2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers January 03, 2019 by Marc Jerbs

On Monday, the stage is set for the College Football Playoff National Championship game between defending champion and No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 2 Clemson Tigers. Game time is set 8PM ET at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

For the third time in the last four years, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the national championship game. These two teams have dominated college football and no other teams have come close in disrupting their awesome rivalry.

Defending champion Alabama advanced to the national championship for the fourth consecutive season after defeating Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, 45-34. The defending champs was again led by QB Tua Tagavailoa, who completed 24 passes for 318 yards, 4 TDs for 96.4 QB rating. The Crimson Tide's juggernaut is full speed ahead as they chase for a back-to-back national championship title.

Clemson reached the national championship game by beating Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl, 30-3. Rookie QB Trevor Lawrence led the team as he threw for 327 yards with 3 TDs. Coach Dabo Swinney entrusted his team to a freshman QB who's poised under pressure, a hard worker and has a precise throwing arm.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Alabama as a 5.5-point favorite to beat Clemson on Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Game.