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CFB Game Matchup Report
Monday, 01/07/2019 at 08:00 pm CLEMSON (15-0) at  ALABAMA (14-1)
All Matchups Game Center Bet Now Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
151CLEMSON 58 44.3 13.1 15-0 9-6-0 7-7-0 248.5 278.7 527.2 96.3 189.6 285.9
152ALABAMA -5 45.6 18.1 14-1 8-7-0 10-5-0 198.4 323.6 522 121.3 198.3 319.6
Preview - ALABAMA vs CLEMSONGame Write Up
For the third time in four years, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game features the Clemson Tigers as an underdog against the Alabama Crimson Tide. These two teams also played last year in the semifinals and Alabama won in lopsided...more
By Adam Burke | January 2, 2019, 9:22 am
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
CLEMSON -4 9
ALABAMA
Average power rating of opponents played: ALABAMA 40.7, CLEMSON 38.5
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CLEMSON Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in a bowl game 1-0 3-1 12-12 0-1 1-3 7-18 1-0 3-1 12-13
in major bowl games (played in January) 0-0 1-1 4-5 0-0 1-1 4-6 0-0 1-1 3-7
as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points 0-0 1-1 32-15 0-0 1-1 14-22 0-0 1-1 17-31
in all games 8-6 24-17 167-153 6-7 17-24 108-136 14-0 40-3 231-112
in all lined games 8-6 24-17 167-153 6-7 17-24 108-136 14-0 40-3 215-112
when the total is between 56.5 and 63 4-2 9-9 25-26 3-3 7-11 23-28 6-0 16-2 35-16
as an underdog 0-0 3-1 60-36 0-0 2-2 30-40 0-0 3-1 37-61
as a neutral field underdog 0-0 2-1 10-5 0-0 1-2 5-11 0-0 2-1 8-8
as a neutral field underdog of 7 points or less 0-0 2-1 10-5 0-0 1-2 5-11 0-0 2-1 8-8
as a neutral field underdog of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 1-1 8-3 0-0 1-1 3-9 0-0 1-1 6-6
on a neutral field where the total is between 56.5 and 63 1-0 2-1 5-4 0-1 1-2 3-6 1-0 3-0 6-3
against SEC opponents 0-2 4-4 25-26 2-0 4-4 18-27 2-0 7-1 28-24
when playing on a Monday 0-0 1-1 6-5 0-0 1-1 4-7 0-0 1-1 5-6
when playing with 8 days rest 0-0 2-0 10-7 0-0 2-0 6-8 0-0 2-0 13-4
after playing a non-conference game 2-2 9-4 53-42 2-2 5-8 34-44 4-0 13-0 70-38
in games played on a grass field 5-6 19-14 149-139 5-5 14-20 99-116 11-0 34-1 209-101
in games played on a neutral field 2-0 5-2 19-15 0-2 2-5 11-23 2-0 6-1 20-15
in January games 0-0 1-1 4-5 0-0 1-1 4-6 0-0 1-1 3-7
in non-conference games 1-4 9-7 49-54 2-2 6-9 35-50 5-0 15-1 85-36
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 2-1 6-3 47-40 2-1 5-4 37-33 3-0 9-0 62-30
after covering the spread in 4 or 5 out of their last 6 games 4-2 5-7 30-33 2-4 4-8 19-32 6-0 9-3 46-21
after covering the spread in 5 or 6 out of their last 7 games 3-2 3-3 16-18 1-4 2-4 7-20 5-0 5-1 23-14
after covering the spread in 6 or 7 out of their last 8 games 1-2 1-2 5-14 1-2 1-2 5-11 3-0 3-0 11-9
after having won 8 or more out of their last 10 games 2-2 8-5 16-15 1-3 5-7 10-20 4-0 12-1 24-8
after a cover as a double digit favorite 5-2 11-6 37-20 2-5 6-11 17-35 7-0 15-2 46-11
after 2 consecutive covers as a favorite 3-1 7-3 23-18 2-2 4-6 12-26 4-0 9-1 32-9
after 2 straight covers as a double digit favorite 3-1 6-2 9-8 2-2 3-5 4-13 4-0 7-1 15-2
