2021 College Football Championship: Ohio State versus Alabama Preview, Picks, Predictions, How To Watch

MIAMI, FL – A battle between unbeaten teams meet tonight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to determine who is the best team
in College Football in this year’s NCAA College Football National Championship.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0) will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0)

Related: What channel is the 2021 NCAA College Football National Championship game on?  ESPN, check your local provider for the channel number.

“All season long the Crimson Tide of Alabama have dominated their opposition and compiled a 12-0 record. In their semi-finals Win over Notre Dame 31-14 despite a convincing Win it was the Tides lowest points scored all season as they are averaging close to 50 points per game,” said Joe Wiz, one of the nation’s top sports betting analysts. “Some will say this is Head Coach Nick Saban’s most potent offense at Tuscaloosa and why not?”

Led by quarterback Mac Jones who passed for 4,036 yards, 35 touchdown passes and just 4 picks this offense is explosive. Before the Notre Dame game, Bama scored 52, 52, and 55 points in their last three games. Having a powerful arsenal of RB Najee Harris who rushed for 1,387 yards and 27 TDs and Heisman Winner WR Devonta Smith who has105 receptions and 21 TDs has made it difficult for any team to defend this explosive offense.

“Ohio State comes in a Big upset Win over Clemson 49-28 to advance to this National spotlight, quarterback Justin Feilds had a career day vs one of the best defensive units in the country and he torched the Tigers for 6 touchdowns and RB Sermon rushed for 193 yards and 524 yards the last two games,” Joe Wiz said before gametime. “Head coach Ryan Day is 20-1 since taking over the heading coaching job in Columbus and the last time the Buckeyes lost by more than 7 points we have to go back to midway thru the 2018 season when they lost to Purdue.”

OSU has the talent to pull off the upset but will need a flawless effort from its QB Fields who is expected to be a top pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

What is the line for tonight’s NCAA College Football National Championship?

What are the odds for tonight’s national championship you ask?  Who should you bet on? The current line for tonight’s highly anticipated match-up has Alabama favored by 8.5 points and the Total is 75.

There is some speculation that OSU quarterback Fields is still nursing sore ribs and may not be 100%, we probably won’t know how much he will be hampered till he takes a hit from Bama defenders.

“No doubt this is the biggest obstacle of the season for Head coach Saban to get this Sixth National Championship as head coach at Alabama and seventh overall which would enable him to pass Bear Bryant for the most trophies,” Wiz added.

Overall this is his 9th appearance in the National Championship. Before you just on the Bama bandwagon there are some compelling cases for the Buckeyes who are 38-2 in their last 40 games, Since 2009 OSU is 14-0 ATS when taking 3 or more points and the dog in the College Football Playoff Championship games is 5-1 ATS.

“Despite the high total of 75, we expect the scoreboard operator to be busy as both teams have quick-strike offenses and have the ability to Score at any time,” Wiz added.  “Certainly, the status of Fields and his sore ribs could become a factor but it’s hard to speculate on injuries but we know both can score and Bamas Defense is suspect, so the safer bet might to sit back and enjoy the game while these teams march up and down the field and score.”

How to watch the 2021 NCAA College Football National Championship

The College Football Playoff era has its seventh edition in the 2020-21 season. No. 1 Alabama will play No. 3 Ohio State in the National Championship Game at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The game will be on ESPN.  It’s the second time the CFP title game will be played in Florida. Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium held the 2016 season (2017 game date) showdown, when Clemson beat Alabama 35-31.

When are the next NCAA College Football National Championships and where will they be played?

2022:     Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) – Jan. 10
2023:     Los Angeles (Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California) – Jan. 9
2024:     Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas) – Jan. 8

Who should I bet on in the 2021 NCAA College Football National Championship

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