As we edge closer to Monday's showdown between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, it seems as if picking winner is getting more and more difficult for oddsmakers. All of the betting services at Oddsshark.com have picked a favorite, though who that favorite is depends on who you look at. While LSU opened as a 1.5-point favorite, the lines have since shifted, placing either Alabama or LSU as a 1- to 1.5-point favorite.
The fact that this game has become essentially a pick 'em isn't surprising, considering how close the last "biggest game ever" matchup was in November. Alabama missed four field goals in regulation and overtime, and LSU intercepted a goal-line pass to hold on for a 9-6 win in Tuscaloosa.
Assuming defense rules once again, fans should anticipate another tight margin. Both teams have been excellent against the spread this season, going a combined 18-7 while averaging a more than 27-point differential over their opponents.
Stay tuned to our title game StoryStream for more updates on Monday's upcoming showdown. Be sure to check LSU blog And The Valley Shook and Alabma blog Roll Bama Roll, as well. For more odds and lines on the remaining bowl games, check out our NCAA Football Odds page.