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Allstate Sugar Bowl - Alabama Crimson Tide vs Clemson Tigers 1/1/18 Predictions & Odds

Allstate Sugar Bowl - #4 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) vs #1 Clemson Tigers (12-1), Predictions and Odds, & Preview - Monday, January 1, 2018

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Monday, January 1, 2018 8:45 PM ET
Allstate Sugar Bowl
(4) Alabama Crimson Tide vs (1) Clemson Tigers
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana


The fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will square off against top-ranked Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdomein in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday night. Kick off time is scheduled for 8:45 PM Eastern Time.

The two schools have met twice in the past two years and both games were for the National Championship title. The Crimson Tide won in 2015 and the Tigers got their revenge last season.

Oddsmakers currently have Alabama Crimson Tide listed as 3-point favorite, with the total at 47½.

Team records:
Alabama: 11-1 SU, 5-7 ATS
Clemson: 12-1 SU, 8-4-1 ATS

Alabama:
Alabama is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Alabama is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games

Clemson:
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Clemson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Trends:
Alabama is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. ACC.
Alabama is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Clemson is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 bowl games.
Clemson is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. SEC.
Clemson is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games.

Last contest: Clemson won its last outing, a 38-3 result against Hurricanes on December 02. Clemson covered in that game as a -12.5-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Last contest: Alabama was a 26-14 loser as they battled Tigers on the road. Alabama failed to cover in the match as a -5-point favorite, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last Meeting: Clemson won the last meeting against Alabama, a 35-31 victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017.

Weather: Played in Dome (Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana)

Alabama and Clemson both come into this contest with one lost of the season. The Tide 26-14 in the Iron Bowl versus Auburn. The Tigers 27-24 loss against Syracuse on October 13.

Clemson is 8-4-1 against the spread for this season.
Alabama is 5-7 against the spread for this season.

The Clemson Tigers beat six ranked teams this season, including Auburn Tigers that handed Alabama a defeat this seaon. Clemson' offense is scoring 37.6 points per game and their defense is allowing just 12.8 PPG. Look for the Tigers to overpower the Crimson Tide.

Prediction: Clemson 28, Alabama 20

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Next up: Rose Bowl and Sugar Bow winners advance:
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 PM ET
College Football Playoff National Championship
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia

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