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Alabama vs Ohio State College Football National Championship Expert Predictions

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College Football Playoff National Championship Game next for Alabama and Ohio State | Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The college football bowl season comes to a close with the National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 11. The Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) tackle the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0), and fans and bettors can tune in on ESPN with kickoff at 8 p.m. EST from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Up to 13,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the game.

Alabama is an 8.5-point favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook, and a shootout is projected with a total of 76.

In the College Football Playoff semifinals, Alabama controlled the proceedings over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Crimson Tide's 31-17 Rose Bowl win. Ohio State followed with a big shootout victory as a 7-point underdog over Clemson, 49-28, in the Sugar Bowl.

Here's a look at what the experts are predicting for the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Alabama vs Ohio State 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Predictions

ESPN (FPI)
ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) Winning Probability measure is giving Alabama the edge, with the Crimson Tide boasting a 61.5 percent chance of victory compared to Ohio State's 38.5 percent chance.

Heavy
Jonathan Adams, of Heavy.com, is calling for Alabama to win and barely cover the spread.

FanDuel Sportsbook
FanDuel Sportsbook's NCAAF betting lines favor Alabama to win, as an 8.5-point favorite with a -300 moneyline.

Alabama vs Ohio State 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Picks

Ohio State: 0
Alabama: 3

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