The BCS National Championship Game is one of the games on the college football bowl schedule this year, and today, I’m set to make my NCAA football pointspread picks for the ‘total’ in this clash. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to do battle at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Join me for my BCS National Championship Game tips for this 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff that can be seen on ESPN.
This is what it all comes down to this year, and when push comes to shove, I really think that this is going to be a game that features a few more points than the oddsmakers and most bettors are truthfully expecting to see. I know that both of these defenses are out of this world, and to think that either is going to ultimately allow 20 points seems to be blasphemous. That being said, there is still plenty of talent to be had on both sidelines in terms of offensive abilities. I’m not asking for a miracle. I’m just asking for a few touchdowns.
2013 BCS National Championship Game
Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1, 6-7 ATS) -10
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0, 7-5 ATS) +10
What I continue to preach and preached throughout the year with the Crimson Tide is that they did continually find ways to score points this year. They dropped 32 on the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game, and they scored at least 21 against everyone in the SEC this season. There’s no reason to think that RB Eddie Lacy and RB TJ Yeldon won’t end up combining for around 175-200 rushing yards once again in this game, regardless of how good the Notre Dame front seven truthfully is. And, for all of their flaws, the Golden Domers this year did average a respectable 26.8 points per game. This isn’t an inept offense, though I do recognize the fact that this is a team that didn’t play against an SEC foe of this caliber this year either.
So I take it for what it is. I’ve got an experienced quarterback in QB AJ McCarron who knows how to get the ball in the end zone in the biggest games that college football players will ever see, and I have a running game in that of the Crimson Tide that should be able to move the ball at least some when push comes to shove. I’m really just hoping that the Irish don’t get their doors blown off and that they keep this as a competitive game. If they do just that, there’s no reason to think that this one won’t ultimately find its way into the 40s in spite of the fact that these defenses are out of this world.
Alabama vs. Notre Dame Picks & Tips: Over 40.5