The Clemson Tigers will face LSU in what is their fourth appearance in the championship game in the last five seasons. Dabo Swinney has built a model program for the Tigers and will look to repeat as champions despite flying under the radar for most of this season. Clemson is the plus-7 underdogs on MyBookie and I believe that is a great NCAAF betting option that you should take advantage of and this article will go more in depth on why that is.
Why Bet on Clemson to Win the 2020 College Football Championship?
- 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)
Quarterback PlayTrevor Lawrence is in just his second year with the tigers and is a staggering 25-0 over that span while also accumulating a national title last year as a true freshman. He was widely criticized to start the year as he was turning the ball over quite a bit but has since rebounded with 201 consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception.
Many people have knocked him for not being able to move the sticks with his legs when needed but in the biggest game of the season against the best defense he faced all year he was able to record 16 rushes for 107 yards in a win against Ohio State. He has done nothing but prove himself to be a big time player made for big time games since he arrived at Clemson.
More WeaponsJustyn Ross is Lawrence’s top target in the passing game and appears to be healthy for the title game. Ross and Tee Higgins are both a formidable duo for any defense due to their size and ability to beat you if they are given even a shimmer of daylight. Together they accounted for 21 of the 36 passing touchdowns this season.
Travis Etienne is nothing to scoff at either as he will pass the 2,000 yard mark on the season in this game while recording 22 touchdowns. His production forces the defenses to stay honest which opens the passing lanes for Higgins and Ross to operate downfield. Look for him to be the X factor for Clemson offensively.
Former safety turned linebacker Isaiah Simmons is where the conversation starts for the Tigers defensively. He will line up on all three levels of the field as he leads the team with 97 tackles, six sacks, three INTs, and two forced fumbles. All of the aforementioned stats lead the team.
StrengthsThe strength of Clemson is in the secondary as K’von Wallace has 10 passes defended to pair with two INTs and has returned both for touchdowns. AJ Terrell has garnered enough attention that he will be a first round pick in the draft as a shutdown corner that teams dare not throw at. Nolan Turner was the safety who pulled down the final INT against Ohio State after reading Justin Fields instead of playing his receiver which is a risky but smart play given the scenario of the final drive.
Dabo Swinney has built one of the best programs in the country due to his ability to out scheme opposing coaches in some of the biggest games. Will Venables is the top defensive coach in the country and has shown time and time again his willingness to take away your strength and force you to beat him with your weakness. They form the best coaching staff in the country which should be a rather large advantage for this game.
Clemson has a QB built for the big game with some of the best talent in the country around him at the skill positions and line play that is simply unrivaled. The secondary has only improved as the season went on and Simmons has been the best all around player on defense all season. The combination of explosive offense and stout defense is best explained by their plus-32 point margin of victory. All of the ingredients are there for bettors to take Clemson and the plus-7 points to win this game and repeat as National Champions.