CFB Playoffs: Live Spreads, Lines For Bowls and Championship

Spreads for all four potential title-game matchups in the College Football Playoffs are posted and receiving action in at least one sportsbook. Here is an overview of the matchups and lines.


At least one sportsbook is already taking wagers on all four potential title-game matchups in the College Football Playoff. is open for action all combinations for the final game, allowing handicappers to perhaps find an early edge should they favor a specific showdown in the championship game.

Live CFP Championship Spreads
 Matchup Spread
 ALA-OSU Crimson Tide -7.5
 ALA-CLM Crimson Tide -9
 OSU-WAS Buckeyes -7.5
 CLM-WAS Tigers -7

Of course, top-rated Alabama is a heavy favorite to repeat as champion and is a significant chalk in both potential title matchups.

The Tide would be 7.5-point favorites against Ohio State, which beat Alabama in the first CFP two seasons ago.

In a potential title-game rematch with Clemson, Alabama would be a nine-point favorite after closing at -7 in last season's CFP championship game against the Tigers.

In the event Washington, a two-touchdown underdog in the national semifinals, were to pull a massive upset of Alabama, it would be a 7.5-point underdog against Ohio State in the final.

In what would be the mathematically least-likely title game, Clemson would be a touchdown favorite against Washington.

Alabama is currently a 15-point favorite in most outlets (some are offering 14.5) against Washington in the Dec. 31 Peach Bowl, the first half of the national semifinals.

In the other, Ohio State has held steady as a universal three-point favorite in the Fiesta Bowl against Clemson.

The winners will face off Jan. 9 in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.