Alabama comes in as a heavy favorite to win its third title in four years under Nick Saban.
Alabama has one loss on the year which came to Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies, but still garner tons of respect as defending champions and the title-holders of the SEC.
On the other hand, Notre Dame is undefeated but also has faced a much easier schedule. The Fighting Irish have only faced a handful of quality opponents all year, notably the Stanford Cardinal, Michigan Wolverines and Oklahoma Sooners.
Both teams have bone-crushing defenses, which is why the over/under for Monday's matchup is a miniscule 40.5. The Irish are tops in the nation, allowing only 10.3 points per game, following by the Crimson Tide's 10.6 number.
Not surprisingly with such a large spread, just over 61 percent of the action is being put on Notre Dame.