Best bets for the College Football Playoff Semifinals

The College Football Playoff is ready to get underway. With heavy hitters in the field, there are plenty of betting opportunities.

ESPN betting analysts Preston Johnson, Doug Kezirian, Bill Connelly and Phil Steele are here to offer up their best bets as we close in on the championship matchup.

Note: Lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.


CFP semifinal: Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl

No. 1 LSU Tigers (-13.5, 76) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners

(4 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN; at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)

Steele: LSU’s signature victory this season came at Alabama in a 46-41 triumph. The next week, in a massive letdown spot on the road, the Tigers were shredded by Ole Miss for 402 rushing yards but still came away with a 58-37 win. Since then, the LSU defense has allowed just 253 yards per game.

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