December 30, 2013

BCS National Championship Game: Auburn vs. Florida State Preview and Pick

The BCS National Championship game is the icing on the cake for the 2013-2014 college football bowl season. After watching 35 games featuring some of the best teams in the country, the college football season has saved the best for last. The Auburn Tigers will attempt to continue their magical run as they face off against the Florida State Seminoles in the BCS National Championship game with the winner leaving with bragging rights.

BCS National Championship Game: Auburn vs. Florida State Preview

The college football bowl odds for this game opened up with the Seminoles listed as (-9.5) point favorites. The college football betting public rushed to the windows to lay money on the Auburn Tigers getting this many points. In fact over 64 percent of the wagering action was on the side of the Tigers. This caused a line shift and the point spread dropped to Florida State (-8.5) after looking at the latest offerings from the top rated online sportsbook.

Florida State looked like a contender from the very start when a star was born. Jameis Winston was pegged for stardom from the moment he arrived at Florida State. But who could’ve predicted just how good he’d be? From his astonishing debut against Pitt to his four-TD performance in the ACC championship game, Winston was a dynamic playmaker, mature passer and locker room leader. The Seminoles also have several sports betting trends in their favor for this game. The Seminoles are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games.

The Aubrun Tigers are in the middle of a magical season that was punctuated by a miracle win over the Alabama Crimson Tide and an SEC Championship. The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, 39-19-1 ATS in their last 59 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.

BCS National Championship Game: Auburn vs. Florida State Pick

This game will live up to the hype as both teams have tremendous talent on both sides of the ball. If Auburn has one weak spot it is the fact that the Tigers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 against the ACC. Winston and the Seminoles win big as they become National Champions!

Florida State Seminoles -8.5