Monday, January 7, 2013

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

 The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will both be trying to pick up a win on January 7 when they battle at Sun Life Stadium in the BCS Championship Game.

Side-by-Side Comparison
-Even though ND is ranked 1 ( and undefeated)- they are 10 pt underdogs vs #2 Alabama
-No. 1 Notre Dame allows 10.3 points per game, best in the nation. No. 2 Alabama allows 10.7

-The Crimson Tide have 43 players from Alabama and just one west of the Rockies. The Irish, meanwhile, have players from 27 states, but only 10 from Indiana.
-From 1926-1969, Notre Dame did not play in a bowl game, citing an emphasis on academics. From 1926-1969, Alabama played in 23 bowl games and won 12.
-A Notre Dame win would break the SEC’s six-year reign on the BCS championship.

Oddsmakers currently have the Crimson Tide listed as 10-point favorites versus the Fighting Irish, while the game's total is sitting at 41.
Alabama was a 32-28 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (60) made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 22-13 winner as they battled Southern Cal on the road. Notre Dame covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Alabama: 12-1 SU, 6-7 ATS
Notre Dame: 12-0 SU, 7-5 ATS

Alabama most recently:
When playing in January are 5-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 10-0
When favored on the road are 9-1

Notre Dame most recently:
When playing in January are 0-6
When playing on grass are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 10-0
When an underdog at home are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
Alabama is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games
Alabama is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Notre Dame's last 11 games

Here is the Bet On Sport  Complete Matchup between the 2 teams

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