Alabama vs. Ohio State Odds: Spread, Line and Total for CFP Championship Game
Chalk prevailed in the first College Football Playoff semifinal matchup as Alabama rolled to the title game, but Ohio State brought the chaos to the championship picture with a shocking upset win. That sets up an unexpected yet intriguing title game between the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes in Miami on January 11. Can Justin Fields and Trey Sermon lead another upset stunner, or will Alabama’s potent offense headlined by DeVonta Smith, Najee Harris and Mac Jones simply be too much? Let’s take a look at what oddsmakers expect and check out the Alabama vs. Ohio State College Football Playoff National Championship Game odds.
As of January 11, the Alabama vs. Ohio State odds show the Crimson Tide are favored by more than a touchdown. The line is Alabama -9 and the game total is set at 75 points. Alabama is a -315 moneyline favorite, while Ohio State is +240 on the moneyline.
Bettors in states such as Tennessee who backed Alabama to cover as a 20-point favorite against Notre Dame were burned by a late Fighting Irish touchdown and backdoor cover. After quickly racing out to 14-0 lead, Alabama controlled the game but could never fully distance itself to cover the large number. In terms of the total, both teams failed to put up big points on the way to falling short.
Meanwhile, those took the points and the over in Ohio State’s upset victory over Clemson were rewarded with relatively low-stress wins as the Buckeyes dominated play on the way to breezing past the total.
Here’s a look at the Alabama-Ohio State odds, betting line, moneyline and total as of April 1, 2023 1:18 PM (ET).
Alabama vs. Ohio State Odds
Here is the current Alabama vs. Ohio State odds, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Ohio State||+9||+240||OVER 75|
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Immediately following the semifinal round, oddsmakers installed Alabama as a touchdown favorite over Ohio State.
Despite the Buckeyes’ impressive performance, the odds are understandable. The top-ranked Crimson Tide enter this matchup at a perfect 12-0 and the Heisman connection between quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith is downright scary right now. Aside from its 52-46 victory over Florida in the SEC Championship Game, no team has stayed within 17 points of Alabama this season.
Alabama will be favored at kickoff for the 13th time in 13 games, while this matchup will mark the first time Ohio State has been an underdog this season.
In terms of overall against the spread performance, Alabama is 8-4 ATS. Ohio State is 4-3 ATS.
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As of Monday morning, the Crimson Tide are -315 on the moneyline. The Buckeyes are priced at +240.
Alabama vs. Ohio State Over/Under Odds
The over-under is set at 76 points at sportsbooks such as BetMGM.
Despite such a high-powered offense, the Crimson Tide have only played over the total 7 times in 12 games this season. Over plays in games featuring Ohio State are 4-2-1.
Notably, the total of this game sat as high as 76.5 points during the lead up before dropping to 76 late last week. Over the weekend, the total dipped further to 75 points.
Where Is the Money Going?
The latest betting splits show both the money and pure number of spread bets favor Alabama. As of early Monday morning, Alabama is receiving 54% of spread bets and 68% of the handle. In terms of the total, 53% of bets and 72% of the money is on the under.
Alabama vs. Ohio State Props
Here is a list of some of the best Alabama vs. Ohio State props at betting apps like DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Najee Harris to score first (+300)
- DeVonta Smith to score first (+350)
- Trey Sermon to score first (+550)
- Justin Fields passing yards (o/u 309.5)
- Mac Jones passing yards (o/u 380.5)
- Justin Fields passing touchdowns (o/u 2.5)
- Mac Jones passing touchdowns (o/u 3.5)
- Trey Sermon rushing yards (o/u 102.5)
- Najee Harris rushing yards (o/u 110.5)
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