A NCCAF BCS National Championship Game Day Preview between the Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Alabama Crimson Tide.
When: 8:00 PM EST, January 11, 2021
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Point Spread: Alabama -8.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 75.5
Ohio State Vs Alabama NCAAF BCS National Championship Game Day Preview
After by far the craziest college football season ever, we still end up with one heck of a College Football Playoff Championship game, as the Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Crimson Tide will be 8.5-point favorites after thrashing Notre Dame 31-14 in the semifinals, while the Buckeyes shocked Clemson 49-28. Can OSU pull off another upset, or will Bama win its fifth national title under Nick Saban?
No bulletin-board material created by Alabama to fuel Ohio State, which was rankled before its semifinal game when Clemson coach Dabo Swinney ranked the Buckeyes 11th in the coaches’ poll.
“Well, the goal was never just to beat Clemson,” he said Monday. “The goal was to win the national championship. While it was an emotional win, that wasn’t the goal. The goal was to win this one. And so, I’d be disappointed if we didn’t play well in this game.” – Ohio State Coach Ryan Day
The question for the Buckeyes is the health of Justin Fields, who sustained a mid-body injury in the second quarter vs. Clemson but still had career highs in passing yards (385) and touchdowns (six).
“Yeah, I definitely expect him to play, but we don’t get into specifics on injuries,” – Ryan Day
Alabama boasts Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith at wide receiver and finalist Mac Jones at quarterback. Smith has 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Jones’ 4,036 passing yards is an Alabama season record and he has also thrown 36 touchdowns against four interceptions.
Smith said Monday he had bigger concerns than the Heisman hype.
“I’m just trying to come in with the team this week and just look forward to getting on to the game plan for Ohio State.”
Ohio State Vs Alabama Facts
- Buckeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Crimson Tide are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 4-0 in Crimson Tide last 4 Bowl Championship games.
Ohio State Vs Alabama Alternative Fantasy Football (NCAAF)-Statement Games Picks
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Ohio State 28 Alabama 40
10 PT Pick: Total PTS UNDER 76.5
9 PT Pick: Justin Fields UNDER 2.5 TD Passes
8 PT Pick: Devonta Smith OVER 90.5 Receiving YDS