The College Football Playoff betting hits a high with the Peach Bowl that features the heavily favored and undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide facing the Washington Huskies to determine who plays in the National Championship. This New Year’s Eve game kicks-off on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 3:00 ET from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia and will probably pack more than the 74,228 capacity.
The Peach Bowl Washington Vs Bama betting spread favors the Crimson Tide by 16-points. Alabama has been favored in 95 of its past 96 games. Washington has one loss this year at 12-1 and finished with a mediocre 7-6-0 regular season against the spread record. Alabama is a perfect 13-0 on the season, and the Crimson Tide are a healthy 9-4-0 ATS so far in 2016.
Ohio State opened as a 3-point favorite over Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (7 p.m. ET, Dec. 31, ESPN). That line shifted to 3.5 after modest early betting split on both sides.
Washington Huskies vs Alabama Crimson Tide Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Spread & ATS Pick
The Peach Bowl betting spread opened by favoring Alabama by 11.5-points and quickly shot up to -14.5 before settling around -16.0 for now. 90% of the early money came in on the Crimson Tide.
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl – CFP Semifinal
What: No.4 Washington Huskies (12-1) vs No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)
When: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM ET
Where: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Georgia Dome
Spread: Alabama -16
Moneyline: Bama -1000
Game Total: N/A
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Washington vs Alabama
Bet on Washington +16 Because…
The Huskies’ destruction of Colorado showed what they are able to do winning against a solid Buffalo team closing the last 3 games 44-18, 45-17 and 41-10 versus Colorado. This shows the strength of the Huskies’ No. 10 ranked defense overall in the FBS may be able to control Alabama’s offensive line which is the only real weakness the Crimson Tide has.
By exploiting this weakness and controlling the rushing game, which they happen to be 17th best at in the standings, they will keep the Tide from rolling through too many 1st downs. The pass offense by Alabama is not very impressive and by shutting down the run this Washington defense will limit the offense. By making this a defensive low scoring game, they will give themselves a shot in the 4th quarter and that is all you can ask against this super team.
Bet on Alabama -16 Because…
The Crimson Tide defense is just too good for anybody in College Football and that definitely goes for bloated Washington offensive statistics due to the 2nd easiest non-conference schedule in the NCAA. The mediocre balance Washington has with 210.0 yards rushing and 267.2 yards passing per game will reach about half of that against this massive Alabama team that might just be the best ever under Nick Saban.
Alabama will not have any problems shutting down the Washington offense which won’t look balanced at all in this game. The Tide will literally make it not possible to run the ball forcing them into throwing the ball and more mistakes. In the SEC Championship game last week, ‘Bama held Florida to 0 yards on 30 attempts, and that is NOT a misprint. Take that NCAA Football Betting nugget to the bank Hank!
Peach Bowl Washington Vs Alabama ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
We have already seen this in a preview last week against Florida when Alabama shut the run down and poured on the points. This will be very similar, and the only thing the Crimson Tide is going to have to worry about is the Clemson Tigers in the Championship.
One last bit of zip to put into this obvious code for College Football betting GOLD is to remember Alabama just played at this same Georgia Dome sports spanking the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship 54-16. And Florida has the No. 6 defense in the FBS standing. WEAKNESS does NOT exist for this epic Alabama Crimson Tide team.