Why Bet on the Clemson Tigers to Win the 2019 National Championship?

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 3, 2019 in

The Tigers will meet up with the Crimson Tide in the 2019 National Championship game for the fourth straight year for a chance at the hardware. Last year, the victory slipped through their grasp in the form of Tua Tagovailoa. This year, he won’t surprise them. The Tigers bring back a dominating defensive line tasked with stopping the Crimson Tide offense, something they failed to do in the second half of last season’s finale.

Dexter Lawrence, one of the main forces on that defensive line is under a suspension for a positive drug test, however, the school has appealed the suspension, so likely it will be lifted for this game for due process. It is somewhat of a loophole, but hey, if you are looking to bet on the Clemson Tigers, at least they will be at full strength. The matchup to watch is indeed that defensive line of Clemson versus the offensive line of Alabama. The Tigers haven’t seen five guys lining opposite them even close to as talented as this group they will face in the big dance.

Why Bet on the Clemson Tigers to Win the 2019 National Championship?

Clemson can Score

Trevor Lawrence is as nasty as they come. The Tigers’ quarterback is an effective passer from the pocket, can run like a deer, and he’s also quite the emotional leader for the team. He has thrown for nearly 3,000 yards and thrown an efficient 27 touchdowns to only 4 interceptions. He also seems relatively smart with his decision making with the ball to convert for an average of 9 yards per attempt, of which he completes roughly 65%. There are few quarterbacks I would task with trying to beat a Nick Saban defense with a couple of weeks to prepare, but Lawrence is one of them.

Tigers Can Also Run

Another stud on the offensive side of the ball to watch is Travis Etienne. The speedster has rushed for almost 1600 yards and averages an astounding 8.3 yards per carry. He also averages 6.6 yards per reception. He has a total of 23 touchdowns this season, 22 on the ground and one through the air. I don’t know if Alabama can stop this young man, but they will attempt to at least slow him down.

The Tigers can score, sure that’s kind of their thing right?

Must Defend Alabama

Well, the Crimson Tide can score too, and at nearly the same rate. The difference will have to be that defensive line and ball control.

Alabama is going to be a tough opponent for the 2019 National Championship.

I love the touchdown to interception ratio of Lawrence and Etienne’s ability to gain serious clips of yardage at a time will help keep these guys in control. If turnovers can be avoided, these guys have a tremendous chance to take another title away from the favorites.

Pick and Prediction for the 2019 National Championship

Despite the stats and the playmakers, the biggest reason to bet on the Tigers is the payoff. Why bet on the Crimson Tide if all you get with $1000 wager is $1? At least bet for the Tigers to beat the spread and only lose by a field goal. I think, either way, we will be in for a heavyweight fight that will come down to the late rounds when these two teams square off.