|Written by Brock Lanning|
|Monday, 09 January 2012 13:12|
The 2012 National Championship game for the college football season is scheduled to kick-off tonight between the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide and #1 LSU Tigers at 8:30pm EST from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on ESPN or online at ESPN3. Depending on where you go, BCS betting odds at offshore sportsbooks have the game at a pick'em or you could go to the Vegas Hilton and lay Alabama at -2.5 giving the undefeated Tigers +2.5 as underdogs. The over/under total has been a steady 40.5 along with the moneyline that favors the Crimson Tide -115. Along with the standard point spreads, bookmakers have also listed plenty of BCS props for tonight's game from New Orleans. Sportsbooks have opened lines on team prop bets such as who will score first between LSU vs Alabama, the type of score (TD, FG, Safety) or which team will be the first to score 10-points just to name a few.
Vegas is starting to buzz and prepare for 2012 National Championship that is about to kick-off tonight on ESPN being that it is one of the most wagered-on sporting events behind the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby and March madness. Some of the most exciting wagers are not on the final outcome of the game but rather what is going on during the game. Some sportsbooks will even be offering live betting on LSU vs Alabama odds so you can wager on each pass, run or kick of the big game. What we will be looking at today are the BCS props for both teams such as who will win the coin toss, the first scoring play or the team to score first wins the game? Making money on the coin toss is as always a 50/50 shot with gamblers needing to lay -$105 to win a $100 on both Alabama and LSU. The Crimson Tide are slight favorites for the game no matter if you are wagering offshore or in Vegas so bookmakers have also favored Alabama at -130 as the team that will score first while the Tigers are -110 underdogs.
What do you think the first score of the game will be? A touchdown is favored at -175 while a field-goal or safety would pay-out +135. The BCS props for LSU vs Alabama are even for both teams when it comes to what type of score they will each have first with a touchdown favored at -175 and a field goal or safety returning +135. A wager that will pay well in 2012 National Championship odds is picking what the exact first scoring play of the game will be. Alabama would return 3/1 on a touchdown run, 11/2 on a TD pass, 3/1 on a field goal, 12/1 any other type of touchdown or 50/1 for a safety. LSU would also pay-out 3/1 for the first touchdown, 5/1 on a TD pass, 3/1 on a field-goal, 12/1 on any other touchdown and 50/1 for a safety. The first match-up had a final score of 9-6 without a score in the first quarter so Vegas BCS betting odds are wondering if there will be a score in the first 6-minutes of the game with the NO favored at -170 while a YES would return +130 on a $100 bet. Be sure to visit Bovada to view all the team or individual BCS props available and receive a $100 free bet.
2012 BCS National Championship Picks: Tigers PK
Monday, January 9th, 2012 | 8:30PM EST | Mercedes-Benz Superdome
|Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2012 13:17|