after allowing 14 points or less last game 5-3 15-9 70-63 5-3 13-12 49-56 8-0 22-3 92-47
after allowing 14 points or less in 2 straight games 2-1 6-3 20-25 3-0 6-3 17-21 3-0 8-1 29-17
after allowing 17 points or less in 2 straight games 3-2 7-7 40-39 3-2 7-7 24-38 5-0 12-2 57-24
after allowing 6 points or less last game 1-1 6-3 20-18 1-1 4-5 13-14 2-0 7-2 25-13
after allowing 9 points or less last game 3-3 10-6 42-27 4-2 9-7 24-29 6-0 14-2 47-23
after allowing 3 points or less in the first half last game 5-2 13-10 52-44 4-3 11-13 33-41 7-0 21-3 70-32
after a win by 17 or more points 7-4 16-9 64-51 5-6 11-14 38-60 11-0 23-2 83-37
after 2 straight wins by 17 or more points 5-3 9-5 26-19 3-5 5-9 13-28 8-0 13-1 33-13
after 3 straight wins by 17 or more points 4-2 5-3 8-9 2-4 2-6 4-11 6-0 7-1 13-4
after 4 straight wins by 17 or more points 3-2 3-3 3-6 1-4 1-5 2-5 5-0 5-1 8-1
after a win by 21 or more points 7-3 14-8 55-43 5-5 9-13 31-52 10-0 20-2 69-32
after 2 straight wins by 21 or more points 5-1 7-3 19-15 2-4 3-7 8-23 6-0 9-1 23-11
after 3 straight wins by 21 or more points 3-0 3-1 5-6 1-2 1-3 2-7 3-0 3-1 8-3
after leading their last 2 games by 14+ points at the half 3-1 7-5 19-16 2-2 5-7 11-21 4-0 10-2 27-9
after leading in their previous game by 17 or more points at the half 6-2 15-6 49-28 4-4 12-10 32-37 8-0 20-2 63-18
after scoring 20 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games 4-1 13-6 43-35 2-3 9-9 27-41 5-0 17-2 60-21
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 5-2 14-8 89-68 2-5 9-13 54-69 7-0 20-2 115-48
after 2 or more consecutive wins against the spread 3-1 8-4 46-36 2-2 5-7 28-39 4-0 11-1 61-23
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 8-5 23-14 114-101 6-7 16-22 80-94 13-0 35-3 151-74
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins 8-4 21-12 74-64 5-7 13-20 50-66 12-0 30-3 107-37
after 3 or more consecutive straight up wins 8-3 18-10 50-49 5-6 11-17 40-48 11-0 25-3 75-26
after 4 or more consecutive straight up wins 7-3 14-9 33-36 4-6 9-14 31-32 10-0 20-3 53-17
after 5 or more consecutive straight up wins 7-2 10-8 20-28 4-5 7-11 23-23 9-0 15-3 36-13
after 6 or more consecutive straight up wins 6-2 7-7 14-21 3-5 5-9 18-16 8-0 11-3 24-11
after 7 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-2 6-4 11-12 3-4 5-5 13-10 7-0 9-1 18-5
after 8 or more consecutive straight up wins 4-2 5-3 8-9 2-4 3-5 8-9 6-0 7-1 13-4
when playing against a team with a winning record 6-3 15-10 82-74 3-6 11-15 51-85 9-0 25-2 94-65
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ALABAMA Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
in a bowl game 0-1 2-3 13-12 0-1 2-3 15-10 1-0 4-1 17-8
in major bowl games (played in January) 0-0 1-2 9-7 0-0 2-1 12-4 0-0 2-1 11-5
as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points 0-0 3-3 42-40 0-0 2-4 39-30 0-0 4-2 63-19
in all games 8-6 24-19 172-166 9-5 22-21 132-145 14-0 41-2 264-85
in all lined games 8-6 24-19 172-166 9-5 22-21 132-145 14-0 41-2 258-84
when the total is between 56.5 and 63 3-4 6-6 8-18 7-0 7-5 12-14 7-0 12-0 22-4
as a favorite 8-6 24-19 135-138 9-5 22-21 104-112 14-0 41-2 237-37
