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Alabama Big Chalk over Notre Dame in Rose Bowl CFP Matchup Betting

Rose Bowl Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Alabama Crimson Tide betting preview and odds

Nobody is giving Notre Dame a chance.  Correlate the College football betting consensus for their matchup against Alabama.  It’s projected to be no contest.  Considering how dominant Alabama has been it’s understandable.  Notre Dame’s blowout loss to Clemson in the ACC championship feeds that.  Also factoring was the last meeting between these teams.  On January 7, 2013, Alabama annihilated Notre Dame 42-14 in the national championship game.  While that’s eight years ago not much has changed.  Notre Dame is a quality team.  On the other hand, Alabama is historically great.  Those perceptions are reflected in the game’s betting line.

College Football Playoff Semifinal – 2021 Rose Bowl Betting Information

Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV Coverage: ESPN

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds

Notre Dame +19½ (-110) 65½ (-110) +850
Alabama -19½ (-110) 65½ (-110) -1300
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Notre Dame vs. Alabama CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the masses are beating a path to bet on Alabama.  Many see the Crimson Tide as the most dominant team of the Nick Saban era.  Bargain hunters are tempted by the big sportsbook odds price on Notre Dame.  Yet one legitimate question remains.  Is it near enough?

Rolling Tide Touted as Best Saban Team Ever 

Nick Saban has done the unthinkable at Alabama.  He’s surpassed Bear Bryant as the greatest college football coach ever.  Consider the reverence that Alabama has for Bryant.  Saban’s triumph was no given.  Saban has posted five national championships at Tuscaloosa.  Alabama is tied with Clemson for the most CFP appearances at six each.  The Tide has four national championship game appearances with two wins.  Last year an upset loss to Auburn kept Alabama out of the CFP.  This year they have roared back with a vengeance.

Now Alabama is 11-0 straight up, 8-3 against the spread, and 7-4 over the total.  The Crimson Tide ranked 2nd for scoring offense and 20th for points allowed.  On December 19 Alabama beat Florida in the SEC championship game 52-46 as 16.5-point overlays.

Oddsmakers are fully cognizant of the betting on college football appeal of Alabama.  They jack up the price on the Crimson Tide to scare off the masses.  Yet Alabama remains Rolex Reliable at the payout window.

Alabama boasts three top-tier Heisman Trophy candidates.  Namely, Mac Jones posted a 202.3 QB rating with 19 touchdowns and 12.0 yards per pass.  Najee Harris ran for 1262 yards, 5.9 yards per rush, and 24 TDs.  While DeVonta Smith caught 98 passes for 1511 yards, 15.4 yards per catch, and 17 TDs.

Ian Makes Book as Brian Kelly’s Quarterbacking Hero 

Overall Notre Dame is 10-1 straight up but 5-6 against the spread.  The Fighting Irish are 6-5 over the total.  Notre Dame is coming off a 34-10 loss to Clemson in the ACC championship game on December 19.  They were 11.5-point bet on NCAAF dogs.  Consider the Irish faced the impossible task of trying to beat Clemson for the second time in six weeks.  Notre Dame ranks 22nd for scoring offense and 14th for points allowed.

Senior quarterback Ian Book threw for 15 touchdown passes and just two picks.  While not a dynamic game-breaking quarterback, Book is a winner.  Kyren Williams ran for 1061 yards, 5.4 yards per rush, and 12 touchdowns.  Javon McKinley caught 40 passes for 697 yards, 17.4 yards per catch, and 3 TDs.

Notre Dame vs. Alabama CashBet Free Pick 

On this occasion, the Alabama price is high for a reason.  Notre Dame is completely outclassed.  The Fighting Irish can’t begin to match the Crimson Tide firepower.  Alabama is in rarified Betting on NCAAF air.  As mentioned earlier the oddsmakers haven’t found the right price on Alabama.  Notre Dame will generate a strong handle too.  Cause by their popularity and the big price.  Regardless, the Tide should roll.

Notre Dame vs. Alabama CashBet Best Bet: 

Alabama Crimson Tide


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