Betting the BCS National Championship

We're a little under a week away from the 2014 BCS National Championship game, which will be taking place on January 6th from Pasadena, California, and will be contested by the 13-0 Florida State Seminoles and the 12-1 Auburn Tigers. It should be an exciting game to look at for college football odds and lines on the game.

The Seminoles are lead by their Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston, they're undefeated, and the number 1 team in the country. It goes without saying that FSU is the favorite to win the game. However, you can't overlook the SEC champs, the Auburn Tigers. They did beat who everyone considered to be the best team in college football, Alabama. Yes, you could say it was a fluke, and maybe it was. But there's no question that the SEC is the best conference in college football, and Auburn will be looking to make it 7 straight national titles for the SEC.

FSU probably has the most well balanced offense in the country, ranking 25th in the country in rushing with 207.4 yards per game, and 14th in the country in passing with 322.0 yards per game. Their defense is also phenomenal, allowing the fewest amount of points in the country, allowing just 10.7 per game.

Betting the BCS National Championship
Jameis Winston. Photo courtesy by marsmet533 at Flickr.

Auburn will put the Seminole defense to the test, there's no question about that. In my opinion, the Tigers will be by far the best team FSU has played all year. Their rushing attack is led by running back Tre Mason and quarterback Nick Marshall, who have a combined 2,644 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns on the season. If you couldn't already tell by those stats, Auburn has the best rushing attack in the country, averaging 335.7 yards per game. What will hurt them is their middle of the pack defense and their below-average passing game.

This game will be close, but I think Florida State is the better team. If Alabama were playing FSU instead of Auburn I'd take Alabama in this game because I still believe they're the best team in the country. However, that's not the case, so I'm picking FSU in a close game.

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