The early Alabama-Washington and Clemson-Ohio State point spreads have been set. Expect these lines to change as the College Football Playoff approaches.
The College Football Playoff matchups are set, and as expected Alabama will be a big favorite to reach the title game as it takes on Washington.
Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Crimson Tide open as 14-point favorites over Pac-12 champion Washington as the two will battle in the Peach Bowl semifinals taking place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Huskies only loss came at the hands of USC, who the Crimson Tide blew out 52-6 in the season-opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
CJ Technology has Alabama as a slightly smaller favorite over Washington, setting the opening point spread at -11 for the Crimson Tide.
Clemson and Ohio State will meet in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal in Glendale, Arizona for a chance to play in Tampa for the national title. The Buckeyes open as a 3-point favorite over the Tigers, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, while CJ Technology has Urban Meyer’s team as 3.5-point favorites.
Three of the schools already have a history between one another in the short era of the playoff. Ohio State defeated Alabama in the 2015 semifinal on its way to the national championship, and the Tide defeated Clemson 45-40 in last year’s title game.