BCS National Championship Game Betting Odds Preview
|Written by Charlie Jimenez|
|Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:25|
The SEC will be well represented once again in this season’s BCS National Championship Game, with the No. 1 Auburn Tigers taking on the No. 2 Oregon Ducks of the PAC-10. An SEC team has won each of the last four national titles, and the Tigers can make it five if they can find a way to slow the nation’s top-ranked offense.
Tostitos’ National Championship Game
The Ducks dominated a PAC-10 conference that featured a couple of teams that many felt wouldn’t be as good as they were, but after strong years from both the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats, it appears as though the PAC-10 has undergone a bit of a resurgence. Oregon will look to prove that they belong with the best in the country, and end the SEC’s run on top.
NCAA Football Betting Preview: Oregon
The tandem of Heisman trophy runner-up and running back LaMichael James and quarterback Darron Thomas is as good as any in college football betting, the biggest reason why the Ducks ranked first in scoring offense. Oregon averaged over 49 points per game while at least hitting the 50-point mark on a couple of occasions, and will need one last big performance to bring home the biggest trophy of them all. James rushed for 1,682 yards and 21 touchdowns while Thomas proved to be a threat with both his legs and arm with a combined 33 scores, and that duo will be relied on heavily to prevent a defense with several question marks from being exposed. The Ducks seemed to get better defensively as the season wore on, but have yet to face an offense this strong.
NCAA Football Betting Preview: Auburn
Leading that offense is quarterback Cam Newton, easily the most popular name in college football this season. The Heisman trophy winner threw for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 1,409 more with 20 scores, obliterating the rest of the football betting competition in regards to his contributions to the team. Newton is complimented by running back Michael Dyer, who averaged close to six yards per carry with five touchdowns. The Tigers will need their own star tandem to be at its best to keep up with the nation’s top-ranked offense, which uses the type of spread-option format they wouldn’t have seen in the SEC. Auburn’s defense has been about strength and size, but will need to prove they can keep up with a very quick, speedy Oregon offense.
The Match Up: Oregon vs. Auburn
This sportsbook bonus game should feature plenty of big plays and tons of offense from both sides, after each averaged over 42 points per game during the regular season. The Ducks dominated the PAC-10, but never had to face a team as strong as Auburn. Look for the Tigers to flex their muscle and deliver the SEC its fifth straight national title.
BSN Sports Pick: Auburn - 3