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Oklahoma-Alabama Over/Under Highest Ever in College Football Playoff

Dec 04, 2018 8:05 PM EST
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide are 13.5-point favorites against the Oklahoma Sooners in the College Football Playoff semifinals (Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • The Oklahoma-Alabama over/under of 79 is the highest in the five-year history of the College Football Playoff.

The 2018 College Football Playoff is set, with Alabama a 13.5-point favorite against Oklahoma and Clemson an 11.5-point favorite over Notre Dame.

Considering there have only been two double-digit favorites —¬†Alabama over Michigan State (2015) and Washington (2016) — in College Football Playoff history, early point spreads suggest that both Alabama and Clemson are in a tier by themselves, at least in the eyes of oddsmakers.

Sportsbooks are also expecting Oklahoma-Alabama (Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN) to be an extremely high-scoring affair, evidenced by the current over/under of 79.

According to Bet Labs, a closing total of 79 would set a record for the highest over/under in the five-year history of the College Football Playoff.

The current record comes from the 2015 matchup between Florida State and Oregon that included a total of 74. The Ducks won, 59-20, pushing that game over.

Here’s a list of all College Football Playoff over/unders to date:

In very early betting, 52% of tickets and 75% of dollars wagered on the total have played the over.

Be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app to track real-time line moves and betting percentage updates for all 2018-19 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff.

Credit:

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (2)

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59
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64.5
-11
67.5
-7.5
52
-3
53.5
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48
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47.5
+2.5
50.5
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50
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-2.5
44
-2.5
43.5
55
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54
-3
-3
54.5
-2.5
55
-6
66.5
-5.5
68.5
48
-11
49.5
-12
-2.5
73
-5
74.5
67.5
-5
60
-3
-3
53.5
-2.5
51.5
-1.5
57.5
-1
60
55
-3.5
55.5
-3
61
-3.5
60
-6
41
-2
40.5
PK
56.5
-3
55
-3.5
-3
47
-4
48
-6.5
55
-3.5
55
54.5
-5
54.5
-3.5
-7
74
-1.5
68
54.5
-6.5
55
-3.5
50.5
-6
50.5
-7.5
-6.5
55
-4
54.5
-2
58.5
-1.5
60
56
-11
55
-11.5
79
-13.5
80.5
-14
-6.5
53.5
-5
53.5
-6.5
52
-6.5
52
48
-1.5
48
-3
-10
71
-8
74
45
-6.5
46
-7
58.5
-4.5
58.5
-5.5
-5
44.5
-7
44
-8
54.5
-7.5
55.5
48
-4
47.5
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58.5
-5
58
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58
-10.5
58
-11.5

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