BCS Bowl odds are the most popular college football odds and this year it is as good as it gets with unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama playing unbeaten and second-ranked Texas.
College football odds favor the Crimson Tide by just over a field goal on Thursday in a game that is being televised by ABC.
BCS Bowl odds have become very popular in recent seasons and it is not only the championship games that are drawing interest. Interest in college football odds is as high as ever and BCS Bowl odds have been getting a lot of interest from everyone. CBS had huge ratings this season, up 29% from a year ago. ESPN has its best ratings in 10 years and up 10% from last year. The ratings for ABC should be excellent on Thursday as the two best teams in college football meet in BCS Bowl odds.
Alabama and Texas are actually playing in the Rose Bowl since it is there turn to host the BCS title game. That could be good news for Texas in BCS Bowl odds since the last time the Rose Bowl hosted the BCS title game it was Texas upsetting USC in one of the best college football games ever.
There are some interesting college football odds trends for this Thursday night matchup. The Longhorns are not underdogs very often in college football odds. In fact, they were favored in every game this season. They have thrived as an underdog though as they are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games as an underdog. The concern for those backing Texas in BCS Bowl odds is that the Longhorns are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 bowl games.
Alabama has done very well against the Big 12 of late as they are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Alabama was favored in every game this season except the SEC title game against Florida. The Crimson Tide were 7-5 against the college football odds this season when laying points.
If you are looking at the total in BCS Bowl odds you may want to look for a low scoring game. Five of the last six Alabama games when they were favored went under. Texas went under in seven of their 13 games this season. Since Alabama has the best defense in the country and Texas is no slouch either, a low scoring game could be in the cards on Thursday.