After a commanding 45-34 rout over No. 4 Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Orange Bowl, No. 1 Alabama continued cementing its status as the undisputed and now 5.5-point favorite over Clemson to win the National Championship this season.
But FanDuel Sportsbook
The payout will initially cost FanDuel a reported $40,000 and could cost the company upwards of $400,000 when taking into account all of the parlays that have Alabama to win the title in them.
#CollegeFootballPlayoff Title Game Fun Facts— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) January 2, 2019
▪️Neither Trevor Lawrence nor Tua Tagovailoa have lost a game they've played in during their collegiate careers
▪️Dabo Swinney is the only head coach to beat Nick Saban in a national title game
▪️Bama leads the all-time series 14-4
But here's the real kicker, if Alabama doesn't win the National Championship, FanDuel will then have to pay out bets on Clemson to win it as well.
Paying out futures bets early is actually a common practice by sportsbooks as a way to generate publicity and attention. So if everything plays out according to the odds, FanDuel will payout Alabama bettors and hope to acquire new clients in the process.
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