Ohio State Buckeyes vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State (+7)
Hard Rock Stadium is the venue where Mac Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) will play the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0) on Monday, January 11th in the National Championship game. Ohio State opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The total is set at 76.5.
In their last contest, the Ohio State Buckeyes took the field against the Clemson Tigers and left there with a win by a score of 49-28 in the Semifinals. Trey Sermon led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 32 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this contest. He ran for a total of 193 yards via 31 carries which meant he was running for 6.2 yards per carry. Chris Olave led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 132 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 22.0 yards per catch in this game. Justin Fields went 22/28 with 385 yards through the air and added 6 TD's. He tossed 1 pick on the day.
The Buckeyes have racked up 3,814 total yards this season. As a team they average 272.6 yards rushing which is 5th in college football. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Ohio State has totaled 21 touchdowns through the air and 17 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring, the Ohio State Buckeyes have an average of 43.4 points per contest. When it comes to yards through the air, the Buckeyes have allowed 1,965 yards which ranks them 74th in Division 1. In total, they are giving up 369.9 yards per game putting them at 54th in the nation. The Buckeyes are ranked 44th in the nation in terms of team defense, conceding 22.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.2 yards per rush and 89.1 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of their 7 games played, they are giving up 280.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.7%. Overall, they have allowed 624 yards via the ground game in 7 games.
Justin Fields has completed 406 of his attempted career 585 throws for a completion percentage of 69.4%. He is throwing for 166.9 yards per contest. For his career, Fields has thrown for 5,507 yards with 66 TD's and 9 picks. His QB rating is 182.6 with a TD rate of 11.3% and an interception percentage of 1.5%. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 254 times totaling 1,066 rushing yds.
In the other Semifinal, the Alabama Crimson Tide faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took home the victory by a score of 31-14. Najee Harris led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 53 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 125 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 8.3 yards per run. DeVonta Smith was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 130 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 18.6 yards per catch for the game. Mac Jones went 25/30 with 297 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He walked away with no picks.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Crimson Tide rank 2nd in Division 1 by tallying 48.2 points per game. For the season so far, the Crimson Tide currently have a total of 4,192 yards through the air along with holding an average of 349.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. They maintain an average of 185.7 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,228 yards in total. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 535.0 yards per game which is good for 6th in the country. Alabama has conceded a total of 1,324 yards on the ground (110.3 yards per outing) as well as 13 touchdowns on the ground on the season. The Crimson Tide are conceding 19.0 PPG, which has them sitting 25th in college football. This season, they have conceded 228 total points. They have given up 14 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 242.9 yards per game, which has them ranked 89th in college football.
In the 29 games in his career, Mac Jones has completed 377 of 511 attempts for 5,662 yds. He averages 195.2 yards per contest through the air with a 197.0 QB rating. Jones has passed for 51 touchdowns while giving up 7 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 37 yds on 51 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 10.0% and his interception percentage is 1.4%.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes +7
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