BCS Championship Betting Preview: Oregon vs. Auburn

2011 BCS National Championship logoA high-scoring game is expected on Monday night when Oregon and Auburn battle for the BCS National Championship (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

It is a fantastic matchup between two unbeaten teams with explosive offenses. Oregon led the nation in points per game while Auburn has Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.

Auburn is listed as a 1.5-point favorite at SBGGlobal.com and the total is set at 73. On the moneyline, the Tigers are -125 and the Ducks are +105.

Monday’s game could be the highest scoring national championship game in history. Oregon led the nation scoring almost 50 points per game; Auburn was not far behind putting up almost 43 points per game.

There is a good chance that both Oregon and Auburn will score at least 40 points on Monday which would surpass the 2006 title game when Texas beat USC 41-38 as the highest scoring championship game ever.

Oregon (12-0 SU, 6-4-1 ATS) has rolled over almost every team it faced this season. Their only close call was a 15-13 win over California in mid-November. The Ducks were never in real danger in any other game.

Auburn (13-0 SU, 9-3 ATS), on the other hand, seemed to be in peril nearly every week. The Tigers had to come from behind eight times to win; four times trailing by double digits.

Oregon has the top offense in the country but Auburn has the best player. Cam Newton had one of the best seasons any college player has ever had. He rushed for 1,409 yards and 20 touchdowns; he also finished as the nation’s top-rated passer with 28 TDs and six interceptions.

Not to be forgotten in this game is Oregon’s LaMichael James, who led the nation in rushing with 143.5 yard per game.

Auburn will be trying to give the SEC its fifth straight national championship.

Here are some key college football betting stats for Monday’s game:

The Ducks are 5-1 ATS in their last six bowl games as an underdog. The Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games.

The over is 4-1 in the Ducks’ last five non-conference games. The over is 14-5 in the Ducks’ last 19 games overall.

The over is 4-1 in the Tigers’ last five games overall. The over is 6-2 in the Tigers’ last eight non-conference games.

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  1. Ducks win 38-27. Auburn defense exhausted by end of 3rd quarter.

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