|2012 BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. LSU Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Monday, 09 January 2012 15:30|
BCS National Title Game Free Pick
Odds: Oddsmakers have installed Alabama as a 2.5-point favorite over LSU, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 40.5 for tonight’s game. The Crimson Tide finished the regular season with an 11-1 record while the Tigers wrapped up 2011 with a perfect mark of 13-0.
Line Movement: LSU opened as a 1-point favorite nearly a month ago but the line has since moved in Alabama’s favor. Now most sports books have the Crimson Tide sitting as a 1, 2, or 2.5-point favorite depending on what book you view. The over/under total, meanwhile, is on the rise. After opening at 40 it has climbed to 40.5 or 41 depending on the sports book.
Public Betting: Of the 60,000-plus wagers on today’s game, 65% of college football public bettors currently favor LSU. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link provided to ensure that you’re viewing the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
College Football Free Pick: Take the Crimson Tide. There’s no doubt that Nick Saban has spent these past couple of weeks analyzing every play the Tigers have made this season, including in LSU’s victory over ‘Bama earlier in the year. Given that much time and preparation, Saban is likely going to beat you, although there’s no doubt that Les Miles will have plenty of tricks up his sleeve as well. In the end, look for Alabama’s No. 1 defense and the rushing abilities of Trent Richardson to win out. According to latest college football trends, the Tide are 4-0 against the spread in their last four netural site games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight conference games.
2012 BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FREE PICK: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE –2.5