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Fiesta Bowl Ohio State vs Clemson Betting Lines

The undefeated Big Ten champion and former top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are underdogs heading into the College Football Playoff. They will face the No. 3 ranked Clemson Tigers after LSU leapfrogged OSU in the final College Football Playoff rankings. The winner of this game will face the winner of the Peach Bowl for the National Title.

Fiesta Bowl Ohio State vs Clemson Betting Lines

The College Football Playoff Semifinal aka the Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Clemson opened as a pick. 10 minutes after oddsmakers set the line a flurry of early bets pushed the defending champions to 2-point favorites. The Tigers remain at -2 at the time of this writing.

Why Bet on Ohio State +2

No team has thoroughly dominated this season like Ohio State. The Buckeyes went 13-0 SU. They went 9-4 against the spread. Ohio State averaged 48.7 points per game. That ranked first in college football. They allowed 12.5 points per game on average. Ohio State has the best defensive player in college football in Chase Young. They also have one of the Top 5 quarterbacks in college football. Although Justin Fields gets overlooked, he has thrown for 2,953 yards. Fields has thrown 40 TD passes and 1 interception. Fields and Young will be the 2 best players on the football field.

Why bet on Clemson -2

Dabo Sweeney is a master coach. Sweeney gets his team to peak at the perfect time. Like every season, Clemson played it’s worst football early. Early in the season, the Tigers beat North Carolina 21-20 as a -26 favorite. But, since the scare versus the Tar Heels, Sweeney’s team has dominated. Clemson went 7-1 ATS in their final 8 games. They scored 40 points or more in 7-of-8. They scored 50 points or more in 4-of-8. Clemson’s defense held the final 8 opponents to 14 points or less in 7-of-8. The Tigers are ready to roll.

Fiesta Bowl Betting Analysis

Clemson is hot. No opponent has touched the Tigers since September 28. The Tigers play in a bad conference, though. Not counting Clemson, 5 ACC teams finished with records above .500. That’s 5-of-13. No team finished more than 4 games above .500.

Clemson’s opponent in the ACC Championship lost to Louisville and North Carolina. That’s how bad Virginia is. The best team Clemson played in 2019 was Texas A&M. Clemson has no idea how to beat a team as good as Ohio State.

The Buckeyes rallied in the Big Ten Championship. At halftime, Wisconsin held a 21-7 lead. The Buckeyes outscored Wisconsin 27-0 in the second half. Ohio State beat the Badgers 34-21.

Why the slow start? Only a week before, Ohio State throttled rival Michigan. The Buckeyes bounced. Then, in the second half they dominated. Ohio State is better than Clemson. They won’t just cover the spread. The Buckeyes win straight up.

Source: www.sportbet.com