Chick-fil-A Bowl 2012: LSU vs. Clemson odds and lines

Streeter Lecka

What happens when an explosive offense meets an unmovable defense? Well, apparently that defense gets favored by six points.

After opening as three-point favorites, the LSU Tigers are now being giving a six-point edge in their Chick-fil-A Bowl matchup against the Clemson Tigers.

The Tigers of the Louisiana variety are giving up 16.9 points per game and have allowed only one opponent to score more than 22 points in a contest this season. On the flip side, Clemson is putting up 42.3 points per game (sixth-best in the nation) with QB Tajh Boyd setting an ACC record for total touchdowns (43). Boyd and his big play ability is a huge reason why Clemson has 22 touchdowns of 25 yards or longer (the most in the FBS).

Obviously something has to give but just for comparison's sake, LSU held Texas A&M and their third-ranked scoring offense to less than half the 44.8 points they average when they met back in October.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl is set to kickoff on Monday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. EST in the Georgia Dome. They game can be seen on ESPN.

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