Alabama and Clemson will meet again for the National Championship. This time at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019.
Both the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers both had dominant performances in the College Football Playoff semi-finals. #1 Alabama knocked out #4 Oklahoma with a 45-34 win while #2 Clemson destroyed #3 Notre Dame 30-3.
Both teams enter the game undefeated. They’ve been atop our data driven college football power rankings all season so this match-up has seemed inevitable for weeks now. This is the first undefeated national championship match-up of the College Football Playoff era.
Clemson enters the game as ACC Champions while Alabama is SEC Champions. They meet again in the College Football Playoff as this will be the fourth meeting. Last year it was in the semi-finals with Alabama winning 24-6.
They have two common opponents this season. Alabama beat Louisville by 37 on a neutral field and Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa by 22.
Clemson edged Texas A&M on the road by 2 while they destroyed Louisville at home by 61.
ATS and TOTAL Records
Alabama is 8-6 (57%) ATS and 8-5-1 (61.5%) Over the Total this season.
Clemson is 8-6 (57%) ATS and 6-8 (57%) Under the Total this year.
Alabama opened as a 6 point favorite with a total of 59 for the national championship game. Watch the game on January 7, 2019 at 8 PM ET on ESPN.
The seniors on Alabama play in their fourth national championship game, their third against Clemson. These programs are the top two in college football. They should again put on a great show like their two previous championship games.
College Football National Championship Prediction
The SportsFormulator point spread for Alabama vs. Clemson is Alabama by 5 with a total of 67 points based upon our data driven prediction. Alabama has a 55% win percentage for the national championship game.
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