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College Football Playoff Championship Game Ohio State vs. Alabama: Preview, point spread, how to watch

The third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will face No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night.

Following their 49-28 victory over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will face No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night.

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What follows is everything you need to know about the Buckeyes' national championship game matchup.

Game info, how to watch on TV, betting line:

Date: Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla.

TV channel: ESPN

Live Stream:  Watch ESPN

Radio: ESPN WKNR 850, Ohio State Radio Network

Betting line: Alabama -8

Over-under point total: 75

Game preview

In a college football season that's been unlike any other before it, Ohio State finds itself one win away from winning its first College Football Playoff championship in six years. Despite having five regular-season games cancelled and missing multiple players due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic, the Buckeyes and quarterback Justin Fields appeared to be playing their best football of the season in their upset victory over Clemson in the semifinals.

Beating top-ranked Alabama, however, will be no easy task, as the Crimson Tide lay claim to three of the most talented offensive players in the country in Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith, quarterback Mac Jones and running back Najee Harris. Additionally, star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is questionable for Monday night's game and could return to play in his first game since Oct. 17.

Should Alabama win, it would mark the seventh national championship of head coach Nick Saban's career and sixth with the Crimson Tide. Meanwhile, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is seeking his first national championship in what is just his second full season in charge of the Buckeyes.