Clemson Tigers (10-1) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)
Friday, January 01, 2021 at 8:00 pm
*3 Star Play on Ohio State* The Clemson Tigers were fortunate to beat Ohio State last year in their meeting. Ohio State didn't cash in when they got into the red zone, and the Buckeyes received some unfavorable calls in that one. Justin Fields and the Buckeyes team wanted another crack at Clemson badly, and now they have that chance.
I do think Clemson is the better team here, but this is a large point spread to be laying against a very talented Ohio State team.
Ohio State found something in Trey Sermon last game. He is clearly the more talented running back on their roster vs. Master Teague. I would expect Sermon to be a big factor in this game. Clemson hasn't faced an offensive line as good as Ohio State's this season.
Dabo Swinney has given Ohio State all sorts of bulletin board material over the course of the last couple weeks. That can't hurt Ohio State- it can only help. If the Buckeyes fail to cover here, it won't be because they aren't motivated and focused enough.
Earlier in the year the spread in this matchup would have been Clemson -2.5 or so, and now we are north of a touchdown. These are two very good coaches and two high quality teams. I'll grab the points here.
Take Ohio State.