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Betting Trends for College Football Playoff Semifinal Games

December 10, 2015

The College Football Playoff semifinal games are still three weeks away, but for bettors the more information they can digest the better leading up to the big games.

In the Cotton Bowl, Alabama will play Michigan State at AT&T Stadium in Irving, Texas.

Here are some all-important betting trends.

Alabama failed for the first time in more than a month to cover when they allowed Florida to score late in their SEC Championship game. Prior to that, the Crimson Tide had covered since an October 24 games against Tennessee and this season is 7-6 ATS overall.

Michigan State did not cover as 3-5-point chalk in its win over Iowa in the Big Ten Championship. The Spartans prior to that had covered the number in three straight games. They last did not cover when they lost to Nebraska 39-38. On the season the Spartans are 5-8 ATS, after starting the season 0-6 ATS.

The UNDER has cashed in 7 of 13 Alabama games

The UNDER has cashed in 7 of 13 Michigan State games.

As a favorite by single digits (Alabama opened -9), the Crimson Tide is 4-1 with its only loss to Ole Miss.

Michigan State as an underdog is 2-0 with road upsets against Ohio State and Michigan.

Clemson will face Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl in the other semifinal.

Clemson covered versus North Carolina in the championship of the ACC for just the first time in more than a month. The Tigers last cover was a 15-point victory over North Carolina State on Halloween Day. On the season, the Tigers were 6-7 ATS.

Oklahoma has been quite profitable this season with a record of 9-2 ATS. They are 3.5-point chalk even though they are the fourth and last seed in the playoff. The Sooners last non-cover took place in its win over TCU 30-29 as the team surrendered points late. The Sooners are 5-0 SU and ATS to end the regular season.

The OVER is 8-5 in Oklahoma games this season

Oklahoma is 5-0 SU and ATS as a single digit favorite.

Clemson has been favored in each game this season until now.

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