The 2013 BCS National Championship picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free bowl picks for all of the games on the schedule. Check out the Alabama vs. Notre Dame picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game.
BCS Championship Game Picks: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Monday, January 7th, 8:30 ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
BCS Championship Game Betting Odds: Alabama -9
Alabama vs. Notre Dame Live TV Coverage: ESPN
After weeding through 124 teams this year, there are just two that are remaining in the battle to win the BCS National Championship Game. The Fighting Irish have been the only undefeated team in America that has been eligible over the course of the last two weeks, but they haven’t necessarily ever been considered the best team in the land. Alabama, even when it was ranked down at fourth, was always thought to be as good of a team as there is in the country, and it will have a chance to win a second straight National Championship.
However, the Fighting Irish have themselves a heck of a defense that can carry this team. All eyes are going to be on LB Manti Te’o, who has figured out how to get the job done time and time again for his team. There were just so many major stands on the goal line to beat teams like USC, Pittsburgh, and Stanford, and that’s simply remarkable. Still, the offense for Notre Dame is going to have some major problems against an Alabama defense that is ranked in the Top 6 in the land in both the rushing game and the passing game.
The truth of the matter is that Alabama is a heck of a lot more able to get the ball up the field both on the ground and through the air. QB AJ McCarron only threw three interceptions for the entire year, and he can work the ball up to WR Amari Cooper just like he did in the SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs. And of course, there is no doubt that the team can win the National Championship without ever really throwing the ball as well. RB Eddie Lacy and RB TJ Yeldon both had over 100 yards on the ground against UGA, and both had over 1,000 yards for the season. This is just something that Notre Dame isn’t going to be able to contend with. Lay the hefty point spread here on the National Championship Game odds, as Head Coach Nick Saban is as good in games like this one as any coach in America, and he’ll coach his boys up to a seventh straight cover in a neutral site games.
Alabama vs. Notre Dame Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -9
BCS Championship Game Score Prediction: Alabama 27 – Notre Dame 13