Clemson at Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday in the National Championship game. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 6.5 point favorites. The Tigers have an ATS record of 8-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-8-0. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 8-5-1 and they are 8-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Clemson Tigers are 8-6-0 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-5-1 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-6-0 against the spread
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/29/18 OL Deonte Brown Suspension is questionable
12/29/18 OL Elliot Baker Suspension is questionable
10/08/18 TE Kedrick James Ankle is out indefinitely
10/08/18 DB Trevon Diggs Foot is out indefinitely
10/05/18 DB Daniel Wright Shoulder is out for season
08/18/18 LB Christopher Allen Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Clemson Tigers are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 620. They have run 1,012 plays this season for 7,438 yards, which ranks them 14th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 7.3 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 337 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Clemson has run for 3,605 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 536 times, averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 69 times for 612 yards so far this season, which has them 87th in the nation in penalties. Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 2,933 yards this season. He has completed 239 passes on 366 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.8. He averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Clemson is 2nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 181. They have surrendered a total of 3,930 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 216 passes on 412 attempts against the Clemson Tigers defense this season, placing them 32nd and 82nd in the country. The Clemson pass defense has also given up a total of 2,549 yards through the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 539 attempts for 1,380 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers have committed 92 penalties for 720 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 76th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Clemson is ranked 1st in the nation in punt returns with 42. They've accumulated 300 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 84th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 454 yards on special teams, ranking 99th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 8,191. The Clemson Tigers have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 11, which is 90th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 65%. Clemson Tigers kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 83 for 84 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,498 yards on 63 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide have run for 2,828 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the nation. They've run 533 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 81 times for 736 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 2nd in Division 1 in points scored with 668. They have run 937 plays this year for 7,386 yards, which ranks them 3rd in the nation in total offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 7.9 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 349 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Tua Tagovailoa has completed 223 throws while attempting 321 passes for a completion percentage of 69.5%. He has passed for 3,671 yards this year. He averages 13.4 adjusted yards per throw and 11.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 205.2.
The Alabama Crimson Tide rush defense has given up 484 attempts for 1,695 yards this season, putting them in 24th place in the country against the run. They have had 91 penalties for 764 yards on defense this year. That places them 97th in Division 1. Alabama is 9th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 227. They have given up a total of 4,322 yards on D, which is 19th in the nation. The Crimson Tide are 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 224 throws on 433 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, ranking them 46th and 95th in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,626 yards in the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Alabama Crimson Tide have tried 20 field goals this year and made 14, which is 65th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Alabama kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 83 for 90 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,401 yards on 41 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That ranks them 129th in the NCAA in punting average. Alabama is 93rd in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 244 punt return yards and average 15.2 yards per return, which is 9th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, which puts them 89th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 24 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 8,123.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +6.5
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