CFB Playoff Semifinal Odds
The field for the College Football Playoffs is set and the two matchups are as well. Here is a look at the odds for the pair of semifinal games.
The first semifinal is the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. No. 1 Alabama will take on No. 4 Washington. Oddsmakers at BetDSI have the Tide as the clear favorite, as Alabama is getting odds of-15 points against the Huskies. An over/under total has yet to be set. Alabama is the SEC champion and went 13-0 on the year with a 9-4 mark against the spread. Washington is the Pac-12 champ at 12-1 overall and 7-6 against the spread. These two teams haven’t met since 1986 when Alabama picked up a 28-6 win.
The second semifinal game is the Playstation Fiesta Bowl from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The game takes place on Dec. 31 at 7PM ET and features No. 2 Clemson against No. 3 Ohio State. Oddsmakers have listed Ohio State as the slight favorite, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -3 points against the Tigers. The over/under total has yet to be set. Clemson is 12-1 this season and 6-7 against the spread after winning the ACC Championship. Ohio State went 11-1 overall and 6-6 against the spread and is the only team in the playoffs that didn’t win its conference title. These two teams met in bowl action on Jan. 3 of 2014 with Clemson getting a 40-35 win as a 2.5-point underdog.