After winning it all last year, the perennially-powerful and top-ranked reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide will be looking to repeat as champs when they take on the second-ranked Clemson Tigers in the 2019 national championship game on Monday, January 7. With these two teams set to meet for the fourth consecutive College Football Playoffs, let’s find out the reasons why you should bet on the Tide to take down the Tigers to win their second straight national championship.
Why Bet for Alabama Crimson Tide to Win the 2019 National Championship?
- When: Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
- 2019 College Football National Championship Odds: Alabama -6 / Total: 59.5
Prior to this season, Alabama’s offense basically featured a ton of rushing from some bone-crushing ball-carriers, but that’s not the case these days, thanks mostly to the jaw-dropping play of sophomore signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa. After leading the Tide to last season’s title, Tagovailoa has been nothing short of amazing in completing a blistering 69.5 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,671 yards with an astounding 41 TD passes and just four interceptions.
Alabama ranks fourth in total offense, sixth in passing and a stellar second in scoring (47.7 ppg). While Alabama didn’t have a 1,000-yard rusher this season, they do have a stable of talented backs that feature two rushers that could be playing at the next level at some points in their respective careers in Damien Harris (819 yards) and Najee Harris (724 yards).
Another great reason to back Alabama is the fact that they have an elite defense once again, even if Tua and the offense grabbed the lion’s share of national media attention this season. The Crimson Tide rank 13t in total defense and a stellar fifth in points allowed (16.2 ppg). The Tide have a bunch of elite high school five-star recruits and a top 10 pick in defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.
One of the best reasons to back Alabama is the fact that they have the best head coach in all of college football in the incomparable Nick Saban. Since taking over at Alabama in 2007, Saban has gone 141-20 while leading the Tide to a mind-boggling five national championships, including two of the last three. Saban has no equal in the college football coaching profession and makes in-game adjustments better than any coach on the planet.
History and Trends
Last but not least, Alabama has beaten Clemson in two of their previous three CFP matchups including their 45-40 win over Clemson in 2015. The Crimson Tide are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against teams from the ACC and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after racking up more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Crimson Tide are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Crimson Tide are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in January.