College Football National Title PicksJosh Bailey
There are really only 3 teams to bet to win the NCAA Football National Championship if you ask me. The Tide will roll Washington into Canada when they’re done, so the only REAL teams to look at are Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State. SORRY Penn State!
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Sure, top-seed Alabama is the defending national champion and boasts an undefeated record entering its Peach Bowl semifinal against Washington. But No. 2 Clemson may be just as good or even better than it was last season when the Crimson Tide needed a clutch onside kick to help put away the Tigers in the title game. And No. 3 Ohio State boasts some of the most impressive wins of the season with its young, revamped roster coming into form down the stretch. And don’t write off No. 4 Washington, undaunted by the challenge of facing Alabama on New Year’s Eve after blowing out nearly everyone in the Pac-12 with its balanced attack and ferocious defense.
The Favorite To Win The NCAA Football Title: Alabama Crimson Tide -270
The year the Alabama Crimson Tide has had could go down as one of the best ever in College Football National Title teams IF they close it out by winning this College Football Playoff, especially if it is as dominant as they were in the regular season.
It would be tough to find a more dominant defensive team in recent memory as they have only had 2 teams score more than 16 points this season. The Washington Huskies should be a yawner for this team, but I am excited to bet the College Football National Title game whether it is Clemson or Ohio State. Either team will put up a fight I THINK!
The Smart Pick To Win The NCAA Football Title: Clemson Tigers +720
When I talk about the Clemson Tigers chances to win the 2016-17 NCAA Football Championship, I just need to mention one man to validate it instantly, Deshaun Watson! This Heisman Trophy candidate didn’t win that, but his heart and legs and arms gives the Tigers a great chance making them a SMART College Football Bet.
The Clemson defense is ranked 9th overall and offense is ranked 13th in the FBS statistics, so this is a stud ass team all around closing this year. Watson had a November for the record books throwing for 1,784 yards and 20 touchdowns on the way to Clemson being the consecutive ACC Champion and No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoffs.
And if you remember last year’s National Championship, Alabama could not contain this mad man from running everywhere. EXPECT Watson to run more than he did in the regular season thru Ohio State and then Alabama!
The Darkhorse Pick To Win The NCAA Football Title: Ohio State Buckeyes +435
The reason the Ohio State Buckeyes are the longshot bet is that I don’t think they are as smart as Clemson personally even if they are lower College Football National Title odds than the Tigers. By the way, I could have put the Washington Huskies in this spot, but they don’t have a chance in hell.
J.T. Barrett is the obvious man with the plan for the Buckeyes and will be the key to them winning against Clemson and almost surely Alabama. Barrett had over 2,400 yards passing and 24 passing TDs along with another 847 yards rushing and 9 more touchdowns on the ground.
There is another motivation to win the College Football National Title that many forgot about or didn’t know that involved 2 years ago as a redshirt freshman. He led Ohio State to the postseason but broke his ankle versus Michigan in the final regular-season game keeping him out of those games. The Buckeyes went on to win the College Football Playoff but he didn’t lead them to that Title. He WANTS to be the man to win this longshot College Football National Title.