Alabama and Ohio State are less than 12 hours away from kicking off at the College Football Playoff national championship game in Miami, Florida.
The No. 1 Crimson Tide come into the game having beaten No. 4 Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl. Alabama won comfortably against the Fighting Irish, defeating Brian Kelly’s squad, 31-14.
Ohio State, meanwhile, had a dominant performance against No. 2 Clemson. The No. 3 Buckeyes blew out the Tigers, 49-28, at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Who’s going to win on Monday night?
Alabama comes into the game as a touchdown favorite, but former ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz is going with the Buckeyes. The former Notre Dame head coach is picking Ohio State to beat Alabama, 34-27.
Holtz’s longtime colleague, Mark May, is going with Alabama. The former ESPN college football analyst is picking Alabama to beat Ohio State, 45-31, to win the national championship.
Alabama and Ohio State are scheduled to kick off shortly after 8 p.m. E.T. on Monday night.
The College Football Playoff national championship game will air on ESPN.