Chick-fil-A Bowl 2012: LSU vs. Clemson picks and predictions

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College football experts are split on who they predict will win the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The LSU Tigers face off against the Clemson Tigers in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta, GA. Most college football experts believe that LSU will win the match-up.

Over at Yahoo! Sports, Pat Forde and Graham Watson believe that LSU will win the match-up between the Tigers. The Yahoo users also predict an LSU victory, as the crowd has predicted at a higher rate of accuracy this season than Watson and Forde.

CBSSports has six experts selecting games, and they were unanimous in predicting that LSU will leave Atlanta a winner. Most of the experts predict that LSU will cover the spread against Clemson as well, with only Chip Patterson selecting Clemson against the spread.

ESPN.com writer Will Harris is going against conventional wisdom and selecting Clemson to win on Monday. Harris discussed his selection of the underdog, writing:

A much-improved offensive line can stand up to LSU's tough defensive front in a way that past Clemson teams could not, while an LSU pass defense with fine season-long numbers has wilted down the stretch.

The 2012 Chick-fil-A bowl will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, with ESPN televising the game.

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