1234 T ODDS
CLEM 71080 25 66.5
LSU 72177 42 -5
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Clemson Tigers vs LSU Tigers
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By Staff Writer, JaredKuntz

Clemson Tigers 14-0 (11-3 ATS) are playing LSU Tigers 14-0 (9-3-2 ATS) on Jan 13, 2020, 8:00pm ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Tigers opened at -5 in Vegas and the current line is LSU -5.5.

Clemson brings its 29-game winning streak and back-to-back national titles to New Orleans on Monday Jan. 13 for a showdown against the LSU Tigers to crown a new national champion. Clemson HC Coach Dabo Swinney has elevated the Tigers into an annual title contender. The Tigers have won at least 10 games every year since 2011 and have earned a trip to the CFB Playoff for five consecutive seasons. Clemson has claimed two out of the last three national titles, beating Alabama 35-31 in the 2016 season and won 44-16 last season.

Clemson had a relatively easy path to an ACC title and playoff berth - the Tigers won 12 out of their 13 regular-season games by 14 or more points, including a 62-17 victory over Virginia in the ACC Championship Game and a 45-10 win at Louisville in mid-October. Clemson faced its toughest test of the season in the Fiesta Bowl over Ohio State. The Tigers came out sluggish first 2 quarters and fell behind 16-0 but rallied thanks to timely stops in the red zone and two turnovers by the Buckeyes.

LSU Tigers claimed the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff after a 13-0 regular season, which included wins over Texas, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Georgia. The Bayou Bengals won 10 of their 13 games by double digits and dominated and over rated Oklahoma team 63-28 in the Peach Bowl. A high-powered offense led by quarterback Joe Burrow helped LSU unseat Alabama atop the SEC West, while the defense has been solid they have continued to improve as the season progressed.

I'm a big fan of this LSU team and watched them all season. While I think LSU can win this game, I predict this is going to be a heavy weight match similar to the Clemson OSU semi-finals game, one that can go either way based on a couple big plays. Clemson has every bit as much talent as LSU (if not more) and Trevor Lawrence is undefeated as a starter. This is very much a game that Clemson can when, and here's 5 reasons why I'm betting on Clemson.

Why to Bet Clemson:

1. Trevor Lawrence Can Match LSU’s Offense Score-for-Score
2. Clemson has RB Travis Etienne who is a threat to score every time he touches the ball
3. Tee Higgins + Ross and Rodgers are all healthy for this game
4. Coaching - Brent Venable's group is first in the nation in scoring defense (11.5 ppg) and second in yards per play allowed (4.2).
5. Still the Champs and More Experienced team

Betting Pick & Prediction: CLEMSON +6 **STRONG BUY** I was surprised by this opening line - I really thought it would open at LSU -3 or -4 at the most. Clemson catching 6 points?? Wowzer. I suspect this line is inflated because LSU bettors watched their Tigers dismantle an over rated Oklahoma team. LSU did look impressive in the semi-finals but OU defense is low grade dog food and Burreaux and CO. won't have the same fortunes against this #2 ranked Clemson defense. I would have believed you if you told me this game was a Pick Em' as I think it's a coin toss game for bettors and love the +6 points. In a game Clemson could win out right, the +170 Money Line is also worth a look here.

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