Monday, January 11, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Clemson Tigers on Monday at University of Phoenix Stadium for the College Football National Championship. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.5.
Jacob Coker finished the Cotton Bowl with 286 yards through the air for Alabama. He completed 25 passes out of 30 attempts for a 83% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led in rushing by Derrick Henry, who finished with 75 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Calvin Ridley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 138 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Alabama got a total of 21 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 12 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 440 yards for the game. The Crimson Tide ran for 154 yards on 35 attempts.
Deshaun Watson finished the Orange Bowl with 187 yards through the air for Clemson. He completed 16 passes out of 31 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 150 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Artavis Scott was the team leader in receiving with a total of 63 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Clemson got a total of 30 first downs by way of 17 rushing, 10 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 90 total plays for 530 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 312 yards on 58 attempts.
Alabama is scoring 34.4 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 20.4 passes on 30.1 attempts for a 67.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 219.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Crimson Tide are running for an average of 204.4 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. They also run 72.6 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 423.8 yards per game. The Crimson Tide are averaging 22.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 58.1 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties.
Alabama allows 185.9 passing yards per game and 13.4 points per contest on defense. They give up 15.7 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49.1. The Crimson Tide allow 70.8 rushing yards per game on 30.7 carries for a 2.3 average per play. Alabama allows 256.7 total yards per game including 4.1 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 47.8 yards per game.
Clemson averages 38.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23.3 passes per game on 34.4 attempts for a 67.8 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 283.8 yards through the air per game thus far. The Tigers run for an average of 228.2 yards per game on 45.8 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season. They also run 80.1 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 512 yards per game. The Tigers get an average of 25.9 first downs per game and they average 47.6 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties.
Clemson allows an average of 177.2 passing yards and 20 points per contest. They give up 14 completions on 29.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.6 per game. The Tigers allow 124.8 rushing yards per contest on 34.7 carries for a 3.6 average per rush. Clemson allows 302 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 56.9 yards in each contest.
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 5-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 8-6-0 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 8-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 7-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/31/15 DB Tony Brown Suspension "?" Monday vs. Clemson
11/12/15 WR Chris Black Ankle out for season
09/25/15 Backup PK Gunnar Raborn Suspension out indefinitely
09/20/15 WR Robert Foster Rotator Cuff out for season
09/06/15 WR Mike Williams Neck out indefinitely
08/26/15 DT D.J. Reader Personal out indefinitely
08/13/15 DB Korrin Wiggins Knee out for season
01/05/16 K Ammon Lakip Suspension expected to miss Monday vs. Alabama
01/05/16 WR Deon Cain Suspension expected to miss Monday vs. Alabama
01/05/16 TE Jay Jay McCullough Suspension expected to miss Monday vs. Alabama
01/05/16 DL Shaq Lawson Knee probable Monday vs. Alabama
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama
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