Clemson pegged as early favorite in 2020

Trevor Lawrence
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence suffered his first career loss on Monday night but the Tigers are not destined for a downturn.

At least that’s not the vision of oddsmakers ready to install the national champion runner-up to LSU as the team to beat next season.

Clemson was as much as a 6-point underdog to LSU before Monday’s game, but big money from professional bettors drove the line down to a 4-point spread hours before kickoff.

PointsBet opened with Clemson as the favorite for next season at +175, with Ohio State (+200) and Alabama (+500) close behind. LSU, which subtracts key talent in Heisman winner Joe Burrow and several key offensive linemen and defensive starters, is fourth at +800.

2020 national championship odds (PointsBet):

Clemson (+175)
Ohio State (+200)
Alabama (+550)
LSU (+800)
Georgia (+1000)
Florida (+1700)
Oklahoma (+1900)
Auburn (+2000)
Texas (+2300)
Notre Dame (+2500)
Michigan (+3200)
Oregon (+3200)
Penn State (+4000)
Wisconsin (+5000)
Washington (+6000
Oklahoma State (+6000)
Baylor (+7000)
USC (+8000)
Nebraska (+8000)
Utah (+9000)

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)