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One game remains in the college football season to decide who will be national champions. Alabama takes on Clemson tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Throughout the college football season, Heavy has previewed all the major games, betting lines and offered our pick against the spread. It is time for us to return the favor. We are giving you an opportunity to pick who the next national champion will be.
According to OddsShark, Alabama is favored by 6.5 points. Heavy is going to walk you through your options and will leave the final verdict to.
Click here if you are interested in Heavy’s full betting preview of the national championship matchup.
Alabama possesses the best front seven in the nation. They have a number of great defensive linemen led by Jarran Reed and A’Shawn Robinson and have the ability to rotate high-caliber players on the defensive line to keep everyone fresh.
If you are a proponent of old school football that relies on defense and a strong run game to win games, Alabama is your pick. Head coach Nick Saban has also coached in a number of championship games.
Clemson offers more variety on offense. DeShaun Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. He can extend plays with his legs, throw the ball down field and offers mobility to run with the ball when there is an opening.
The Tiger’s defense is not as good as Alabama but it is still solid. Football Outsiders ranks Alabama as the top defense in the country but Clemson is just a few spots lower at fourth.
Clemson is the pick for fans skeptical of Alabama’s passing game and also envision Watson posing a real problem in the pocket for the Alabama defense.
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