As we prepare for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Clemson Tiger and LSU Tigers, FanDuel Sportsbook has released some of its betting percentage breakdowns, which have come hand in hand with some interesting splits.
A quick breakdown for the baseline bets shows 76 percent of bets and 73 percent of money placed on LSU for the spread. For the moneyline, 43 percent of bets and 62 percent of money are backing Clemson. Finally, 70 percent of bets and 69 percent of money is on the over in the 67.5-point projected scoring total.
Despite the over getting the large majority of money, the under on Joe Burrow's passing yardage total (365.5 yards) is garnering 63 percent of the bets. As for Clemson's star quarterback, Trevor Lawrence has an over/under passing total set at 295.5 yards, but unlike Burrow, 71 percent of bets are coming in on the over.
In terms of who will score the first touchdown, Clemson RB Travis Etienne (+500) and LSU WR Justin Jefferson (+700) are both currently tied atop the splits by handle with 16 percent of the bets each.
Monitoring bet percentages can be a useful tool in deciphering where public and sharp money are going in some ways, though it does become harder when it comes to prop bets. Regardless, it rarely hurts to see how everything breaks down heading into game day.
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