LSU Tigers vs Clemson Tigers NCAAF Bowl Game Betting Lines
NCAAF Bowl Season continues as the LSU Tigers clash with the Clemson Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. These two cats are mirror opposite to each other as LSU is lead by one of the best defensive units in the country while Clemson has one of the most potent offensive attacks. Kickoff for this College Bowl game action is slated for 7:30 PM ET on Monday, December 31, 2012, from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. Happy New Year Everyone!
LSU Tigers: Close out tough 2012 NCAAF schedule
While they aren’t playing in the BCS Bowl game they wanted to play in, the #8 LSU Tigers head to their 13th consecutive postseason contest as they play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl for the fifth time in school history. The season went sideways for LSU when they lost 14-6 to #10 Florida in Week 6 all SEC action. Their BCS Championship dreams evaporated after a 21-17 loss in Week 9 to then #1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide are now ranked #2 behind Notre Dame.
LSU went 6-2 in South East Conference play and 3-2 against Top 25 teams. These cats love playing in Atlanta as they are 9-1 at the Georgia Dome. The Tigers also own a sparkling 5-0 record in the Chick-fil-A Bowl – formerly known as the Peach Bowl. Defense is the name of the game for LSU as the Tigers ranked 11th in the Nation allowing just 16.9 points per game.
Clemson Tigers: Offense first for 10-2 ACC representatives
As runner-ups in the Atlantic Coast Conference, #14 Clemson lit up scoreboards everywhere they went this season – though no so much against their lone SEC opponent. The Tigers were 6th in the country in scoring with a 42.3 PPG average. Junior QB Tajh Boyd lead the Clemson attack as he tossed 34 touchdowns and the Tigers averaged 319 passing yards per game.
When they weren’t passing the ball the Tigers were racking up 198.8 rushing yards per game. RB Andre Ellington who posted 1,031 rushing yards and eight touchdowns led the CU ground attack. Clemson, who went 0-2 against AP Top 25 teams, is coming off a disappointing 27-17 season ending loss to the 12th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks – who LSU defeated 23-21.
Advantage Sports Betting BCS Chick-fil-A Bowl Betting Odds and Prediction
Williamhill.com is the betting lines provider for our Chick-fil-A Bowl prediction. LSU comes into this contest as -6 (110) point spread favorites and -220 money line chalk. Clemson backers can get the Tigers at +180 straight up and the Over/Under has been set 59 total points.
We get a dominant defense up against a dominant offense in this contest. LSU can’t be happy about playing in this mid-level Bowl game but defending the school’s perfect Peach Bowl record should be motivational. Give us the LSU Tigers with the -220 money line at William Hill!