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National Championship Prop Bet Payday

13th January, 19:46

The National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and LSU Tigers kicks off Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and that means it's time to explore the wide range of prop bets. Given the magnitude of this game, there are hundreds of prop bets available for this contest, and we will give you five of our favorite plays for Monday night.

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list.

First Scoring Play: LSU Field Goal (+300)

On Monday night, we will see the nation's top-ranked offense against the top-ranked defense. While there is no doubt LSU QB Joe Burrow will be able to move the ball, Clemson's defense is excellent in the red zone. I wouldn't be surprised if LSU moves the ball up and down the field on Clemson, but has to settle for a Cade York field goal (21-26 this season) on its opening drive. At +300, this is insane value for a very likely outcome.

Shortest Touchdown: Under 1.5 yards (-125)

Despite Clemson having the nation's top-ranked defense, you can expect there will be a ton of points scored in this game. The Over/Under is at 67.5, which would indicate there are going to be several touchdowns scored. Don't be surprised if a few happen from just one-yard out. While the odds aren't great (-125), it's a fairly safe bet.

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First to 20 points: LSU (-182)

One thing LSU has done much better than Clemson this season is get off to fast starts. LSU's offensive coordinator Joe Brady is one of the nation's best at scripting the opening drive of the game. I fully expect LSU to put up 20 points by halftime before Clemson is able to get in a groove. Take LSU at -182 to be the first team to score 20 points Monday night.

Will either team score 3 unanswered times: No (+175)

With both teams having excellent offenses, it seems unlikely this game will have three-straight unanswered scores. Each side has a top-level quarterback and elite weapons, which means this game could turn into a shootout. But for this bet to hit, one offense would need to go cold or would need a few turnovers. That just doesn't seem likely considering how dominant both of these offenses have been this season. While it's never fun to root for this bet, it's a good value play at +175.

Will there be a score in the final two minutes of the 1st half: No (+220)

Much like the previous bet, rooting for no scores in the final two minutes of the first half is never a "fun" bet. However, there is just too much value to ignore here at +220. It's hard to bet against Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and Burrow here, but the value is just too good.

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