After defeating Georgia in thrilling fashion in the SEC Championship Game, Alabama will meet Notre Dame in Miami, with the winner earning the right to be labeled as National Champions.
Crimson Tide And Notre
Dame Head to Miami: Will Meet In BCS Championship Game
Alabama will have a chance to capture the BCS Title for the
third time in the last four years when they face the number one team in the
nation, Notre Dame on January 7th in Miami.
There is still more than a month before this game actually
kicks off, but Sportsbooks have already posted an early line, with 5Dimes
listing Alabama as a-10 point favorite, while Pinnacle and the Greek are
showing the Crimson Tide as -7 1/2 point favorites.
This line in no way reflects that Alabama will cruise to
victory. In fact, I am surprised at the inflated number, as Notre Dame has a
great chance to win this game outright.
While these lines aren’t official just yet, you are still
able to make a wager at the respective offshore Sportsbooks.
Bettors have been taking advantage of the generous point
spread, as it has been rumored that over 80% of the money that has come in on
this game thus far has been placed on Notre Dame, the top ranked team in the
You can check odds from all of the major books for BCS Bowl Games right here!
This is the first time Notre Dame has been ranked number one
in the BCS Standings in its school history. And the main reason is the team’s
defense, which has proved they can compete with any team in the country – even
those from the SEC.
Notre Dame is 12-0 straight up on the year, but just 7-5
against the spread. They were listed as an underdog twice this season and
produced a 2-0 record ATS in that spot.
Meanwhile, Alabama has produced a 12-1 straight up record,
but are much worse against the spread, with a 6-7 record. At no point this year
were they ever listed as an underdog in any of their 13 matchups.
The BCS Championship Game can’t get much bigger than this…
Good luck with all of your sports picks and until the bowls begin!