as a neutral field favorite 1-2 6-4 19-13 2-1 6-4 23-9 3-0 9-1 28-4
as a neutral field favorite of 7 points or less 0-0 1-2 7-4 0-0 2-1 7-4 0-0 2-1 10-1
as a neutral field favorite of 3.5 to 7 points 0-0 1-2 5-4 0-0 2-1 7-2 0-0 2-1 8-1
on a neutral field where the total is between 56.5 and 63 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 2-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-1
against ACC opponents 1-0 3-1 9-5 1-0 2-2 6-6 1-0 3-1 12-2
when playing on a Monday 0-0 1-2 5-3 0-0 2-1 5-3 0-0 2-1 7-1
when playing with 8 days rest 0-0 0-1 0-3 0-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 0-1 1-2
after playing a non-conference game 3-1 5-9 49-59 3-1 8-6 42-42 4-0 12-2 85-25
in games played on a grass field 7-4 16-15 148-148 6-5 13-18 107-133 11-0 29-2 228-79
in games played on a neutral field 1-2 6-4 26-21 2-1 6-4 30-17 3-0 9-1 34-13
in January games 0-0 1-2 9-7 0-0 2-1 12-4 0-0 2-1 11-5
in non-conference games 2-3 9-7 56-57 4-1 7-9 42-44 5-0 15-1 101-20
after failing to cover the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-2 9-5 60-47 2-1 8-6 43-44 3-0 13-1 80-32
after failing to cover the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 2-0 4-1 34-18 1-1 2-3 20-23 2-0 5-0 43-12
after having won 8 or more out of their last 10 games 1-3 5-8 30-33 3-1 6-7 33-23 4-0 11-2 48-16
off a no-cover where the team won as a favorite 2-3 8-7 58-38 3-2 9-6 41-35 5-0 15-0 83-13
off 2 no-covers where the team won as a favorite 1-1 5-1 22-4 1-1 4-2 11-8 2-0 6-0 23-3
after leading in their previous game by 17 or more points at the half 5-4 9-10 40-34 6-3 10-9 34-34 9-0 18-1 64-11
after scoring 31 points or more in 2 straight games 4-5 11-11 39-35 5-4 10-12 33-36 9-0 21-1 63-11
after scoring 31 points or more in 3 straight games 3-4 9-6 25-18 4-3 7-8 17-24 7-0 15-0 39-4
after scoring 31 points or more in 4 straight games 3-2 7-4 16-11 3-2 5-6 11-15 5-0 11-0 25-2
after scoring and allowing 30 pts or more last game 1-0 3-0 9-4 0-1 1-2 6-6 1-0 3-0 10-3
after scoring 37 points or more last game 6-4 14-11 54-46 7-3 13-12 43-47 10-0 24-1 80-22
after scoring 42 points or more last game 5-4 11-9 36-24 6-3 8-12 23-32 9-0 19-1 53-8
after scoring 24 points or more in the first half last game 5-3 10-8 35-32 5-3 10-8 30-33 8-0 17-1 60-9
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 2-3 9-7 84-74 3-2 9-7 65-63 5-0 16-0 120-39
after 2 or more consecutive losses against the spread 1-1 5-1 43-22 1-1 4-2 29-26 2-0 6-0 49-17
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 7-6 20-19 130-119 8-5 20-19 96-106 13-0 37-2 205-51
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins 6-6 18-17 103-85 7-5 18-17 77-81 12-0 33-2 156-36
after 3 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-6 17-15 82-64 7-4 16-16 57-70 11-0 30-2 127-22
after 4 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-5 15-14 68-51 6-4 14-15 46-57 10-0 27-2 104-16
after 5 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-4 14-12 57-41 5-4 12-14 39-46 9-0 24-2 85-14
after 6 or more consecutive straight up wins 5-3 13-10 50-29 4-4 10-13 33-38 8-0 21-2 70-11
