LSU and Clemson are set as this season’s title game, and so are the odds. At least initially.
Taking on the form of an unstoppable steamroller, LSU embarrassed Oklahoma in the first half of Saturday’s College Football Playoff doubleheader. In the second half, Clemson combined some questionable officiating with just enough championship DNA to beat Ohio State.
Clemson, the defending national champions, has now won 29 straight, with its last loss coming in the 2017 title game. Undefeated LSU, making its first CFP appearance, will be looking for its first title since 2007.
Jan. 13 of next year, in LSU’s backyard, the ACC Tigers and SEC Tigers will square off for the 2019 national championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. While it could (and will continue to) fluctuate, LSU opened as a 3½-point favorite. With the line subsequently moving to 6½. And then to 4½. And then 5½ as of this posting.
.@PointsBetUSA now up to LSU -5.5 (-110)
— Covers (@Covers) December 29, 2019
The over/under, incidentally, is at around 70 and I would jump all over that if I were a betting man, which I bet I’m not.
Clemson and LSU last played in 2012, a 25-24 win for the ACC Tigers. Neither Joe Burrow nor Joe Brady was involved in that game.