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Alabama vs Clemson Odds: point spread Sugar Bowl 2018, prediction

Alabama vs Clemson Odds: point spread Sugar Bowl 2018, prediction Alabama vs Clemson Odds: point spread Sugar Bowl 2018, prediction
Ben Pena | 05 December, 2017, 08:16

Although Alabama's next game will be a national semifinal in college football's four-team playoff, it is also a bowl game, and a familiar one at that.

Last year, Clemson knocked off Alabama 35-31 to win the program's second national championship. He also throw for just 57 yards against Washington and 131 yards against Clemson in the College Football Playoff a year ago.

Oklahoma (12-1) which defeated TCU, 41-17 for the Big 12 championship is the No. 2 seed and Georgia's 28-7 victory against Auburn in the SEC title game earned the Bulldogs the No. 3 seed and their first CFP berth.

Clemson had a national best eight wins over teams with a winning record this season, including five wins away from home against teams with at least eight wins.

One of the reasons for Alabama football's success this season can be attributed to leadership of quarterback Jalen Hurts who is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,940 yards and 15 touchdowns against only an interception. I think they're a better football team over the course of the season.

Early projected lines via 5Dimes have Alabama as a 2.5 favorite over No. 1 Clemson.

The Crimson Tide will be making their 16th appearance in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day, when they take on Clemson in New Orleans.

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In a surprising manner, the Crimson Tide entered into the college football playoffs by not winning the SEC division.

"The first year we played in the Sugar Bowl against Ohio State, our players looked at that like it was still a bowl trip", Saban said.

Alabama held on two years ago for a 45-40 win in Glendale, Arizona, for its fourth national championship in seven years. So, when I got here, everybody was waiting for me, and it was really exciting.

"I hate to admit that we had recruits in for official visits this weekend", Saban said.

Clemson will get its chance to end that, with the defending champions claiming the No. 1 seed with Sunday's release of the playoff field. I told Deshaun wouldn't it be something if we came back here for the semifinals in a few months. The 1993 Sugar Bowl win that gave the Tide the 1992 national championship was Dabo's last game as a player. But, you know, in our conference there's certain teams we play every single year that, you know - you just know it's going to be a heck of a battle.

Clemson Athletics contributed to this article.

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