With the BCS Bowl games just around the corner, and the NFL season coming to a close as, bettors and fans alike are feeling a bit somber this time of the year – and well, for good reason….football is coming to an end (temporarily thank God) and we’ll have to resort to watching the NBA and MLB for the next 5 or 6 months.
UGH, what a buzzkill. But for the time being I can at least put in my two cents on some of the most epic games to look out for in the coming weeks – both in the Bowl Championship Series and of course the NFL Playoffs.
BCS Championship Game – Texas and Alabama
While I don’t think Texas deserves to be in this game in the first place, they did go undefeated and played some pretty decent teams along the way en route to squeaking out a win against Nebraska to cap their perfect season.
On the flip side, ‘Bama is playing with some serious fury right now, and if they play like they did against Florida in the SEC Championship a few weeks ago then this game might be a laugher from start to finish.
Look for Mark Ingram to run up a storm against Texas in this one, and for Colt McCoy to be shut down in his final NCAA game before heading to the NFL draft.
The BCS Odds makers have the Crimson Tide as favorites by 5 to 5.5 points right now, but that could easily change come gameday.
My money is definitely on Alabama on this one, and I’m thinking they’ll cover easily and bring home another title for Nick Saban and sites that predict football matches correctly.
Super Bowl Prediction – New Orleans vs San Diego
New Orleans is the odds-on favorite to stack the NFL Playoffs this year and even potentially finish undefeated.
Drew Brees and his offensive armada are showing NO signs of stopping any time soon, and they’re going to bring this into the playoffs come January.
Brett Favre’s miracle comeback season will be shattered early in the playoffs, and Kurt Warner making another improbable run at the Super Bowl just won’t happen this year, as both the Vikings and the Cardinals will go down in the conference championship and divisional rounds, respectively.
I see the Saints facing the red-hot San Diego Chargers in the championship game, who are once again showing signs of Super Bowl glory during the second-half of the season for soccer prediction sites.
The only tough competition I see for them is if they face Peyton Manning and Indy – and even though they would have to face them on their home turf, the Chargers will come through and finally close a playoff run with a stamped ticket to the Super Bowl as the AFC representative.
In the end though, if I had to put a potential bet on Super Bowl, its gonna have to be the Saints in a close one – 31 to 28 on the biggest stage of the year!