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2016 CFP Championship Game Betting Preview - Alabama Favored Over Clemson

The College Football Playoff Championship Game will be played on Monday, January 11, and features the Alabama Crimson Tide taking on the Clemson Tigers. The game at the University of Phoenix Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 8:30 PM ET. Currently, Alabama is a strong favorite to win.

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The Crimson Tide are 13-1 SU and 8-6 ATS so far this season. Five of their games went OVER the line, with the other nine all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 38-0 win over Michigan State, where they won against the spread as -10 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 45 ½ point line set by the sports gambling pros in that game.

The Tigers are 14-0 SU and 7-7 ATS overall this year. Eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other six all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 37-17 win over Oklahoma, where they won against the spread as 3 ½ point underdogs. The total went UNDER the 61 ½ point line set by the sports betting sites for that matchup.

Alabama is 4-0 ATS against ACC teams, and 7-1 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 5-1 ATS overall recently, and 5-2 ATS in bowl games. They are 11-5 ATS at a neutral site, and 4-9 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 3-10-1 ATS in non-conference play.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games in January, and OVER in 8 of their last 10 bowl games. The total has gone OVER in 16 of their last 22 at a neutral site, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games after a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 coming off of a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games on grass.

Clemson is 4-0 ATS in bowl games, and 6-0 ATS at a neutral site. They are 4-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 5-2 ATS in non-conference matchups.

The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their games on Monday night, and UNDER in 7 of their last 9 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of their last 13 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 non-conference games. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 12 bowl games, and UNDER in 16 of their last 23 against the SEC. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 10 games overall, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 after a SU win.

These teams last met in August 2008, when Alabama won 34-10, and covered the spread as 4 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 46 ½ point line set by the sportsbook in that one.

For Monday night's CFP Championship Game, gambling odds have the Crimson Tide listed as a -6 ½ point favorite. The over/under is set at 51 points. On the moneyline, Alabama is a -250, while Clemson is listed at +210.