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2016 College Football Playoff National Championship – Line Changes

2016 College Football Playoff National Championship – Line Changes

And then there are two left. No. 1-seed Clemson Tigers and No. 2-seed Alabama Crimson Tide square off at the University of Phoenix Stadium this coming Tuesday to battle in the biggest and grandest college game of them all, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

We’ve already previewed this game, compiled the picks and predictions of experts, and now, let’s take a look at the line changes for Alabama vs. Clemson over the past week.

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College Football Playoff National Championship Line Changes

[sc:NCAA-CHMP250 ]Yeah, Clemson is the number one ranked team in the nation. It’s also the proud owner of the only undefeated record left in college football. Despite all that, Dabo Swinney’s team is not the favorite to win in Glendale this coming Monday. That label belongs to Saban’s Crimson Tide, who are expected by bookmakers to win this game.

In fact, Alabama opened as a seven-point/6.5 favorite against Clemson in most Las Vegas sportsbooks. Others even released those lines during the second half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, when Alabama was still busy knocking the lights out of Michigan State.

The road for Alabama being a seven-point chalk (as of this writing) actually started a couple of weeks ago.

Per Jason Logan of Covers.com, CG Technology in Las Vegas opened lines for possible matchups in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T as early as two weeks before the CFP semifinal with Alabama installed as -4.5 fave. The public didn’t buy the Crimson Tide then though, causing the line to move to -4.5.

Only then did the public jumped on Alabama, which again gained enough traction to push the line to -6 and -6.5. And once Alabama laid the hammer hard down on the Spartans, bookies were left with no choice but to move the spread to -7.

Over here at TopBet, the line is currently -7 for Alabama, while the total is set at 50.5.

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