College Football National Championship: Where the Bets Are Trending for Ohio State vs. Alabama
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There’s not much compelling coming from the sportsbooks’ standpoint on Monday night’s national championship game. The spread and the total have moved around a bit, but neither particularly tells a narrative other than betting is pretty even.
DraftKings has the bets split 52%-48% in Alabama’s favor. As for the money? 53%-47% leaning toward the Tide.
The total? Also nothing out of the ordinary with 59% of the bets on under (74.5), making up 57 percent of the money.
But if you look at betting on player props, it’s clear how the public thinks the scoring is going to go — on the ground.
Almost all of the quarterback props bet on are to the under.
On Alabama quarterback Mac Jones’ 380.5 passing yards total, under (-127) is getting 83% of the money. Under 3.5 touchdown passes (-125) is getting 78% of the money. Under 26.5 pass completions (+100) is getting 98% of the dollars.
The same holds true for Ohio State.
Bettors have taken all the prop unders for Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields, including the under on 309.5 passing yards (-127 odds, 78% of the money), 2.5 touchdowns (+100, 83%) and the under on pass completions (-106, 95%).
Meanwhile, bettors at DraftKings think the value is on both teams running the ball.
Eighty percent of the money is on Alabama running back Najee Harris hitting the over on 110.5 yards (-121) and 70% of the money is on Ohio State running back Trey Sermon hitting his over on 102.5 rushing yards (-121).