after 7 or more consecutive straight up wins 4-3 11-9 39-25 4-3 9-11 27-32 7-0 18-2 55-11
after 8 or more consecutive straight up wins 3-3 8-9 27-22 3-3 7-10 21-26 6-0 15-2 42-9
when playing against a team with a winning record 4-3 13-10 89-81 3-4 11-12 73-80 7-0 21-2 108-65
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
CLEMSON Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 3-0 2.8 3-0 1-2 38.667 27.333 479.667 7.195 0.333 9.667 9.667 297 4.325 2.333
Grass 12-0 5.8 6-6 6-5 45.333 23.75 520.667 7.282 1.083 15.333 6.833 306.583 4.487 1.75
All 15-0 7.8 9-6 7-7 44.267 23.267 527.2 7.343 1.133 13.133 6.133 285.933 4.188 1.6
Road Games 8-0 6.8 7-1 5-3 42.75 24.125 497.25 7.326 0.875 12 5.75 275.5 3.993 1.625
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
ALABAMA Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Grass 11-1 -0.2 7-5 7-5 44.417 29.333 522.417 7.654 1 16.5 9.083 305.5 4.786 1.333
Last 3 Games 2-1 -0.2 0-3 2-1 32 20.333 458 6.67 1.333 35.333 20.667 469 6.668 0
Home Games 7-0 0 4-3 5-2 46.143 28.286 523 8.118 0.857 13.143 6.714 287.286 4.372 1.571
All 14-1 0.8 8-7 10-5 45.6 29 522 7.76 1 18.067 9.6 319.533 4.886 1.4
CLEMSON Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 44.3 23.3 23.8 28.76 38-249 (6.6) 22-34 64.4% 278.7 (8.2) 72-527 7.3 11.9
Opponents Defensive Avg. 28.6 14.6 20.6 29.56 38-170 (4.5) 19-33 58.8% 234.4 (7.1) 71-404 5.7 14.1
Offense Road Games 42.8 24.1 20.6 28.8 34-216 (6.3) 22-34 64.3% 281 (8.4) 68-497 7.3 11.6
Defense (All Games) 13.1 6.1 15.6 31.24 38-96 (2.5) 16-30 53.2% 189.6 (6.4) 68-286 4.2 21.8
Opponents Offensive Avg. 28.6 14.6 20.6 29.56 38-170 (4.5) 19-33 58.8% 234.4 (7.1) 71-404 5.7 14.1
Defense Road Games 12 5.8 15.5 31.2 41-101 (2.5) 14-28 48.9% 174.5 (6.2) 69-276 4 23
ALABAMA Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 45.6 29 24.9 30.32 38-198 (5.2) 20-29 68.7% 323.6 (11.1) 67-522 7.8 11.4
Opponents Defensive Avg. 28.2 13.2 20 29.41 37-160 (4.3) 18-30 60.3% 231.2 (7.7) 67-391 5.8 13.9
Offense Road Games 46.1 28.3 24 28.9 37-185 (5) 20-28 72.7% 338.1 (12.2) 64-523 8.1 11.3
Defense (All Games) 18.1 9.6 16.9 29.54 34-121 (3.5) 16-31 52.5% 198.3 (6.4) 65-320 4.9 17.7
Opponents Offensive Avg. 28.2 13.2 20 29.41 37-160 (4.3) 18-30 60.3% 231.2 (7.7) 67-391 5.8 13.9
Defense Road Games 13.1 6.7 15.3 30.8 38-146 (3.9) 14-28 48.7% 141.3 (5.1) 66-287 4.4 21.9
CLEMSON Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.5 13-6 45.5% 1-0 60% 1-30 (22.7) 3-20 (7.1) 5-45
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.8 0.6 1.4 1.4 14-5 38.2% 2-1 51.4% 2-52 (22.4) 18-2 (11.3) 6-50
Stats For (Road Games) 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.8 14-6 43.4% 1-1 44.4% 1-19 (21.9) 3-24 (7.6) 4-41
Stats Against (All Games) 0.8 0.8 1.6 0 16-4 28.2% 2-1 35.7% 2-44 (20.5) 1-8 (7.1) 7-52
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.7 0.7 1.5 0 14-6 39.6% 2-1 48.2% 2-47 (22) 15-1 (10.8) 6-49
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.8 0.9 1.6 0 17-4 25.8% 2-1 43.8% 2-38 (17.9) 2-15 (8) 7-57
ALABAMA Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.5 0.5 1 0.4 11-6 52.1% 1-0 46.7% 1-35 (23.8) 1-17 (14.7) 6-53
