As the weekend rolls in and Monday night draws in, there’s no better time to look ahead to the College Football Playoff Final. We’re just over 12 hours away from kickoff between #1 Alabama and #3 Ohio State.
As the world makes their predictions ahead of the big game, BetOnline released odds for the MVP of Monday’s matchup.
We thought it’s no better time to do a quick look at our favorites to win the MVP Award of the National Title Game.
With Star Power on each side of the ball, there’s a handful of options to look at in this game.
On the Alabama sideline you obviously have Heisman winner DeVonta Smith who’s dominatedCollege Football this season. Smith is accompanied by Running Back Najee Harris, Quarterback Mac Jones, and the possible return of Star Receiver Jaylen Waddle.
Ohio State has a ton of fire power as well. Justin Fields is coming off a huge performance against the Clemson Tigers. Running Back Trey Sermon helps lead a dominant Buckeye running game.
With some of the biggest names on each sideline established, let’s take a look at the odds for one standout player on each sideline.
DeVonta Smith is the clear cut favorite to win the MVP of the National Title Game and rightfully so. This shouldn’t be news to anyone. The Heisman Trophy Winner has completely dominated College Football this season. Smith is coming off 22 Catches, 314 yards and 5 touchdowns over his last 2 games.
Ohio State’s secondary struggled a bit in the semifinal matchup against Clemson. They allowed Clemson receiver Cornell Powell to get off 8 Catches, 139 Yards, and 2 Touchdowns.
You’d expect the Buckeyes defense to throw every type of coverage at Smith on Monday Night. Smith will certainly be the primary focus of Ohio State’s Defense. The issue for Ohio State is whatever plans they might have to double cover Smith fly right out the window if Stud Receiver Jaylon Waddle is good to go.
Whatever concerns Ohio State’s shortened season put on Quarterback Justin Fields’ draft positioning. His performance against Clemson wiped any doubt from anyone’s mind.
In a matchup with against clear cut number one pick Trevor Lawrence, Fields proved that he should absolutely be in the conversation for the best QB in the 2021 draft.
A 22-28, 385 Yard, 6 Touchdown performance led the Buckeyes to an upset victory over the Clemson Tigers.
With the world already slotting Trevor Lawrence into pick number one to Jacksonville, I expect Fields to prove once again that he belongs in the conversation for the number one pick.
Alabama’s defense has looked suspect against higher powered offenses this season. They looked terrific last week against Notre Dame, but that says more about Notre Dame than Alabama. Fields will have every opportunity to exploit the Crimson Tide Defense.
If Ohio State can upset Alabama it will fully be on the shoulders of Fields. He’s an incredibly valuable option to win the MVP award.
As the National Title Game draws closer continue to visit BetOnline to make your wagers on the big game.