For a while it seemed the Oklahoma State Cowboys were primed to jump into the BCS title game, but in the end the LSU Tigers are instead set for a rematch against their SEC-rival, the Alabama Crimson Tide. LSU and Alabama will now meet in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to decide the 2012 FCS National Championship on January 3rd.
Odds makers have set the initial spread for the game, and the LSU Tigers are listed as 1.5 point favorites with a -110 money line, according to SB Nation partner Oddshark. 5Dtimes.com has the game listed as a pick 'em.The over/under for the game has been set at 40.
When the two teams met earlier this season, LSU edged Alabama in Tuscaloosa by an overtime score of 9-6. Apparently the odds makers expect to see a bit more scoring out of each team with several weeks to prepare, but the two defenses are certainly strengths of each team. A lot of NFL-caliber talent will be on the field for the 2012 BCS National Championship, so it should be an exciting game to watch even if the defenses are stingy once again.
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