College Football Playoff & Bowl Game First Predictions, Lines

College Football Playoff & Bowl Game First Predictions, Lines

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College Football Playoff & Bowl Game First Predictions, Lines

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2018-2019 College Football Playoff

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Saturday, December 29th
4:00, ESPN, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX 
Notre Dame vs. Clemson

Knee-Jerk Instant Analysis: You don’t think Notre Dame is annoyed by everyone not believing it’s all that great? Here’s the problem, though. Ian Book is great, but if the Irish can’t run the ball, forget it. Notre Dame won’t be able to run the ball on this Clemson defense. The Tigers will get off to a slow start, but the defense will take care of business until the O opens everything up in the third quarter.

First Thought Prediction: Clemson 37, Notre Dame 17
First Thought Line Guess: Clemson -10
Actual Initial Line: Clemson -11.5
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Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 29th
8:00, ESPN, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL 
Oklahoma vs. Alabama 

Knee-Jerk Instant Analysis: Even if you were looking for Georgia or Ohio State to get this spot, you have to admit that you’re fired up to watch the two best offenses in college football going at it. Can Kyler Murray go from great to legendary? He’ll have to put up a special performance, but it won’t matter. Alabama will run wild, a healed up Tua Tagovailoa will be fantastic, and Bama will pull away in the third quarter of a fantastic shootout.

First Thought Prediction: Alabama 52, Oklahoma 30
First Thought Line Guess: Alabama -14.5
Actual Initial Line: Alabama -14
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College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 7th
8:00, ESPN. Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA 
Orange Bowl Winner vs. Cotton Bowl Winner

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