For the college football playoffs, there are sides, totals, first half bets and more and here are teaser picks you can mix and match for Saturday night.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 4:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
Here is what the teaser numbers look like for the Cotton Bowl.
Notre Dame +19 vs. Clemson -7
OVER 49 vs. UNDER 61
If you really like Clemson, catching them at just a touchdown looks good because overall. The Tigers average 74 more yards per game on offense than Notre Dame. Coach Dabo Sweeney’s defense is also better than the Fighting Irish D, having an edge of 54 total yards per game.
The next chapter of the @Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is here… 83 years have led to this moment… @NDFootball & @ClemsonFB square off on December 29th at 3 p.m. CT at AT&T Stadium to earn a trip to the @CFBPlayoff National Championship. History will be made! #GoodyearCottonBowl pic.twitter.com/lRuGk54T9h
— Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) December 3, 2018
While Clemson is given the big edge in the spread of -13 and has been on this stage the last four seasons, Coach of the Year Brian Kelly’s club played a tougher schedule and for a change can relish the underdog role. In Kelly’s tenure at Notre Dame, his teams are 18-9 against a standard spread versus opposing teams that average 34 or more points a contest. With that in mind, the idea of backing the Irish at +19 offers greater value.
The college football odds on the total actually opened at 54 before going to 55. On the presumption 55 holds up come game time when tracking lines, then if this exact scenario happens, the OVER 49 is 31-4 on teaser totals.