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College Football Playoffs Opening Betting Odds

The College Football Playoffs are set and now we wait with bated breath for the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Washington Huskies will meet in a battle that will feature the best defense and offense facing off against each other. On the other side of the bracket, we see the Clemson Tigers who look to win it all after losing in last year’s finals when they challenge the powerhouse Ohio State Buckeyes.

Alabama opened as a big 13.5-point favorite for the Peach Bowl, while Ohio State opened at -2.5 for the Fiesta Bowl.

The Crimson Tide have closed as favorites in every game they have played this season while going 9-4 ATS. Only three times this season has Alabama closed at anything under -14, with the team going 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in those spots with an average scoring margin of plus-20.3 points. This will be the first time since November 2015 that Washington enters a game as an underdog, as the Huskies have been faves in their past 16 outings.

If Ohio State closes at -2.5, it will be the second-lowest spread the Buckeyes have seen all season with the only closing line smaller being their third game against Oklahoma, in which they entered the game as 1.5-point faves. Clemson is the only team in the playoffs to enter a game as an underdog this season, as the Tigers closed at +1 against Louisville. Clemson went on to win that game 42-36.

Peach Bowl: Alabama vs Washington Betting Odds

Odds as of December 5 at BetOnline

  • Alabama Crimson Tide -16.5
  • Washington Huskies +16.5
Fiesta Bowl: Clemson vs Ohio State Betting Odds

Odds as of December 5 at BetOnline

  • Clemson Tigers +3
  • Ohio State Buckeyes -3

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