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BCS Championship 2010 Odds Have Crimson Tide at -4

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/04/2010
BCS Championship 2010 Odds

BCS Championship 2010 odds were among the most sought after this week at Gambling911.com as the title game is set to be played on Thursday at the Rose Bowl (8:10 pm ET, ABC).  The Alabama Crimson Tide was listed as the -4 favorite in this one against Texas at betED.com.

Texas is undefeated all-time against the Crimson Tide, with seven wins and one tie in eight head-to-head matchups going back to 1902.

betED.com also has the Tide as -175 moneyline favorites and the over/under at 45.5 in NCAAF Lines.

The history between these programs goes back 108 years, when Texas won the first matchup 10-0 on Nov. 11, 1902 at Tuscaloosa.

Texas is 4-0-1 in five bowl meetings with Alabama, the first one coming in the 1948 Sugar Bowl, a 27-7 Longhorns' victory.

The rare tie came in the old Bluebonnet Bowl, when the teams ended up deadlocked in 1960.

The last time they met, the Longhorns won 14-12 in the 1982 Cotton Bowl.

Texas (13-0 SU, 5-7-1 ATS) last played in the Big 12 Conference Championship game on Dec. 5, beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 13-12. Texas failed to cover the 14-point spread and the score went well under the total of 47.

Alabama (13-0 SU, 8-5 ATS) beat the then-No. 1 Florida Gators 32-13 in the SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome in Week 14.

Alabama covered as a 5.5-point underdog in that contest, while the final score played over the 41-point total.

Some important BCS Championship 2010 odds recent trends for Texas vs. Alabama include:

The Longhorns are 2-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

The Longhorns are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games as an underdog.

The Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12.

The Crimson Tide are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.

Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com 

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