Alabama vs. Notre Dame Pick on Total: College Football Picks

Friday, January 4, 2013 2:25 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 2:25 PM UTC

Two teams with stellar defenses hook up for the national championship Monday, and after a month of waiting, we are only days away from college football’s biggest game.
<p style="text-align:center"></p> <p><b>NCAAF Picks: BCS National Championship total pick</b></p> <p><img src="/picks-pictures/alabama-football-uniforms-2013.jpg" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" /><a target="_blank" title="Notre Dame vs. Alabama ATS Pick" href="/college-football/free-picks/alabama-vs-notre-dame-betting-spread-college-football-picks-a-28880/">We have already gone over my spread pick for this game</a>, and now it’s time for the total.</p> <p><a target="_blank" title="Live Betting odds" href="/betting-odds/college-football/">NCAAF Odds for this game have the spread favoring the Crimson Tide at -10</a> with an over/under of 40 points. While it may seem like a low total, I’m here to say that it looks just right.</p> <p>I’m on the under for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the defenses from these two teams in no way are going to give up a ton of points. The Notre Dame defense has been next to impermeable this season, while the ‘Bama defense picked up right where they left off last season.</p> <p>Even though I really like Bama to win and cover in this game, I’m thinking they won’t score more than 20-25 points. However, I also believe that the run first offense led by a redshirt freshman for Notre Dame is going to get slowed to almost a complete stop by the Tide. I can’t see that style of offense scoring many touchdowns, and I think the Irish are going to have to settle for three points more than normal, as will Bama most likely.</p> <p>I’m foreseeing a 24-9 or 23-10 type of game in favor of the Crimson Tide. The Irish are a great story this season, and it’s good to see them back to relevance, but the Tide will roll and the under will cash for the BCS game Monday.</p> <div class="row"> <div class="scores"> <div class="cell headcell"> </div> </div> </div> <p>[gameodds]6/132591/19-169-999996-349-93/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>My Pick:<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="betonline now" href=";book=nflbetonline"> </a></b><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="betonline now" href=";book=nflbetonline">UNDER 41 at BetOnline</a></p> <em><a target="_blank" title="College Football picks page" href="/college-football/">Check the College Football Page for free picks and strategies~</a></em>
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