College Football Playoff Betting Facts
Information that you need to know heading into the two huge matchups
By Dan Karpuc - Dec 10, 2019, 3:11pm
Oklahoma (12-1) at LSU (13-0)
LSU -13, O/U 76, Saturday December 28th, 4:00pm EST
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- Per BetQL’s Line Movement Dashboard, LSU opened as nine-point favorites and the line quickly moved after the public began to hammer the Tigers.
- Via BetQL’s Public Betting Dashboard, 66% of public bets and 82% of the money has been wagered on the Tigers (as of Monday December 9th).
- Although Oklahoma has gone 12-1 SU, they’ve gone 5-7 ATS and the over has gone 5-7 in their games.
- LSU has gone 13-0 SU, 7-4 ATS and the over has gone 8-4 in their contests.
- The Sooners ranks 5th in the FBS in scoring (43.2 points per game) and 50th in scoring defense (24.5 points per contest).
- LSU ranks 3rd in the FBS in scoring (47.8 points per game) and 27th in scoring defense (21.2 points per contest).
- Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts incredibly ranks 6th in the FBS with 3,634 passing yards and 20th in the FBS in rushing yards (1,255) along with 32 passing touchdowns (T-10th) and 18 running touchdowns (7th). He will be relied on to have the best game in a Sooners uniform.
- Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow ranks 2nd in the FBS with 4,715 passing yards and leads the nation in passing touchdowns (48). As the overwhelming Heisman frontrunner, he will be expected to continue his utter dominance. Ja’Marr Chase (73 receptions, 1,498 receiving yards), Justin Jefferson (88 catches, 1,207 receiving yards) have combined for 32 of Burrow’s touchdowns and should wreak havoc on the Sooners defense.
- Per DraftKings, LSU has +120 odds and Oklahoma has +1200 odds to win the NCAA championship.
Clemson (13-0) at Ohio State (13-0)
CLEM -2, O/U 63, Saturday December 28th, 8:00pm EST
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- Per BetQL’s Line Movement Dashboard, these two teams opened with even odds.
- Via BetQL’s Public Betting Dashboard, 58% of public bets and 67% of the money has been wagered on the Tigers (as of Monday December 9th).
- Both Clemson and Ohio State are undefeated SU and have gone 9-3 ATS. The over has gone 5-7 in the Tigers’ games and 7-5 in the Buckeyes’ contests.
- Ohio State ranks 1st in the FBS in scoring (48.7 points per game) and 3rd in defensive scoring (12.5 points per game).
- Clemson ranks 4th in the FBS in scoring (46.5 points per game) and 1st in defensive scoring (10.6 points per game).
- This game will feature two elite offenses and two elite defenses, which should make for a gritty, close-fought battle.
- Both starting running backs have excelled this year. Clemson’s Travis Etienne (1,500 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns) and Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins (1,829 rushing yards, 20 rushing touchdowns) are among the best in the country and are guided by elite offensive lines.
- Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence got off to a slow start to the year, but accumulated 34 passing touchdowns (5th in FBS) and added seven more scores on the ground. He will need to step up and deliver a strong performance against Chase Young and Ohio State’s fearsome defense.
- Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields threw 40 touchdown passes (3rd in FBS) to just one interception this season and added 10 rushing scores in Ohio State’s efficient offense. He will need to continue to protect the football and be a complementary weapon alongside Dobbins against Clemson’s stellar defense.
- Per DraftKings, Clemson has +200 odds and Ohio State has +225 odds to win the NCAA championship.