Friday January 1, 2021
Ohio St. (+7) vs. Clemson (-7) OU (66.5)
8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT)
The Allstate Sugar Bowl is Game two of the College Football Playoff. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue in this one and The Clemson Tigers look to back up the bravado taking on The Ohio State Buckeyes. Plenty of bulletin board material in this one. The final piece of the 2021 National Championship game will be determined Friday night.
The Clemson Tigers only have one loss on the season and that was earlier in the season against Notre Dame when they didn’t have Trevor Lawrence. In the last game for Clemson in the ACC Championship game, their defense locked down giving up only ten points total and that was the difference as they won 34-10. On the season, Clemson is averaging 44.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 17.5 points per game. Clemson is led at quarterback by Lawrence and on the season he has thrown for 2753 yards, 22 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Of course, the offense will need to be good in this game, but more importantly, the defense is going to need to find a way to slow down the high-scoring attack of Ohio State.
The Ohio State Buckeyes who played a limited schedule because of COVID and the Big Ten getting out to a late start on the season. Ohio State comes into this game with a 6-0 record but they did have some issues against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship game. As 16.5 point favorites, Ohio State could only win by 12 points. On the season Ohio State is averaging 42.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 21 points per game. Quarterback Justin Fields has been impressive with his arms and his legs. On the season, Fields has thrown for 1,521 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions. One problem heading into this game is there are still a lot of question marks about key players and if they will be cleared off the COVID list.
The Over is 5-0-1 in the Buckeyes last 6 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. The Under is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 Bowl Semifinal games. The Under is 4-0 in the Buckeyes last 4 bowl games. The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games as a favorite. The Under is 4-0 in the Buckeyes last 4 neutral site games. The Over is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 games in January. The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The Over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in January. The Under is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 neutral site games as a favorite.
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