College Football Playoffs: How To Boost Your Chances Of Beating The Sportsbooks

Written By Marco Cerino on December 27, 2019 - Last Updated on February 20, 2020

The College Football Playoff semifinals will kick off Saturday to determine who will face off in the national championship game in January.

LSU faces Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl at 4 p.m. ET and then Clemson meets Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl in the nightcap. Both games feature conference champions; this is possibly the strongest quartet since the playoff took effect.

And of course, sportsbooks are excited to have action on these two games. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the top odds boosts and promotions at legal sportsbooks around the country.

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DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings has one odds boost for each of the semifinals.

  • For the opener, the Oklahoma Sooners to score first is boosted from +135 to +155.
  • For the second game, Ohio State to win outright and the game to go over 63.5 is boosted from +295 to +335.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel isn’t big on the odds boosts but they usually have some good promotions for games. The CFP is no exception.

Bet either semifinal on the pre-game moneyline and the Close Loss Insurance promotion is triggered. If your team loses by six points or fewer, you get your bet back, up to $50.

PointsBet Sportsbook

PointsBet has done a lot of cool promos and odds boosts during the 2019 football season. For the CFP, they’re looking to end the year with some fireworks.

PointsBet has a dozen boosts for Saturday — five for the Peach Bowl and seven for the Fiesta Bowl. Each boost is worth +25 on the price. Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Oklahoma backers can get +125 for Jalen Hurts to throw for over 270.5 yards.
  • For the LSU Tigers, Joe Burrow is +130 for over 3.5 passing TDs and +140 for over 370.5 yards through the air.
  • Think the Peach Bowl will be a shootout? It’s +130 for over 10.5 touchdowns total in the game.
  • In the nightcap, Ohio State wrecking ball Chase Young is +150 to get two or more sacks.
  • On offense, JK Dobbins is +135 to go over 125.5 yards on the ground, while Justin Fields can get bettors +125 if he can accumulate over 360 yards passing and running.
  • Clemson is looking to continue its unbeaten streak and repeat as national champions. Tigers signal caller Trevor Lawrence is +125 to throw for over 270.5 yards and +130 for three or more passing touchdowns, which he has done the last six games.

For more on each game, be sure to check out our College Football Playoff betting guides for the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.

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