Clemson looked mighty impressive last night in earning their chance for a national championship rematch. Vegas had the opening line out before the final seconds had ticked off the clock in their 31-0 thrashing of Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl:
Alabama opens as 7-point favorite vs. Clemson according to @LVSuperBook— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 1, 2017
This one is going to be difficult, folks. Hopefully the more athletic front seven is better equipped to contain Watson this year. I don’t see this version of Alabama’s offense putting up 40 on that defense.
As we say around here, hope for the best.