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Alabama vs. Clemson: Point Spread Already Moving in 2017 National Title Game

Alabama opened as a 7-point favorite over Clemson in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship but the line is already moving.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Crimson Tide are now a 6.5-point favorite versus the Tigers for next Monday's national title game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Alabama had opened as a 7-point favorite but the line was already bet down a half point with 63% of public bettors backing Clemson early.

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As for the over/under, the number hit the board at 54 but it too has already been bet down, dropping all the way to 51.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books. These two teams combined for 85 points in last year's national championship game, but Alabama's defense ranks No. 1 in the country in total yards allowed, No. 1 in rushing yards allowed, and is No. 1 in points allowed while surrendering 11.4 PPG so oddsmakers can't make the total too high.

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Clemson is a perfect 6-0 against the spread in its last six bowl appearances and has covered in eight of its last nine neutral site games as well. The Tigers are also 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven non-conference games, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game, but are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games when playing an opponent that owns a winning record.

As for Alabama, the Tide are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five non-conference games, and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games when playing ACC opponents specifically. They've also covered in six of their last seven games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.

 

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