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Bettor wages $500,000 on Ohio State to upset Alabama in National Championship Game

Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) warms up before playing the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After seeing three players on their roster as finalists for the Heisman Trophy, the Alabama Crimson Tide head into the College Football Playoff National Championship Game as nine-point favorites against Ohio State.

This spread has changed from Alabama being -6.5 points following its semifinal win over Notre Dame and after Ohio State upset Clemson. Even then, one bettor in Las Vegas opted to wage a cool half million on Justin Fields and the Buckeyes to come out on top. This is not a drill.

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Bettor wages $500,000 on Ohio State to upset Alabama in National Championship Game

Keep in mind, this is not to cover. It’s for Ohio State to win the national championship outright. Said bettor would win a cool $1.3 million should the Buckeyes come out victorious.

Heading into the game, Alabama received 55% of the bets in Las Vegas with the Crimson Tide getting 60% of the money around the betting world.

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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) catches a touchdown pass in front of The Citadel defensive back Ronald Peterkin (33) during Alabama’s 50-17 win over The Citadel in Bryant-Denny Stadium, Nov. 17, 2018. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.] Alabama Defeats The Citadel

It makes sense with six-time championship head coach Nick Saban heading a squad that boasts three Heisman finalists in that of quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris and ultimate winner Devonta Smith.

Even then, Ohio State is coming off a thrilling win over Clemson in the semifinals. It’s a game that saw the above-mentioned Justin Fields outplay consensus No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft Trevor Lawrence.

For fans of the pro game watching this one, we project seven first-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft will be playing in this national title game between Ohio State and Alabama.

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