I’ve been so busy lately, I almost forgot to pick a winner. My picks for the semi-finals were correct, even if my scores were a little off. So now we have LSU vs Clemson, playing in New Orleans on 13 January, 2020.
Here’s the thing: both of these teams are really good. Clemson has one of the most talented teams ever. They are stacked, from top to bottom. LSU won nearly every award possible this year, including the Heisman. These two teams could put out more draft picks than some conferences will, each, and they most definitely will over the next 2 years. They have 2 very likely overall first picks, their QBs.
Everyone has LSU as a 5.5 point favorite. LSU did win 2 games this year within 5 points, they beat Auburn by 3 and Alabama by 5. Those are also rivals, so it’s difficult to judge based on games like that. I’m worried the first half of Clemson’s game against OSU is throwing me off, but:
LSU 31 – Clemson 20