The College Football season will close down Monday, January 13, 2020, with the National Championship Game between No. 3 Clemson Tigers and No. 1 LSU Tigers. The clash will take place at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, so the purple-and-gold Tigers will feel like playing a home game.
However, the orange Tigers are reigning champions and will be fired up to win it all back-to-back, and Clemson will certainly get some help from the stands. Get ready for the biggest game of the season and make sure you take the right prop bets. Now, let’s take a look at our LSU versus Clemson props selections.
College Football Playoffs National Championship – Clemson Tigers vs LSU Tigers
Time: Monday, January 13th @ 8:00 PM ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Weather: 68 F Cloudy, Retractable Roof
Spread: LSU -5.5
Money Line: +190 | -220
Clemson vs LSU Prop Bets
- Alternative Point Spread – Clemson Tigers +7.0 (-163)
The LSU Tigers have been dominating their rivals all season long, so it’s no strange they are listed as 5.5-point favorites to beat the reigning champs in the National Championship Game. LSU earned four wins over top-10 teams in the regular season plus a 37-10 demolition of the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game. In the CFP semifinals, LSU dismantled Oklahoma 63-28, dropping 49 first-half points on the hapless Sooners.
However, the Clemson Tigers are not the Sooners. The reigning champs entered playoffs unbeaten with the best defense and fourth-best offense in the country. During the regular season, they’ve allowed only 10.6 points and 138.5 passing yards per contest. With Joe Burrow under center, LSU’s offense looks unstoppable, but Clemson’s D should be capable of slowing them down. Also, Clemson possesses so many offensive weapons that can damage LSU’s defense.
The Clemson Tigers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 29-23 in the semifinal, proving their worth, especially on the defensive end. The Buckeyes finished the regular season as the best offensive team in the country. Hereof, I think Clemson will keep it close against LSU. There’s no bigger game than this one, and I expect a tight battle, so give me the Clemson Tigers to cover a 7-point spread.
- Alternative Total – Under 72.5 points (-188)
LSU was ruthless in the semis, and Joe Burrow tossed for seven touchdowns, all in the first half. Now, Burrow and LSU will have a much taller task against Clemson’s defense that limited the Buckeyes to 23 points. The Clemson Tigers showed character, overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit. They surrendered only seven points in the second half while picking off Justin Fields twice. Clemson yielded 516 total yards and still allowed only 23 points, and I expect another strong performance by the orange Tigers in the National Championship Game. Also, both LSU and Clemson should run a lot, trying to control the clock, so I’m backing the under on the alternative line of 72.5 points.
- Any Player 6+ TD Passes – NO (-145)
After his ridiculous performance against the Oklahoma Sooners, everybody asks if Joe Burrow is capable to make something similar against the reigning champs. I think six touchdown passes in the National Championship Game against the best defensive unit in the country would be just too much for the Heisman Trophy winner. Clemson’s secondary has been outstanding thus far, and the reigning champs will blitz a lot, trying to disrupt Burrow in the pocket. The key factor for the reigning champs will be their defense, and Dabo Swinney certainly has a plan on how to deal with LSU’s furious offense. On the other side, Trevor Lawrence hasn’t tossed for more than four touchdowns this season. He had four TD passes against Virginia in the ACC Championship Game and two against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.