Watson/Hurts Championship Props
Which impact player will step up tonight in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game? Here’s some notable player prop odds for Clemson and Alabama.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Alabama is the favorite for this game, as Alabama is currently getting odds of -6.5 points against Clemson. The over/under total is listed at 51 points. The College Football Playoff National Championship Game takes place at 8PM ET from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
For Clemson the focus will be heavily on Deshaun Watson, the dual-threat QB for the Tigers. Oddsmakers are listing at his over/under for passing yards at 277.5 along with 1.5 passing touchdowns. Watson had another stellar year, throwing for 4,173 yards with 38 touchdowns in 2016. Watson is coming off a 259-yard performance with 1TD against Ohio State in a 31-0 win. He has thrown for at least 278 yards in eight of the team’s 14 games and he has multiple TD passes in 11 games. However, he faces an Alabama defense that allowed just 184.5 passing yards per game this season, which ranked 15th in the country. In the 24-7 win over Washington in the semifinals, Bama gave up just 150 passing yards to a high-powered Huskies’ offense.
For Alabama, this game likely comes down to freshman QB Jalen Hurts, who has played very well all season but now has the pressure of winning a national title on his shoulders. His over/under for passing yards tonight is listed at 188.5 while his rushing yards total is set at 57.5. Hurts threw for 2,649 yards and 22 touchdowns this season while also rushing for 891 yards and 12 scores. Hurts had at least 189 yards in five games this year while rushing for at least 58 yards in six games. His performance against Washington was somewhat lackluster, as he threw for only 57 yards and rushed for just 50. The Clemson defense ranked 15th nationally in total yards allowed, giving up 314 per game overall. The Tigers held Ohio State to just 215 total yards in the semifinal and limited J.T. Barrett to just 127 passing yards and -2 rushing yards.