The No. 3 seeded Ohio State Buckeyes are favored over the No. 2 College Football Playoff pick Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl National Championship. The game kicks-off on New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:00 ET from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona 63,400 capacity. It should finish right about the time the ball drops at Midnight in Times Square for a New Year.
Alabama opened as a 11-point favorite over Washington in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (3 p.m. ET, Dec. 31, ESPN). With early bets coming in heavy on Bama, the line has shot up to 16-points.
Ohio State Buckeys vs Clemson Tigers Fiesta Bowl Odds & Expert Pick
The college football playoff Peach Bowl Ohio State Vs Clemson odds favor the Buckeyes by 3.5-points. Clemson has one loss this year at 12-1. The Tigers 7-6-0 against the spread. Ohio State is 11-1 in the regular season while splitting 6-6 for those betting them against the spread.
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What: No.3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) vs No.2 Clemson Tigers (12-1)
When: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Glendale, AZ
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: Ohio State -3.5
Moneyline: Buckeyes -170
Game Total: N/A
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Ohio State vs Clemson
Bet on Ohio State -3.5 Because…
They say that defense wins Championships, and there may not be a better defense than Ohio State in the entire NCAA besides Alabama’s. The Buckeyes defense is holding teams to 117.8 yards rushing which is ranked 14 in the FBS, and they limit passing yards to 164.5 a game which is Top 5 in the FBS. They have the number 4 overall defense in the land Stan!
The Buckeyes have experienced and CONQUERED opponents all year even when it appeared very dire. That is not a weakness, but it shows heart and perseverance and a WILL TO WIN! Those close calls just showed how deep they can dig and dig they did. The Michigan win just proved to this entire team they can beat anybody, and they believe it. YOU should believe it too.
Bet on Clemson +3.5 Because…
The Tigers are actually getting a field goal plus this year after playing in the College Football Playoff Championship against Alabama last year and have superstar and Heisman Trophy candidate Deshaun Watson another year smarter. Ohio State will have J.T. Barrett doing his QB duties also, but if you are giving a team 3 points that is a top 13 offense and top 9 defense in the entire FBS, how can that not be a great sports bet?
Clemson has tradition and a history of covering bets against the spread when they’re an underdog going 1-0 this year, 5-1 last 3 years and 58-35 since 1992 when they get points ATS. You must also look at the vulnerability that Ohio State showed halfway thru the season almost losing 3 other games besides the Penn State loss. Clemson doesn’t have this weakness and will be a really tough nut to crack Jack!
Fiesta Bowl Ohio State Vs Clemson Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Ohio State may have beaten Michigan to finish the season in impressive fashion, but they have been borderline OUT of the College Football Playoff betting possibilities. That is because they were SO close to NOT making it. I give credit where credit is due, and it basically comes down to a simple concept.
These 2 teams are closely matched, and it is tough to make 100% certain that one team will beat the other. BUT, if you add the fact that Clemson is getting an extra 3 to 3.5 points based on the College Football point spread, that makes this a no-brainer to start draining your online sportsbook’s cash supply. FIRE BIG! FIRE OFTEN!