The 2019 College Football Playoff is quickly coming to an end as Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers prepare to face off for the national championship title of the NCAA Division I FBS.
Semifinal playoff games wrapped up this past Saturday, with Alabama defeating Oklahoma (45-34) in the Orange Bowl and Clemson overtaking Notre Dame (30-3) in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Next, the two semifinal winning teams will head to the National Championship Game, officially concluding the 2018-19 College Football postseason.
The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game will take place Monday, Jan. 7, in Santa Clara, California.
From how to watch and stream the game to betting odds and spreads, we rounded up everything you need to know before Monday’s playoff bowl. We even added photos of Alabama and Clemson from the semifinal bowls that you won’t want to miss. Check it out below.
2019 College Football Playoff Game date, time and TV channels:
Date: Monday Jan. 7, 2019
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
TV Network: The game will broadcast on ESPN
Online: The game will stream on WatchESPN
Alabama-Clemson CFP Matchup History: Monday night’s showdown marks only the 5th year of the College Football Playoff era, but will be the third time in four years that Alabama and Clemson compete against one another at the national championship game. Alabama beat Clemson (45-40) for the 2016 title and then only a year later the Tigers nabbed it back from Tide (35-31).
Alabama dominated Clemson (24-6) during at the 2018 Sugar Bowl semifinal game last season.
Point Spreads for the College Football Playoff National Championship Game 2019
Bovada: -6 Alabama
OddShark: – 5 Alabama
BetOnline: -5 Alabama
Unibet: -5 Alabama
Westgate: -4.5 Alabama
*All spreads as of Jan. 05
College Football Playoff Semifinal Bowl Games: Highlights
2019 Cotton Bowl Classic: Clemson Tigers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Final Score: Clemson (30), Notre Dame (3)
Game Date: December 29, 2018
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington Texas
Clemson Tigers defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) and Clemson Tigers defensive end Nick Rowell (97) celebrate the trophy during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between Norte Dame vs Clemson on Dec. 29, 2018. (Manny Flores/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Members of the Clemson Tigers celebrate after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29, 2018. (Tom Sooter/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney leads his team arm in arm during NCAA Football game action between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clemson Tigers at the NCAA Football Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Dec. 29, 2018. (John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Clemson Tigers wide receiver Justyn Ross (8) celebrates with Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) after he catches a pass for a touchdown. (Manny Flores/REX/Shutterstock)
Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 scrambles with the ball. (Albert Pena/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Clemson Tigers safety Isaiah Simmons (11) strips away the ball for a fumble, but was eventually reversed during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against the Notre Dame. (Manny Flores/ CSM/Flores/Shutterstock)
2019 Orange Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Final Score: Crimson Tide (45), Sooners (35)
Game Date: December 29, 2018
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) during the Capital One Orange Bowl NCAA College Football Playoff game between Alabama and Oklahoma Sooners at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Josh Jacobs (8) smiles during the Orange Bowl NCAA College Football Playoff game. (Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during the Orange Bowl NCAA College Football Playoff game between Alabama and Oklahoma. (Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy #4 looks over his shoulder for the ball as he streaks down the sidelines during the Orange Bowl Football Playoff game between Alabama and Oklahoma. (Kyle Okita/CSM/REX/Shutterstock)
Lead images (L-R) by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock; Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock. Info. sourced from NCAA.com.