2012 BCS Championship Game Odds
Monday Night’s 2012 BCS Championship Game will be a rematch between the two best teams in the country, as the undefeated (13-0) LSU Tigers [+2] and the second place (11-1) Alabama Crimson Tide [-2] get reacquainted, but this time it will be for all the marbles.
The 2012 BCS Championship Game is set to kickoff at 8:30 PM ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome live on ESPN. According to the latest 2012 BCS Championship Game Odds, the Tigers are expected to defeat Bama for a second time this season, this time by a safety. In addition, the OVER/UNDER between these teams is currently set at a combined total of 40 points scored.
If anyone can bring down the mighty LSU, it is Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. On November 5th, Alabama hosted LSU and did a great job of containing the Tigers offense, taking a 6-3 lead in the third.
LSU ended up tying the game in the final stanza and sending it into overtime. In the extra session, Les Miles’ Tigers regrouped and were able to come away with a baseball score of 9-6, on a field goal by Drew Alleman in the extra session.
Despite being defeated, the Tide was the only team in the nation not to lose to LSU by at least 13 points. Bama’s defense is ranked first in the country, allowing a stingy with 191.3 yards per game, closely followed by LSU’s D, which rankes second surrendering 252.1 yards per.
“We have great respect for that Alabama team,” Miles said. “I can see that it certainly was a great game against them at their place, and we certainly respect that outing and that team and we learned that they’re very capable.”
LSU will have quarterback Jordan Jefferson starting under center in the title game. Jefferson and Jarrett Lee split this season’s snaps, combining to throw a total 20 TDs and just about 2,000 passing yards. But that’s not all this team was able to do offensively.
Setting up the pass was a bruising running game that averaged a whopping, 215.2 yards per game. The Tigers were able to outscore all of their opponents by a total of 491 to 131… all but Alabama.
My prediction for this game has a lot to do with their first encounter, but not the way that most people would expect. I like ‘Bama and I’ll tell you why! I completely agree that LSU is indeed, not only the more talented, but I would even say is the better team overall.
However, the differential between these two squads is so microscopic that it leads me to believe that this game will not be won based on talent, but rather on adjustments… like a game of chess has moves and counter-moves.I believe that the team that makes the best adjustments, stemming from their initial encounter, will win this game!
Having that said, I firmly believe that the losers will always have a lot more to be critical about, and thus, more things to correct. Just like in everyday life, we always seem to learn more from our mistakes/missteps than we do from our triumphs.
Ultimately, I like the Tide to pull it off and it’s not fair, because they’re not the better team, in my eyes. Instead, they’re just the ones that will make the better adjustments…