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Opening Odds for the College Football Playoff

We have odds for the Playoff already

The College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is displayed at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Championship game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The 2020 College Football Playoff teams are set, and though there is some controversy, we now know which four teams will play for the national championship in this most unusual pandemic year.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson will be the favorites, with No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Notre Dame looking to pull major upsets to advance to Miami for the title game on January 11th.

While we wait for the rest of the teams in the New Year’s Six, we already have odds for the biggest games on New Year’s Day. This has been the most unusual season in decades, and how the selection committee values teams might be far different than how oddsmakers and bettors do.

Here are the opening odds from DraftKings Sportsbook for the College Football Playoff:

Rose Bowl Game: No. 4 Notre Dame vs. No. 1 Alabama

Point Spread: Alabama -19.5
Point Total: 65.5

Sugar Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson

Point Spread: Clemson -7.5
Point Total: 65.5