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Alabama-Oklahoma Betting Odds: Tracking Line Moves in 2018 College Football Playoff

Dec 30, 2018 7:29 PM EST
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Alabama-Oklahoma Betting Odds, Line

  • Odds: Alabama -14.5
  • Over/Under: 80.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Miami, Fla.

>> All odds from Pinnacle as of 6:44 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and win probabilities on your bets.


The 2018 College Football Playoff semifinals are finally here, and with it one of the most interesting matchups in the tournament’s five-year history.

Oklahoma brings a historically good offense to Miami, but so does Alabama. The biggest mismatch comes on defense, where the Sooners have been routinely torched.

There hasn’t been much movement on this betting line leading up to the game, as the odds have floated around Alabama -14 since opening there in early December.

Using our betting data at Sports Insights, we’ll be tracking the line moves all day and relying on Pinnacle as our main source.

Alabama-Oklahoma Betting Odds in 2018 College Football Playoff

All odds from Pinnacle unless otherwise noted.

7:30 p.m. ET: The line continues to move in Alabama’s favor, as the Tide are -15 at Bookmaker and some other books, but still -14.5 at Pinnacle.

6:44 p.m. ET: Apparently, 15.5 points was too many, as Bookmaker has rejoined the rest of the market at -14.5.

6:36 p.m. ET: Bookmaker, which has been prone to extending this margin throughout the day today, has once again taken charge in increasing Alabama’s spread, this time to -15.5.

6:05 p.m. ET: Betting action on this game is almost dead even, with 51% of bets and 58% of money on Alabama.

4:49 p.m. ET: Following Bookmaker’s footsteps, most sportsbooks are now posting Alabama as a 14.5-point favorite.

4 p.m. ET: Bookmaker is among the first books to move off -14, making Alabama -14.5 as the first College Football Playoff game gets going.

3:43 p.m. ET: The movement on the total has now changed direction, dropping back to 80.

2:40 p.m. ET: With bettors focused on Clemson-Notre Dame, there still hasn’t been much movement on Alabama-Oklahoma. The Tide are still -14 with the total sitting at 81 at Pinnacle.

1:30 p.m. ET: The spread hasn’t budged off Alabama -14, while the total seems to have settled at 81. It hasn’t moved in the last two hours.

11:34 a.m. ET: The total now sits at 81 — the highest mark it’s seen in two and a half weeks.

11:22 a.m. ET: The pattern of the rising total continues, as this number is now back up to 80.

11:08 a.m. ET: After about an hour, this spread has moved back up to -14 across most of the market.

10:09 a.m. ET: Pinnacle’s total has now risen to 79.

9:55 a.m. ET: For the first time since this line opened at the beginning of the month, Alabama is inside two touchdowns, having moved back to -13.5.

9:15 a.m. ET: If you like the over, now may not be a bad time to get in. It continues to rise throughout the morning, up to 79 at Bovada from 77.5. It’s still at 78.5 at Pinnacle.

The point spread remains stagnant, still sitting at Alabama -14.


We’ll track odds all day and begin updating this section around 8 a.m. ET.

Alabama is receiving around 54% of the bets and 68% of the money as of Saturday morning, yet the line hasn’t moved much.

The over/under has seen more movement, getting all the way up to 81 after opening at 79 before dropping to 77 over the last few weeks, then back up to 78.

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