This year’s matchup between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide represents one of the biggest games of the year and, quite possibly, of all time. The game features two of the most popular collegiate football teams in the country. Several sportsbooks have already opened betting for this year’s edition and, if the early numbers are any indication, the line is moving rapidly in one direction. As of this writing, the over/under is set at 63 points for the combined score. That total would be a record for any sporting event.
Why Do People Love to Bet On Games Like These?
People love to bet on big games. College football is one of the most popular sports in the country and there’s no shortage of passion when it comes to this year’s game. It’s not hard to understand why. The line between the two teams is extremely close and there’s a lot on the line. One team wins and they go to the NCAA national championship. The loser goes home, disappointed (and likely dejected).
It’s natural to want to support your team, no matter what. If you’re a Clemson fan, you’ll naturally want to see your team win. If you’re an Alabama fan, you’ll root for your team no matter what. These games create extra incentive to win, for sure.
The History Of This Year’s Matchup
The history between these two schools is quite storied. They’ve played each other every year since 1931 and have dominated the competition. The Tide has won 12 out of the last 13 games. It’s hard to even fathom how one team could reach 12 wins in a row against the other. For years, the line has been almost even. The over/under has been in the 50s and the total has gone over 64 only twice (47 and 56).
These teams are arguably two of the greatest of all time. They’ve combined for 15 national championships, 31 Final Fours (including the entire 2020 season), and more than 100 wins over the last decade. It’s not easy to find a game that’s more anticipated each year.
What Are The Odds Of The Game Going Over 63?
When you have two of the greatest college football teams of all time facing off, you’re going to have one of the most anticipated games of the year. The game is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on August 31st and the over/under is set at 63 points. That means there’s a 175 to 1 chance of the total going over. If you’re looking for an easy way to make some money, you could certainly do worse than betting on the over in this one.
Should You Bet On The Under?
While the over/under is a popular pick, it’s not necessarily the best choice. In fact, you could make a case for putting your money on the under in this one. If you look at the history of the game, you’ll see that the under is a deadly choice. In 47 of the last 52 games between these two schools, the total has gone under 63. The only two exceptions were in 2012 (63-41) and 2014 (66-39).
The line between these two teams has always been close. In fact, there have been only 13 games in the history of the series where the under did not figure in at least one of the touchdowns. While it’s always exciting to bet on high scoring games, it’s worth remembering that, historically, things often go wrong for the underdog. Going against the grain here could certainly pay off. If you’re planning on backing the under, make sure you do so against the better teams. This way you’ll have a shot at winning. Otherwise, you’re just adding more fuel to the fire.
While we all wish these two amazing teams could play every year, they don’t. Life is full of disappointments, but it’s also full of victories and this year is certainly shaping up to be one of the biggest victories yet. As of this writing, the OVER/UNDER is set at 63 points and the line for this year’s game is moving rapidly in one direction. If you’re looking for an easy way to make some money, you could certainly do worse than betting on the over in this one. Just make sure you’re aware of the history here and what sport you’re betting on. If you’re new to betting, don’t risk more than you’re prepared to lose. These are just a few of the things to keep in mind when betting on sports. If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to browse our website or visit one of our sportsbooks. Good luck out there.