What Are the Betting Odds on the National Championship Game?

The College Football Playoff (CFP) kicked off on Saturday, bringing with it the most exciting week in sports. For those who love to bet, this year’s National Championship Game presented by Upper Deck had immense betting interest. The game was widely viewed as a toss-up, and many bookmakers offered huge odds on the game. After a dominating performance by Alabama in the first half, the line finally settled at 3½ points, Alabama favorite. The underdogs came out on top in a thrilling finish, as the underdogs edged out the over by just a point.

Why Was The Spread So Wide?

With the CFP, there is always the possibility that one or more of the four teams could end up as underdogs. Bookmakers knew this and took advantage of it, presenting huge odds on these underdogs. In this case, the underdogs were Oklahoma and Georgia. Before the season even started, oddsmakers knew these were the two most talented teams in the country, and they were going to pay off handsomely.

If you look at the spread between the two teams, it was actually quite reasonable. Oklahoma was a 7.5-point favorite, while Georgia was a 5.5-point underdog. Given these pointspreads, the over/under on the game was set at 56 points. This was actually a fairly good number, considering that the last time these two teams met on the football field, one of the least productive offensive weekends in NCAA history occurred, as both teams combined for just 12 points in the first half.

What Changes Will NFL and NCAA Football Make Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic?

The NFL and NCAA decided to cancel their seasons as part of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the NFL announcing their intention to play the season in July and the NCAA waiting until August. The result of this is that we won’t get to see any more amazing games this year, and there will be no more huge upset bids as the favorites plummet and the underdogs rise to the occasion.

How Has Social Media Reactions Packed The Shelves?

Another interesting facet to this year’s tournament was the fact that many fans bought tickets simply to root for their favorite team. This is a change from years past, when fans would attend the game and then rush out to the bar afterwards. Now, attendees are staying for the whole game, and social media is helping to make this possible. On the night of the championship game alone, Twitter saw a 25% increase in average monthly users, and the audience on the platform steadily grew throughout the week leading up to the event.

Through all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the cancellation of the season, sports fans remain passionate about their teams and their games. It’s interesting to see how the game has changed because of this, as many long-time fans have taken up watching games on TV and online instead of attending them in person. This has led to an increase in niche sports, with people who enjoy fantasy football or baseball buying in-depth statistical information on their platforms of choice, whether that is Twitter or Reddit.

Final Word On The 2019 Playoffs

It’s always great to see two of the best teams in the country battle it out. This year’s title game was no different, with two of the best offenses in the country going head-to-head, with the two best defenses as well. The game was exceptionally well-executed and was one of the best we’ve seen in years.

The fact that Covid-19 was an occasional threat to disrupt the event was also a huge plus, keeping fans and players on their toes. In the end, the game was close — the underdogs emerged victorious by just a point — but that’s what makes this year’s title game one for the ages.