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Ohio State opens as 3-point favorites over Clemson in 2016 Fiesta Bowl in College Football Playoff

The Buckeyes are favored in a rematch of the 2014 Orange Bowl.

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Just minutes after the official College Football Playoff selections had been announced, Las Vegas odds-makers began taking bets on the two semifinal games. No. 1 Alabama will take on No. 4 Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and No. 3 Ohio State will take on No. 2 Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

Despite being the lower-seeded team, the early odds from a number of sports books have installed Ohio State as either a 3 or 3.5-point favorite over the Tigers.

The Fiesta Bowl will come from Glendale, AZ on December 31st. The game will be a rematch of the 2014 Orange Bowl, in which Dabo Swinney’s Tigers outlasted Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes 40-35.

In the other semifinal, Alabama opens up as a two-touchdown favorite.