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multitude of prop bets available for tonight's Alabama vs. Clemson 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game via FanDuel Sportsbook also brings a multitude of betting angles. 


Here are some betting cheat sheets to help break down prop bets for the CFP title game based on the previous three CFP meetings between the Crimson Tide and Tigers. 

Scoring by Quarter

MatchupTeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Pts Scored
2016 CFPAlabama7772445
Title GameClemson140101640
2017 CFPAlabama7720731
Title Game Clemson0772135
2018 CFPAlabama10014024
SemifinalClemson033024
Ind. Total:Alabama24143131100
Ind. Total:Clemson1410203781
CombinedPer Quarter:12.6 817 22 .6 22.6

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the 2nd Quarter Total prop line for tonight's game set at over/under 17 points. Clemson and Alabama have averaged a combined eight points – significantly fewer than 17 – in the second quarter across their previous three matchups. 

In fact, these two teams have never scored more than 14 points in the second quarter of any of these previous three CFP meetings. 

Scoring by Half

MatchupTeam1st Half2nd HalfPts Scored 1H%2H%
2016 CFPAlabama14314531.1%68.9%
Title GameClemson14264035%65%
2017 CFPAlabama14173145.2%54.8%
Title Game Clemson7283520%80%
2018 CFPAlabama10142441.7%58.3%
SemifinalClemson33650%50%
Ind. Total:Alabama386210038%62%
Ind. Total:Clemson24578129.6%70.4%
CombinedTotal6211918134.3%65.7%
CombinedPer Half:20.6739.6730.16734.3%65.7%

It doesn't take a professional statistician to notice the skew between the first-half and second-half scoring among the previous three CFP matchups between these two teams. Given the first half yields nearly half as many points per game (20.67 points) as the second half (39.67). 

Even though Clemson and Alabama have never combined to score more than 28 points the first half of any of their last three CFP meetings, FanDuel Sportsbook still has the first-half total set at 28.5 points with -110 odds on taking the under. Some food for thought as you decide where to wager. 


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