The 2019 NCAA Football Season is upon us and with it comes the most eagerly anticipated game of the year: the annual College Football Playoff Championship!
The game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 13th, and will be televised live worldwide.
The National Football League (NFL) got things started with the most lucrative betting game of the year when they held their annual championship game last weekend. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Los Angeles Rams 17-16 in overtime to win their first ever championship.
Then it was the turn of the American Football Conference (AFC) to host their championship game with the championship team of the conference set to play against the winner of the NFC Championship game. The top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Andrew Luck, will be looking to lead the Indianapolis Colts to their first Super Bowl win ever with a trip to the big game on the line.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) followed suit when they held their own championship game on Sunday night as well. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 106-101 in overtime to win their first ever championship.
Now the excitement is growing as we get closer to the big day of the year. What will be the betting line for the game? Will the underdogs prevail as usual in this highly-anticipated, national game? Will the game end in a shootout like last year’s Alabama-LSU game?
What Is the Line Movement In The Past?
The betting line is in constant motion all year long and it’s often the case that an underdog can upset the favorite in the later stages of the season. The betting lines can change as often as twice as often as the wind changes direction. This year will no exception with the LSU Tigers as 4-to-1 long shots to win the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
However, due to the unprecedented odds against them, the LSU Tigers are extremely confident that they will do well in the game and are prepared to fight for every inch. Just to give you an example of how confident they are, LSU released a statement before the season began saying that, “We’re not intimidated by anyone.”
The betting lines can change as often as twice as often as the wind changes direction. This year will no exception with the LSU Tigers as 4-to-1 long shots to win the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
What Will The Odds Be Like?
According to experts, the odds for the National Championship Game between LSU and Alabama are as follows:
- Underdog: Alabama -160/Favorite -120
- Moneyline: Alabama -120/Louisiana State -100
- Pointspread: Alabama -6.0/LSU +5.5
- Over/Under: 42.0
- Total Points: 47
- Current Line Movement: LSU -4.0
- (+)Bet On Alabama To Win (-)Bet Against Alabama To Win
- (+)Bet On LSU To Win (-)Bet Against LSU To Win
These odds are extremely favorable to the Crimson Tide as they look to capture their 5th national championship since 2009.
What Are The Key Facts About The Game?
There are quite a few key facts about the game that you need to know. First off, it’s being played on a neutral field with no travel restrictions. This is huge as it will allow the representatives of the two competing schools to bring their A-plus game and show the country what makes them so good. Second, this year’s game will mark the 100th anniversary of the series. Finally, it will be the first matchup pitting two teams from the Southeastern United States against each other in the playoffs.
Even though the game will be played at a neutral site, the crowd will be heavily favored to be on the side of the road they’ve just left. Due to NCAA regulations, the schools are not able to sell tickets for fans out of state. As a result, people who want to come to the game will have to buy them abroad or from resellers.
The last time we saw a game with these types of odds it was the 2017 NFL season when the Rams beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. That game had the lowest betting line in history with the Patriots as 7.5-to-1 underdogs. If the Rams wanted to cover that spread they would have needed to win by a whopping 24 points! (They lost by 3 points). So it’s quite clear that the public is getting more and more excited for this year’s championship game between LSU and Alabama.