How to bet the 2019 National Championship Game

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 4, 2019 in

Current 2019 National Championship Game odds place the Crimson Tide as the 6.5 point chalk favorite. The spread is still fluid and will likely narrow as the week progresses.

How to bet the 2019 National Championship Game

Alabama Crimson Tide versus Clemson Tigers Prediction

Clemson will be looking to show they can be the underdog once again and prove Vegas wrong just as they did in 2016 against the same ball coach. Besides Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney, these two teams don’t resemble much of what the 2016 squads looked like. Each team has done two things at a very high level since however, win and send lots of talent to the NFL. No two teams have sent more talent to the NFL all while maintaining the best two records in college football.

We are truly witnessing dynasties at work here people. For those who wish it to end, soak it up before wishing it away because I’m not sure when the next time we will witness this sort of sustained dominance. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see either team emerge victorious, but my money would be on Alabama to repeat.

Their defense isn’t what it has been in the past, but their quarterback is truly something to watch. I’ll take them to cover in a game for the ages which I’ll pick to end in a 45 – 37 shootout win for Alabama.

Outlets to bet the Game

Of course, you can bet at multiple locations in Vegas, and on all types of props to go with the game itself, but for the casual fan or even casual bettor, heck most bettors, a visit to Vegas is not in the cards for this event. You can bet on the game in multiple ways at fanduel.com or various sportsbook websites.

Clemson is not a safe 2019 NCAA Championship Betting pick.

Types of Bets to Pursue

Of course, you can bet the game straight up, in which you choose the outright winner of the contest, regardless of points scored or margin of victory. Besides a straight up bet, you can bet against the spread. In this game, if you wanted to bet against the spread, you would either pick Alabama to cover the spread given by Vegas of 6.5 points, stating that they will win by more than 6.5 points, or you can take Clemson to beat the spread, stating they will either win the game outright or lose by less than 6.5 points.

Besides the point spread, you can also bet over or under on total points, which means you must take a stand based on the estimated total combined points scored by both teams in the game. In the case of this game here, the points total is set at 59.5 points. If you feel that both offenses will have a decent day, betting the over will be your pick, while on the other hand, if you think it will be a route or defensive struggle, then picking the under would likely be your pick.

Good luck and enjoy the 2019 National Championship game!