The college football betting experts somehow expected it to be like this. When Texas A&M beat Alabama to ruin the Tide’s perfect season, the legend of Johnny Football grew, but the country’s faith in the Tide did not wane. When Alabama played Georgia at the end of the season to see who would play Notre Dame in the NCAA Championship Game, most people expected Alabama to win. It is that unwavering faith in Alabama that seems to carry the Tide towards its showdown with the Fighting Irish. But will it be enough to get Alabama a National Title?
The betting websites had assumed all season long that Alabama would be one of the teams in the BCS National Championship game in January, but that was based primarily on the notion that Alabama would be the top ranked team in the country. All season long, the football betting experts could not see any team that would challenge Alabama for that top spot in the country. But as the game against Texas A&M grew closer, the legend of Johnny Football started to overshadow the pursuit of a perfect season. By the time it was over, Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel had ruined Alabama’s perfect season and the Tide’s chances at a title.
The Fighting Irish never wavered all season long. Despite winning game after game, Notre Dame could not get on the sports betting radar as a legitimate contender for a title. It wasn’t until Alabama lost to Texas A&M that rumblings of a perfect season in Notre Dame started to become louder. When the Irish finished off its regular season at 12-0 and retained the top spot in the country, it was then up to Alabama to fight its way back into the championship game.
After all of that waiting, the football betting sites finally have their matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide for the National Championship. It promises to be a great game, and many fans are torn as to who will come out the winner. The Tide has a formidable offense, but Notre Dame’s defense has become legendary in its own right. Now the two get ready to clash to see which team gets college football immorality and which team gets to play the role of runner up.
When the dust clears, it should be Alabama that comes away with the crystal football. The Fighting Irish have a good offense, but it is not nearly as versatile as the Texas A&M offense. The Tide and the Irish did not play each other during the regular season, so there is no recent history to refer to. But if things remain constant and these two teams play as they have played all season long, then this should be a close game with the Tide coming out on top.
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Line: Alabama -10 and the total is at 41 1/2.