-house All-American Editor makes his NCAA point spread predictions in an attempt to force fumbles, sack and intercept your bookie!

Expert College Football Picks - Free premium college foots plays against the spread from expert handicappers from around the web from week 1 through the National Championship.

Underdog of the Week Pick - We sort through it all and find out which University is getting "too many points" this week. If there was a Heisman Trophy for picking underdogs, we'd be a frontrunner. Expect a 57%+ winning percentage with these picks as we've got a keen ear for loud barking dogs.

Line Movement - NCAA football lines open early in the week and often times move up or down based on wagering activity, injuries to key players and weather. We decipher whether it's square or wiseguy action and predict the point spread winner based on value.

College Football Consensus Picks - We assess the public perception each week and let them pick the winners for us as we fade their selections which provides us with many trips into our bookies endzone.

Computer Picks - We enter them into the computer and the machine makes it's picks. This is a great guide especially when betting totals! These are available after the first few weeks of the season.

Trends - Despite what you have been told or read on tout sites, the trend ain't your friend. We however turn the tables and fade the almighty trend for what should be some great profits over time.

2017/2018 College Football Predictions - Bob gives his picks to win each major conference. At the end, he gives his prediction on who thinks will win the 2018 National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8th.

2017 Heisman Trophy Predictions - USC QB Sam Darnold is a heavy pre-season favorite to win college football's most coveted award, but Jay isn't buying it. In fact, he's passing up the top (3) favored players in favor of a QB who he's confident will be NCAA football's best player in 2017.

2017-2018 College Football Championship Predictions - NCAA football experts have the Alabama Crimson Tide running away with the National Championship this season and who can blame them? Roll Tide is LOADED! It never happens that easy though. The USC Trojans (+825), Florida St. Seminoles (+850) and Ohio St. Buckckeyes (+875) all have a legit shot. Oddsmakers have Oklahoma (+1300) on the bubble and everybody looking from the outside in at 20/1 or higher. Jay gives his pick to win it all along with how his top 15 rankings for season's end. Get your bets in early before your favorite team's line drops!


MyBookie - Get a HUGE 50% bonus (up to $1000 FREE!) after making an initial deposit of $100 or more! Great at getting Visa cards to work for deposits.

Bovada - Boasts the highest credit card acceptance rate on the internet! HUGE menu of wagers for you to choose from! One of few online sportsbooks to offer Texas Hold'em! 50% bonus up to $250 in free cash!

5Dimes - 15 team parlays! 20 point teasers! Reduced juice betting odds! Buy up to 15 points! Most props on the web!

Intertops - The safest place to bet on the web as they've been around over 20 years! Enjoy LIVE college football betting where you can jump into the action at any time during the game and place a bet! This gives you a huge advantage!

Heisman Trophy Betting Odds - USC QB Sam Darnold starts the season off as a heavy favorite at +350 odds. Sooners QB Baker Mayfield is second on the list at +700 but can he keep his nose clean? Louisville QB Lamar Jackson should dominate this season but will Louisville be taken seriously? Oregon Ducks RB Royce Freeman is worth a pop at 60/1 if he gets the carries. Bama WR Calvin Ridley brings experience and big-time playmaking ability and will be featured on National TV a bunch, giving him a legit darkhorse shot. But will they throw the ball enough with a QB who likes to run? Missing from this year's list of odds is a defensive player.

Odds to Win the 2017 College Football Championship - The Alabama Crimson Tide are heavy favorites to win the National Championship this year at 5/2 followed by Ohio St. at 13/5, USC at 7/1 and FSU at 17/2. Things drop off a bit with the Oklahoma Sooners coming in at 12/1, Auburn Tigers at 14/1 and Michigan Wolverines at 16/1. Check out your favorite school's odds here!

Bet on College Football at BetOnline

Featured Articles

Heisman Trophy Winners - A full list of college football quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers who have made history on the field and won the prestigious award.

The Spread - Who will cover the spread? They will! Offers scores, odds, free game predictions, current news and more!