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The Ultimate College Football Playoff Championship Betting Preview

The College Football Playoff Championship is set to kick off on Monday night, and it should be one of the best games in a long time. The LSU Tigers will take on the Clemson Tigers in a battle that most college football fans have been longing to see.

Both teams are in the top 10 in scoring offense, and they both have loaded defenses full of NFL talent.

LSU and Clemson both come into this game with records of 14-0, and both teams were conference champions. LSU represents the Southeastern Conference, and Clemson represents the Atlantic Coast Conference. The LSU Tigers are six-point favorites over Clemson in the title game.

Burrow Leads Explosive LSU Attack

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was the Heisman Trophy winner this season after throwing for over 5,000 yards and 55 touchdowns. Burrow set all kinds of records in the College Football Playoff semifinal win against Oklahoma.

The Tigers score over 48 points per game, and their defense gives up just 21 points per contest. LSU is solid on both sides of the ball, but its offense has been unstoppable all season long.

Clemson Defense Can Be Elite

Clemson gave up just 10.6 points per game during the regular season, and its defense can be disruptive in this game. The Tigers love to rotate their defensive linemen, and they can all cause some havoc when fresh.

Clemson did give up 23 points to Ohio State in the semifinals, but it got off to a bad start early. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is viewed as a future star in the NFL, and he has the ability to throw for a big total in this game.

Offense Will Rule the Day

Even though these teams take pride in their defenses, this game is going to be a high-scoring affair that will be dominated by the offenses. Both quarterbacks look like future NFL stars, and they are going to pick apart the opposing defenses in this game.

The betting total is set at 69.5 points for this one, and it’s hard to see these two teams combining for fewer points than that. Both teams average more than 45 points per game, and they will both want to score in this game.

Take the over 69.5 points at -110 when looking at the betting total.

A Look at Prop Bets

There will be a number of prop bets available on this game, but here are a few of the early ones that we think you should take a look at.

Joe Burrow Total Passing Yards:

  • Over 365.5 -110
  • Under 365.5 -110

Burrow averages close to 400 passing yards per game, but you have to think that LSU is going to run the ball a bit more in this game. The Heisman Trophy winner is capable of going over, but he likely won’t need to. Take the under 365.5 passing yards.

Trevor Lawrence Total Passing Yards:

  • Over 295.5 -110
  • Under 295.5 -110

Clemson is going to be trailing in this game, and Lawrence will have to try to lead it back. The Tigers love to run the football, but they are going to need points in a hurry. Even though it won’t help them win the game, betting over 295.5 passing yards for Lawrence is the play.

LSU Snaps Clemson’s Run

The Clemson Tigers have not exactly been dominant throughout the 2019 season, but they have yet to lose a game. Clemson has the “it” factor, but that won’t really matter against LSU.

The LSU Tigers have been dominant all season long, and they are clearly the best team in the country. Clemson won’t give up, but it’s hard to see this game being close for very long.

The LSU Tigers are going to win this game, and taking them at -6.0 is the smart pick to make in the College Football Playoff Championship Game.

College Football National Championship Betting Pick and Prediction

The field is set, and the College Football National Championship Game will kick off in less than two weeks. We will have a matchup as LSU will take on Clemson in the national title game. Both of these teams come into this game with perfect 14-0 records, and this was the matchup that most college football fans wanted to see. If you are a fan of high-scoring offenses, then this is an absolute must-watch.

Clemson is the reigning national champion in college football, and it was expected to be a title contender again this season. The Tigers blew through the Atlantic Coast Conference this season and survived a tough challenge from Ohio State in the semifinal victory.

LSU was not a title favorite before the year began, but it is the favorite in this game. The LSU Tigers dominated the competition in the SEC this season and blew out Oklahoma in their semifinal win.

The LSU Tigers are 5.5-point favorites over Clemson in the National Championship Game.

Burrow Leads Explosive Tigers Offense

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was the Heisman Trophy winner this season after putting up some eye-popping numbers. Burrow didn’t slow down in the semifinal win, throwing seven first-half touchdowns in the rout of Oklahoma.

The former Ohio State quarterback threw for over 5,200 yards and 55 touchdowns this season, and he has also completed over 80 percent of his pass attempts. LSU also has a terrific rushing attack, but Burrow should have another huge game in this one.

The SEC is known for its defense, and the Tigers fit the mold. LSU held opponents to just 21 points per game this season, which was impressive considering how much time the defensive unit spent on the field.

LSU has a pair of future NFL stars in its secondary in safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., and they are getting a star linebacker, Michael Divinity, back in this game. If LSU plays an average game on defense, its offense should do the rest.

Lawrence, Etienne Carrying Clemson Offense

The LSU Tigers have some talented offensive players of their own, most notably Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne. Lawrence threw 36 touchdown passes this season, and he can also make some plays with his legs.

Etienne racked up over 1,500 rushing yards during the regular season, and he has found the end zone 18 times. It took Clemson awhile to get its offense rolling against Ohio State, and that can’t happen in this game.

Clemson had one of the most dominant defenses in the country a season ago, and this year’s version is pretty good as well. The Tigers gave up just 10.6 points per game this season, and they slowed down a great Ohio State offense in the semifinal win.

Clemson will have to find a way to get pressure on Burrow, but racking up sacks is one of its specialties. Holding LSU to under 30 points in this game might be a win.

LSU Just Has Too Much Offense

Both of these teams looked extremely impressive in their College Football Playoff semifinal wins, but only one team can be crowned champion. Even though both teams can score points in a hurry, defense will play a role at some point in this game.

Clemson just doesn’t have an offense to overwhelm the LSU defense, but the same cannot be said for the other way around. LSU has scored points on everyone this season, and that isn’t going to change in the National Championship Game.

The LSU Tigers are just too explosive, and they will cruise to victory in this game. Bet the LSU Tigers -5.5 over the Clemson Tigers in the College Football National Championship Game.

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