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.4 13-5 37.7% 2-1 49.7% 2-43 (20.4) 7-1 (7.9) 6-53
Stats For (Home Games) 0.1 0.7 0.9 0.7 11-6 52% 0-0 0% 1-23 (20.3) 1-14 (12.5) 5-49
Stats Against (All Games) 0.9 0.5 1.4 0 15-5 34.2% 2-1 45.8% 3-55 (20.1) 1-2 (2.7) 6-52
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.6 0.6 1.2 0 14-6 40.5% 1-1 52.6% 2-44 (22.3) 14-2 (8.6) 6-56
Stats Against (Home Games) 1.1 0.4 1.6 0 15-5 30.8% 2-1 38.5% 2-41 (17.9) 1-0 (0.5) 6-58
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CLEMSON Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
12/29/2018 NOTRE DAME 30-3 W -10.5 W 58 U 37-211 27-41-327 1 35-88 17-34-160 2
12/01/2018 @PITTSBURGH 42-10 W -28 W 53.5 U 48-192 4-16-8 5 35-301 12-24-118 1
11/24/2018 S CAROLINA 56-35 W -25 W 58.5 O 55-351 27-37-393 0 25-90 32-50-510 0
11/17/2018 DUKE 35-6 W -29.5 W 60.5 U 36-208 21-39-251 2 35-104 24-44-158 4
11/10/2018 @BOSTON COLLEGE 27-7 W -17.5 W 52 U 33-9 14-24-104 5 30-129 29-41-295 2
11/03/2018 LOUISVILLE 77-16 W -39 W 61.5 O 37-492 14-20-169 0 36-81 17-34-231 3
01/07/2019 @ALABAMA 44-16 W 5 W 57.5 O 37-148 22-36-295 0 31-135 20-32-347 1
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ALABAMA Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
12/29/2018 OKLAHOMA 45-34 W -15 W 80.5 U 42-200 25-28-328 1 32-163 19-37-308 0
12/01/2018 @GEORGIA 35-28 W -12.5 W 62.5 O 39-153 25-40-301 1 29-157 17-34-246 2
11/24/2018 AUBURN 52-21 W -26 W 53 O 26-123 26-33-377 4 43-130 15-32-153 1
11/17/2018 THE CITADEL 50-17 W -53.5 W 62.5 O 23-190 21-26-371 1 60-275 0-2-0 0
11/10/2018 MISSISSIPPI ST 24-0 W -22 W 51 U 45-142 17-27-163 1 30-44 11-20-125 0
11/03/2018 @LSU 29-0 W -13.5 W 51.5 U 25-12 18-35-184 1 37-281 25-42-295 0
01/07/2019 CLEMSON 16-44 L -5 L 57.5 O 37-148 22-36-295 0 31-135 20-32-347 1
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ALABAMA games 51.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (20-19)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ALABAMA games 52.3% of the time since 1992. (159-145)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEMSON games 54.1% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (20-17)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEMSON games 48.6% of the time since 1992. (136-144)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ALABAMA games 53.8% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (21-18)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ALABAMA games 45.3% of the time since 1992. (107-129)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEMSON games 27% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-27)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEMSON games 48.3% of the time since 1992. (102-109)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
CLEMSON 44 57.5 O 31 21 28:23 31-135 20-31 347 0 0 1-12
01/07/2019 ALABAMA 16 -5 16 23 31:37 37-148 22-37 295 0 2 6-60
ALABAMA 24 47 U 10 16 32:11 42-141 16-42 120 1 0 2-10
01/01/2018 CLEMSON 6 3 3 14 27:49 33-64 18-33 124 0 2 4-29
CLEMSON 35 51 O 7 31 34:44 42-91 36-42 420 2 0 3-35
01/09/2017 ALABAMA 31 -6 14 16 25:16 34-221 14-34 155 0 0 9-82
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