Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tee Higgins
Thought there could only be one or two bad beats in a single game? Think again.
We’re only a quarter through the 2019 national title game between Clemson and Alabama and at least one prop has already given bettors quite the sweat and quite the beat.
We’ll compile every bad beat on the game, total and props throughout the night. If you’ve got any, let us know on Twitter.
Clemson-Alabama Bad Beats
Alabama First Quarter -0.5
The Tide looked doomed on this prop when Tua Tagovailoa threw a pick-six on his first drive, but they rebounded and had the ball inside Clemson’s 10 with two minutes left in the quarter, trailing 14-13.
But instead of kicking a short field goal on fourth-and-1, Nick Saban elected to go for it. Alabama got it.
Then, they ran two plays that kept the clock moving and were stopped short both times.
Bama let the final 30 seconds of the quarter run off the clock and kicked a field goal a two plays into the second quarter.
Alabama First Half Team Total 16.5
Alabama was about five yards away from going over this total in the first quarter, but got stopped short, and ended up kicking a field goal at the beginning of the second quarter. They didn’t score the rest of the half.
Oh, and Alabama missed an extra point on the previous touchdown.
Opening Total, 61
This total opened at 61 and got bet as low as 56 on Monday. Oh, what a beat it was for anyone with the opening over.
There were 47 points scored in the first half, and only 14 in the second half — all by Clemson. Alabama was stopped on fourth down inside the Tigers’ 10-yard line.
Clemson had a chance to push it over in its final drive, but with a 28-point lead, opted to go for it on fourth down from the Alabama 13-yard line. There were also two missed extra points in this game.
Tua Tagovailoa 23 completions, 299 yards
Different books had different numbers, but these were two common ones across the market.
Tua finished with 22 completions and 295 yards, and came out in the fourth quarter since the Tide trailed by four touchdowns.