The College Football Playoff National Championship game is Monday, Jan. 7.
If you’re in New Jersey, it has never been easier to have a little “skin in the game” with DraftKings Sportsbook.
That’s right, DraftKings Sportsbook offers a variety of simple and easy ways for even casual college football fans to bet on the game.
Plus, you don’t have to be a resident of New Jersey or a sports betting expert to get in on the action. The only stipulation is that you must be inside NJ state lines when you place a bet.
The undefeated No. 2 ranked Clemson Tigers trounced the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29 to book a spot in the NCAA football title game.
There, they will meet the undefeated No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, who pushed past the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners 45-34 in the Orange Bowl also that Saturday.
Alabama vs. Clemson for the national championship… again
It’s Alabama vs. Clemson for the national title for the third time in the past four years. Plus, many readers may remember that even in the off year, Alabama played Clemson in one of the College Football Playoff Semifinal games.
The Tide beat the Tigers, then went on to secure the title by flying past Georgia in the national championship game.
This year’s Alabama-Clemson tilt will kick off at 8 p.m. EST at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. ESPN will provide national television coverage so you can sweat any bets you decide to make at DraftKings.
DraftKings makes Alabama the favorite
The lines are subject to move based on what people are betting.
However, Alabama opened as a -5.5 point spread favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. If there’s heavy betting on Alabama, that number will move to -6 or even more.
Point spread bets are one of the easiest and most popular ways to bet on college football at DraftKings Sportsbook. It’s simple. You win if you make the correct prediction with the line factored in.
That means if you take Alabama as a -5.5 point spread favorite, you will win if Alabama beats Clemson by six points or more.
Or try the moneyline bet
Another popular and possibly even easier way to bet on the college football national championship game at DraftKings Sportsbook is on the moneyline.
Moneyline bets pay according to a team’s probability of winning. All you have to do is pick the outright winner and accept the odds.
The moneyline on Alabama opened up on DraftKings at -235. It started at +185 on Clemson. Put simply; this means you’ll need to bet $235 on Alabama to win $100 plus your bet back. If you like Clemson to win the game, a $100 bet on DraftKings Sportsbook will pay $185.
Of course, you can always bet any amount you want on any side you choose and simply let DraftKings Sportsbook calculate the payout for you based on these odds.
An even easier way to bet
The last betting option in the list of the easiest ways to wager on the game is the over/under.
Over/under bets ask you to pick whether the total amount of points scored in the game will be over or under a set number. It sounds simple because it is.
The over/under opened up at 59 points on DraftKings. The odds on DraftKings over/under bets is -110, so you’ll have to bet $110 to win $100 on either side.
Of course, DraftKings Sportsbook allows you to combine two or more of these basic bets as part of a parlay. Parlays offer bigger odds because you have to win every bet that is a part of it.
Easy to sign up and free bets at DraftKings
Additionally, getting started with college football betting and the big game on DraftKings has never been easier.
Sign up for a new account through our exclusive DraftKings Sportsbook link and you’ll get $35 free in the form of seven free $5 bets. All that’s required is some personal information, including your address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Sign up through the link and you’ll also be eligible for a free bet matched up to $500 when you make your first deposit. All of which you can easily put down on the College Football National Championship game bets. Good luck!