Last Updated on January 2, 2021

Following the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl blowouts, the stage is set for the National Championship between Alabama and Ohio State. The Crimson Tide cruised to a victory over Notre Dame while the Buckeyes dominated Trevor Lawrence and Clemson.

Despite Ohio State’s perfect record, Alabama is opening as the seven-point favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. However, there is some significant variance between sportsbooks, giving options to bettors. As this bizarre college football season winds down, let’s take a look at the opening line for Alabama vs. Ohio State:

 

Alabama vs. Ohio State Betting Lines

DraftKings Sportsbook
Ohio State +7
Alabama -7

FanDuel Sportsbook
Ohio State +8.5
Alabama -8.5

PointsBet Sportsbook
Ohio State +8.5
Alabama -8.5

BetMGM Sportsbook
Ohio State +7
Alabama -7

William Hill Sportsbook
Ohio State +8
Alabama -8

 

Bama is the favorite going into this game, and for good reason. They have rolled pretty much every opponent they have faced this season. They have won every game except one — Florida — by double digits this year. Even Notre Dame looked like they had no shot against the Crimson Tide.

Quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith are two of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy this year. They are the driving force behind Alabama’s offensive dominance this year. Bama is averaging just under 50 points per game and has scored at least 31 points in every game this year.

Ohio State doesn’t have a loss on their resumé, but they haven’t dominated quite like Bama. They looked beatable during their shortened Big Ten schedule. With that said, they made a statement against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl. Quarterback Justin Fields threw for six touchdowns en route to a 49-28 victory.

This will be the first time Bama and Ohio State meet in the National Championship since the inception of the College Football Playoff. They met in the semifinals way back in 2015 and the Buckeyes edged out the Crimson Tide 42-35.

 

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