Monday, January 6 will see the current bowl season come to a close, with the only game left on the college football calendar being the National Championship Game. We have another week to wait before that one rolls around, but the hope is that it will be a fitting wend to what has been a fantastic season of football. Time to time we can all argue about which sport is the best, but it is hard to argue against just how exciting college football is every single year. We get upsets every week and a shifting of fortunes among the ranked teams.
This year, we saw a ton of surprises, but we also saw perhaps the best final four teams since the inception of the playoff system. We are now down to two teams, who are the defending champion Clemson Tigers and the LSU Tigers, who just happen to have a Heisman winning QB pulling the strings. Will Joe Burrow add a national title to his already impressive resume, or will the Clemson Tigers repeat as champions? The bookies have LSU in as a 6 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 70.
LSU vs Clemson 2020 College Football Championship Game Odds & Pick
- When: Monday, January 13 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
- TV: NBCS
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
- College Football Championship Game Odds: LSU -6.5 (Total 70)
Why bet on the LSU Tigers?While we all agreed that the 4 teams heading into the playoffs were the best that the nation had to offer, we all also agreed that the Oklahoma Sooners might prove to be the weak link. That proved to be the case, as they were absolutely destroyed by the LSU Tigers in a lopsided 63-28 game. The question now is whether Oklahoma were weak or whether the Tigers are just that good.
I am leaning more toward the latter, as this team has been winning games in that fashion all season long on the way to a perfect 14-0 record. The proof of that is in just how good they have been against the spread, going 11-3-2 in their last 16 games. The Tigers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games versus teams from the ACC. The OVER has hit in 10 of the last 15 games LSU started as a favorite.
- Points per Game: 45.29
- Passing Yards: 292.21
- Rushing Yards: 246.14
- Yards per Play: 7.46
- Points per Game: 11.50
- Passing Yards: 151.50
- Rushing Yards: 112.57
- Yards per Play: 4.16
Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?There were a lot of people who had the Clemson Tigers written off in the early going this year. They were winning games, but there were some genuine concerns about the number of INTs that Trevor Lawrence was throwing, not to mention a very close call against the UNC Tar Heels that would have killed their season.
The UNC game seemed to light a fire under this team, as they have been great since then, sweeping teams aside with relative ease. They saved the best for the semi-finals, though, stifling the Ohio State offense on the way to a 29-23 win. The Tigers have now covered the spread in 5 straight games and 7 of their last 8 and are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.
- Points per Game: 48.86
- Passing Yards: 397.21
- Rushing Yards: 166.93
- Yards per Play: 7.91
- Points per Game: 21.64
- Passing Yards: 221.93
- Rushing Yards: 118.00
- Yards per Play: 5.05
LSU vs Clemson College Football Championship Game Betting Trends
- Clemson are 14-0 SU in their last 14 games this season
- LSU are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Louisiana State’s last 15 games when playing as the favorite
- Clemson are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog
- LSU are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson’s last 6 games played in January
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for LSU vs ClemsonI think we are in for an absolute thriller here, and while it is always tough to take down the champions, I have been saying since the middle of the season that I think LSU will win it all. I cannot g back on that pick now.
Score: LSU Tigers 42 – Clemson Tigers 36