Alabama Has More Than 12 Times the Bets by Handle Than Clemson to Win National Championship
By Zach Brunner
It seems at this point that there are three things guaranteed in life: death, taxes and the Alabama Crimson Tide being contenders for the national championship. It doesn't matter who arrives, graduates or transfers, Alabama finds its way to the top every single season. Although, the last time we saw the Crimson Tide, they got pummeled by the Clemson Tigers, 44-16 in the 2019 College Football National Championship game.
Nearly eight months later, Alabama has almost 12 times the bets by handle than the reigning national champions to win it all.
Led by Heisman hopeful quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Tide will feature one of the most talented offenses in the country, to go along with a stout defensive unit. The wealth of talent they have on both sides of the ball have led to them receiving 47.67 percent of the bets placed to be the outright champions, at +230 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. To go along with the popular bet, Tua has also received 17.45 percent of the bets to win the Heisman (+300), the most out of any player.
Clemson, the reigning national champions, are favored to repeat, at +170 odds. However, they have received just 3.85 percent of the bets. The Georgia Bulldogs (17.42 percent) and Michigan Wolverines (4.85 percent) have received more bets, with the Ohio State Buckeyes at 3.14 percent just behind them.
With the futures odds moving early in the season, it will be interesting to see where bets are placed going forward.
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