Notre Dame vs Alabama 2021 Predictions and Picks
The college football bowl season is one of the best times of the year for people who like to bet on football. However, the college football playoffs are where the real action begins. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the No. 1 seed and they get to go up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It might seem easy to make Notre Dame vs Alabama 2021 predictions, but in order to win, you have to do your research.
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What have you done for me lately?
Notre Dame is one of the best teams in the country. They have a huge following and they are well respected, however, they are not getting any love from sports bettors at the moment. The Irish were dominated by Clemson in the ACC Championship game. Because of that loss, the oddsmakers made Alabama a 19.5 favorite in this game. The public loves Alabama and they are not afraid to lay double-digits as over 65 percent of the bets are on the Crimson Tide to win in a blowout.
Can Anyone Stop Alabama?
Can anyone stop Alabama? The offense powered by Heisman candidate Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris, and WR DeVonta Smith are hard to beat. This is why this is the largest semifinal spread in the history of the College Football Playoff. Nick Saban is 4-1 straight-up in the CFP Semifinals and that includes a 3-2 ATS record. The Tide is just 1-1 ATS in this game when asked to cover double-digits.
No Respect for the Irish
The Irish may have lost badly to Clemson, but they are getting a boatload of disrespect in this game. Notre Dame has the edge upfront on the offensive line with experience. The line has many All-American candidates and they can hold their own, even against a talented Alabama defensive front. Although the Irish lost to Clemson, they have a defense that allows 18 points per game. There is no chance that Notre Dame wins this game right?
Notre Dame vs Alabama 2021 Predictions
There is no pressure in this game for Notre Dame. No one, outside of South Bend, thinks they can win. But the Fighting Irish rebound after a bad loss and they are 6-1 ATS when playing a team with a winning record. Alabama has gone over 50 points in the last three games and that makes Bama bettors comfortable, but think again. 2020 has been a crazy year, but as far as college football is concerned, 2021 is about to get weird.
Notre Dame will keep this game close and upset the Crimson Tide with a victory.