College Football Pick: Alabama to Roll to Championship Victory

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:40 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 6:40 PM UTC

Alabama has more depth than any team in the country, which makes it the clear betting favorite to outlast three others teams in the inaugural college football playoff.

<p style="text-align:center;"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:left;"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Alabama (+104)</strong><br /> The Crimson Tide had six players garner first team <a href="" target="_blank" title="Revisit the SEC Teams to Win National Title">All-Southeastern Conference </a>honors, while wide receiver Amari Cooper was recently named a 2014 Heisman Trophy finalist.</p> <p>Alabama’s only loss came in its first true road game against Ole Miss, but it managed to win the statistical battle by a 396-323 margin in facing the nation’s top defense at that particular time.</p> <p>In order for Nick Saban to win his first national title as a head coach, quarterback Blake Sims simply needs to manage the game, which shouldn’t be hard due to offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin’s work throughout the season.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Oregon (+159)</strong><br /> The Ducks clinched their fourth <a href="" target="_blank" title="Go Back to the Pac-12 Futures Odds Update">Pac-12 Conference</a> title in six years, as they enter their <a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Out the Rose Bowl Picks &amp; Predictions for Florida State vs. Oregon">Rose Bowl matchup with the Florida State Seminoles </a>on an eight-game win streak.</p> <p>Junior signal-caller <a href="" target="_blank" title="Betting Mariota as NCAAF Heisman Trophy Winner a Lock">Marcus Mariota is the favorite</a> to walk away with the sport’s biggest prize, as he’s completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 3,783 yards and 38 touchdowns with just two interceptions. It’s important to point out that this program has put together a dominating 59-7 SU record over the course of the decade, with 52 of those victories combing by 14 or more points.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ohio State +865</strong><br /> The Buckeyes are considered the dark horse candidate to win it all <a href="" target="_blank" title="Ohio State vs. Alabama in Sugar Bowl">due facing the Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl</a> with their No. 3 quarterback, but they’ve managed to overcome adversity and defeat a total of nine bowl-eligible teams among their 12 wins.</p> <p>Most college football experts thought all was lost with the squad losing senior Braxton Miller just 10 days before the season opener, but J.T. Barrett did a remarkable job in accounting for 45 touchdowns before suffering a season-ending injury against Michigan in the regular-season finale.</p> <p>Cardale Jones threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free College Football Picks for Wisconsin vs. Ohio State ">59-0 blowout victory over Wisconsin</a> in the Big Ten Conference championship game, but the improbable season will come to an end on Jan. 1.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Florida State +925</strong><br /> The Seminoles have made this trip to Pasadena before, as they secured a 34-31 victory over the Auburn Tigers as 11.5-point favorites in the 2014 BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl.</p> <p>Sports bettors are certainly fired up for this high-profile matchup, as it features Heisman-winner Jameis Winston against this year’s front runner—one of the main reasons why the defending national champion is more than a touchdown underdog.</p> <p>There’s always betting value in the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Follow Live NCAAF Odds">college football odds</a> when getting the opportunity to back a locker room that has won 29 consecutive games, while also possessing an offensive line that has 164 career starts.</p> <p><strong>Outlook</strong><br /> I recommend <a href="" target="_blank" title="Is Now the Best Time to Grab Alabama?">backing the Crimson Tide</a> as your <a href="" target="_blank" title="Find More NCAAF Picks Here">college football pick</a> to win it all for a full unit, while also placing a half-unit wager on the Seminoles at a advantageous price.</p>
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