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Updated Clemson vs. LSU Odds: Historic Point Spread Support for Joe Burrow’s Tigers

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Carmen Mandato/Getty Images. Pictured: LSU’s Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase

  • LSU vs. Clemson odds have settled in after heavy action following the College Football Playoff semifinals. Joe Burrow's Tigers are -5 and receiving a large majority of public support.
  • See how the national championship game odds have moved in the last two weeks and where they might be headed on gameday.

Clemson vs. LSU Odds

  • Odds: LSU -5
  • Total: 67.5
  • Date: Monday, Jan. 13
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: New Orleans, La.

What a difference one game can make.

Entering the College Football Playoff semifinals, FanDuel listed LSU as a 1-point underdog to Clemson in a hypothetical title game.

Now, on Monday, LSU is a 5-point favorite, and bettors are all over Joe Burrow’s Tigers following their demolition of Oklahoma.

More than 64% of spread bettors have taken LSU, while 61% of over/under bettors are banking on a high-scoring affair.

In fact, this would be by far the highest support any team has received in the College Football Playoff. These are the next closest.

  • 63%: Alabama vs. UGA (2018 Title)
  • 63%: Alabama vs. WAS (2016 Peach)
  • 63%: Mich. St. vs. ALA (2015 Cotton)

Odds as of Monday morning and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.


LSU Getting Record Public Support

You’d expect top-ranked teams with elite offenses to get loads of public support all season long.

That’s been the case for most of the year for LSU, particularly at the end of the season, after the Tigers beat Auburn and Alabama in consecutive games on national TV.

Just once this season has LSU gotten fewer than 50% of the bets — an early-season date with Utah State, which the Tigers covered in a 42-6 win.

Clemson Has Been a Covering Machine, Too

Lest we forget that bettors couldn’t get enough of Clemson in the second half of the regular season.

Dabo Swinney’s squad covered eight of its last nine games, and its only non-cover came in a 45-point win over Wofford.

As a result of its dominance, Clemson got at least 59% of the bets in 10 games.

National Championship Game Betting History

Clemson has been to three national title games in the past four years, and has been around a 6-point underdog in all of them. Of course, those all came against Alabama.

LSU has made three national title games since 1998, upsetting Oklahoma as a 7-point dog in 2003 and beating Ohio State as a 3.5-point favorite in 2007. In 2011, Alabama shut out LSU.

Against the spread results in the title game have gone on quite a run in the last 12 years — six straight underdogs have covered after six straight favorites covered.

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