The (somewhat unusual) 2020 college football season is finally coming to an end, and it culminates with an exciting CFP National Championship matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes.
With that in mind, here are the three best prop bets for Alabama vs Ohio State.
3. Justin Fields - Passing Yards: Over 290.5 (-113)
It doesn't sound like Justin Fields' injury is going to slow him down too much, and he obviously shredded despite the injury in his last outing. Fields has eclipsed 300 passing yards in four of his seven games this season, and there was a common thread in those other three. They were all one-sided, including a 52-17 win over Nebraska, 52-12 win over Michigan State and a 22-10 win over Northwestern in which Trey Sermon rushed for 331 yards. Fields averaged just 24.0 pass attempts per game in those three, compared to 30.0 per game across his other four. As underdogs this week, Ohio State will likely be forced to take a relatively pass-heavy approach, which is a great sign for Fields' yardage total.
2. Mac Jones - Passing Yards: Over 365.5
Now just because Ohio State will likely get more pass-heavy as the underdog doesn't mean the Mac Jones over can't offer some value. This game has an absolutely massive over/under of 75.5 points, meaning we can probably expect a shootout. Alabama also isn't shy about going for the throat when they do have control of a game, either, as we saw just a few weeks ago when Jones went over this total with 385 yards in a blowout win over Louisiana State. Ohio State gave up 400 yards to Trevor Lawrence in the Sugar Bowl, and while Jones may not be the same caliber of QB, throwing to Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith helps make up that difference.
1. First Touchdown Scorer: Najee Harris (+310)
With 24 rushing and 3 receiving touchdowns on the year, Najee Harris has accounted for a team-high 37.5% of Alabama's touchdowns from scrimmage on the season. As -135 favorites on the first-quarter moneyline (compared to +190 for Ohio State and +600 for a tie), Alabama is also likely to be the team that scores first. That's an enticing combination of factors for this bet, especially at +310 odds.
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