The 2nd ranked Texas Longhorns and the number 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will square off in tonight’s BCS National Championship Game. The game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and game time is set for 8:00 PM EST. Of course this BCS National Championship game will have lots of betting action, being the second biggest football game of the year after the Superbowl. Sportsbooks have put out lines for the game, as well as a variety of different prop betting lines that bettors can place bets on. This powerhouse match up between Texas and Alabama will feature the Heisman winner in Alabama’s running back Mark Ingram and Heisman runner-up in Texas’ quarterback Colt McCoy. Both teams come into the game going undefeated on the year, with 13-0 records. Traditionally the Longhorns have dominated the Crimson Tide going 7-0-1 in their 8 meetings, but their last time playing was back in 1982. This Texas vs Alabama BCS National Championship Game promises to be a very exciting game – below we have listed a variety of different proposition bets for the game, along with our predictions on what we will be betting on!
Texas vs Alabama BCS Championship Prop Betting:
Team to Score First:
Texas scores first (+105)
Alabama scores first (-135)
Prediction – Throw a bet on the Longhorns to score first. Texas averages 40 points per game, and will still be able to put up points against this strong Alabama defense.
Score in First 6:30:
There will be a score in first 6:30 (-120)
No score in first 6:30 (-110)
Prediction – Bet on there to bet a score within the first 6:30. Both teams can score points, and with a month off to plan their opening drives I think whoever wins the coin toss should be able to come up with at least 3 points.
Colt McCoy Pass Completions:
C.McCoy pass completions over 23 (+110)
C.McCoy pass completions under 23 (-140)
Prediction – Bet C.McCoy to complete under 23 passes. This isn’t because he won’t be having a good game passing wise – but because I think they will be running the ball more than usual, they will never be down enough to have to throw a lot, and he will have a good completion percentage.
Mark Ingram Rushing Yards:
M.Ingram rushing yards over 100 (-110)
M.Ingram rushing yards under 100 (-120)
Prediction – Bet on Ingram to rush for over 100. The Heisman trophy winner will have a lot of opportunities tonight – I expect him to get at least 20 carries. Averaging 6.2 yards per carry, I think Ingram might be able to bust out a couple 20+ yard carries and finish with over 100 yards.
The above prop bets are just a small fraction of what the online sportsbooks allow you to bet on. Prop betting on a high profile game like the BCS National Championship is a ton of fun, and you won’t want to miss out.