National Championship Game Bets To Make

by WagerHome Blog on January 7, 2021

The 2020 national title will be decided on Monday night when the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game in Miami.

The current word is that Ohio State is struggling with a number of positive COVID-19 tests. But the game is still on for Monday and is likely to remain that way.

The Buckeyes will be without some members of their team when they play Alabama, as they were against Clemson in the CFP semifinal. As long as that number doesn’t rise significantly, the show will go on.

The Line: Alabama (-7.5)

The top-ranked Crimson Tide head into the game as just over a touchdown favorite, which is good for Alabama fans. When favored by seven points or less, Alabama has lost against the spread in five of its last eight games. So as long as the spread stays 7.5 or above, that history remains moot.

What is relevant is that even though Alabama was an impressive 8-4 against the spread in 2020, it has failed to cover in each of this season’s postseason games – the SEC Championship Game (six-point win over Florida) and the CFP semifinal (17-point win over Notre Dame.)

Ohio State was only the underdog once this year – its semifinal game against Clemson – and the Buckeyes beat that spread by an impressive 28 points.

Take the Buckeyes and the points.

Over/Under: 74.5

The game total opened at 76.5 and has come down two full points. That could be the result of the COVID-19 news coming out of Columbus. But we know that both of these teams can and will score regardless of which pieces are missing on Monday.

Justin Fields just went for six touchdowns against Clemson, and Alabama’s pass defense ranks only 82nd in the country. Ohio State has scored 52, 49, 42, 52, and 49 points in games this season. The Buckeyes can score.

So who does Alabama have? Just the most recent Heisman Trophy winner, wide receiver DeVonta Smith, and his quarterback, Mac Jones, who finished third in Heisman voting.

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There’s also running back Najee Harris, who finished fifth in the Heisman voting. How is that for a three-headed offensive monster?

Only twice this year did Alabama fail to break 40 points – at Missouri and against Notre Dame. But six times, the Crimson Tide broke 50 points, including 63 points each against Mississippi and Kentucky.

If you want to place a totals bet, take the over.

Moneyline: Alabama (-275) vs. Ohio State (+220)

While most experts agree that Alabama has been the best team all year and is the best team that will take the field in Miami, are the Tide worth -275?

Ohio State is playing too well to put money on Alabama with such a little payoff. The smart choice is to skip the moneyline bet altogether or make a modest wager on Ohio State.

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Five Risky College Football Teams To Bet On To Win The National Championship

by WagerHome Blog on October 29, 2019

With only a few more games on the college football schedule, the race for the College Football Playoff is heating up. What is also heating up is futures betting for the college game in which team will win the national championship.

One of the good things about being a bookie with a solid Pay Per Head site, like the ones available at WagerHome.com, is that you can offer players futures bets all year long, and they can have betting action for the entire season until the national champion is crowned. The more bets you can offer your players, the better, as the more they wager, the more you will make.

There are not only many different college football bets to make but quite a few futures options as well. There are futures bets to who will win the national championship as well as conference winners, and which player will win the Heisman Trophy.

You need to let your players know all of their betting options, as there are many for college football, and this is especially the case for futures bets, which can be made all season long.

There are still a lot of teams with pretty good futures odds to win it all this season, so let’s take a look at five of the riskier bets with their odds.

LSU (6/1)

The Tigers are the top-ranked team in the nation, have the nation’s fourth-ranked offense, and second-ranked passing offense. While they may not seem like a risky bet, they are. Their big game is their next one, facing No. 2 Alabama on the road, and if they lose that game, they are likely out of the SEC title game, which means they will probably miss out on a CFP spot.

Alabama (5/2)

The Crimson Tide may also be a risky bet, as they not only face LSU in their next game but a tough Auburn team on the road in their regular-season finale. Auburn’s only losses this season have come against LSU and Florida, who are both ranked in the top 10.

Clemson (3/1)

Yeah, kind of strange picking Clemson and Alabama as risky bets. However, Clemson has not played a tough schedule, and while it should get a CFP bid, will they be ready? They narrowly beat a 4-4 North Carolina team by one point, and early in the season beat a ranked Texas A&M team, who are now out of the Top 25 and currently 5-3.

Penn State (16/1)

The main reason the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions are a risky bet is they still have to face third-ranked Ohio State, and that game is on the road.

Oregon (30/1)

The odds for seventh-ranked Oregon show the oddsmakers think they are a risky bet. The Ducks’ only loss was in their season opener, facing a solid Auburn team, and that game was their only one this season against a Top 25 team.

The futures odds will change from week to week, depending on how the teams are doing. You should let your players know this so they can jump in on some betting action.

Futures bets are something you have to offer your players, as well as all of the other options for college football. A PPH site with a lot of college football betting options is a good thing to have, as the sport is so popular, and there are so many betting options.

Again, the more betting options for your players, the more bets they can make, and the more money will be in your pocket.

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