The two College Football Playoff semifinal games take place on Friday 31st December, with the winner of each advancing to the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 10, 2022, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
2021 Cotton Bowl Classic Betting
The 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Alabama Crimson Tide is scheduled for December 31, 2021, with kickoff at 3:30 EST (2:30 p.m. local CST) at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Alabama are strong favorites going into the game with the offshore sportsbook Bovada, with odds of –480 to win the game, against +350 for Cincinnati. On the Spread, Alabama –13.5 can be backed at –115, while Cincinnati +13.5 are available at –105.
Head To Heads
The teams have met on six previous occasions, with the Crimson Tide winning all six. With likely Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young at quarterback, it’s difficult to see any result other than another Alabama win on this occasion, although the Bearcats could cover the spread.
2021 Orange Bowl Betting
The 2021 Orange Bowl will be played between the Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan Wolverines on December 31, 2021, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
This looks likely to be a closer outcome, with the betting odds at Bovada reflecting that, with Georgia the favorites to win at –290, with Michigan available at odds of +240. On the Spread, the Bulldogs –7.5 can be backed at –110, with the Wolverines +7.5 at –110.
There’s not a great deal to choose between the two teams, so the value bet could be in taking Michigan on the Spread.
* NCAAF odds correct at the time of publication. All betting odds are subject to changes.