8 pm ET Line: Alabama -5.5 O/U 57
Pick: Alabama -5.5
Notes: Look, both of these teams have been far and away the best squads in college football this season (and probably the last four). They’ve met in the College Football Playoff in each of the last 4 years, with Alabama winning 2 of the 3 previous matchups. I’m sure there’s people sick of Bama winning everything all the time (I am one of those people), but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are a juggernaut. Clemson absolutely has talent on both sides of the ball, posting similar numbers to Alabama in PPG and PPG allowed. Clemson’s RB Etienne has a gaudy 22 rushing TDs on the year. Yes, you read that right. 22! But, I don’t see the Bama front 7 letting him do very much tonight. I think this game comes down to QB play, where I like Tua (Alabama) over Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) just based on experience. I hate myself for making this pick, but I think Saban goes on to hoist a third CFP trophy in the last 4 years. Go win some money.
Bold Prediction: J. Jeudy goes for 125 yards and 2 TDs