- The CFP National Championship game is January 7th
- Alabama and QB Tua Tagovailoa aim for a 2nd straight National title
- See the props and get the best bets for the game
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers meet in the College Football National Championship Monday night (January 7th at 8pm EST), and if the previous three meetings between the two are any indication, it should be a classic.
Picking a winner between the two is one thing, but to add some extra excitement there are a laundry list of interesting props that have been made available.
Below you’ll find 4 of the most intriguing bets on the board.
Prop #1: Tua Tagovailoa Throws an INT
|Tua Tagovailoa Interceptions||Odds at MyBookie|
*All odds taken 1/4
Tua Tagovailoa has 41 touchdown passes this season and has thrown only 4 interceptions.
A quick glance would lead you to believe betting the under on 0.5 interceptions is the play, but we don’t quickly glance at anything.
Tagovailoa faced 3 defenses ranked in the top 30 this season – LSU, Mississippi State, and Georgia. All 4 of his interceptions came in those 3 games.
As for the championship game opponent? The Clemson Tigers defense ranked 9th. The best part of betting on him to follow his trend, you’re getting plus money to do it.
PICK: TUA TAGOVAILOA INTERCEPTIONS OVER 0.5 (+125)
Prop #2: Trevor Lawrence Passing Yards
|Trevor Lawrence Passing Yards||Odds at MyBookie|
My favorite prop bet on the board is Trevor Lawrence throwing for more than 220.5 yards. If “way over” was an option, I’d take it.
Lawrence was healthy 7 of the last 8 games for Clemson. Over those weeks, he averaged 287 yards passing, including over 300 yards against NC State, South Carolina, and Notre Dame.
Trevor Lawrence is good at this football thing 🙌
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 29, 2018
Of course, the Alabama defense is strong, but Lawrence is stronger.
He was the highest-rated QB recruit in memory and stole the starting job at Clemson with ease. Expect him to continue his sky-high trajectory on the sports biggest stage.
PICK: TREVOR LAWRENCE PASSING YARDS OVER 220.5 (-120)
Prop #3: Jerry Jeudy Won’t be Stopped
|Jerry Jeudy Receiving Yards||Odds at MyBookie|
Jerry Jeudy won the Biletnikoff award as the most outstanding receiver in college football this year, and should shine on the big stage.
— Sam Murphy (@SamMurphy_17) December 29, 2018
In five of Alabama’s six biggest games this year, Jeudy went over 70.5 receiving yards.
He has 136 against Ole Miss, 135 in Arkansas, 147 versus Missouri, and 103 at night against LSU. He loves the big stage, and against Clemson with a National Championship on the line, he’s provided with exactly that.
PICK: JERRY JEUDY RECEIVING YARDS OVER 70.5 (-120)
Prop #4: Overtime?
|Will There be Overtime?||Odds at BetOnline|
+1200 for this game to see overtime? Sign me up!
The two finals between Alabama and Clemson were settled by 5 points and 4 points. Last year’s Crimson Tide win over Georgia went to overtime.
The trend the past three years has been tight games settled in the 4th quarter or later. Is taking the overtime bet a little bit of a lottery ticket? Of course it is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a big winner if the trend continues.
PICK: WILL THERE BE OVERTIME? YES (+1200)