I am not going to pretend to be scientific about my analysis - other have done that better than I can. I'm going with sheer homerism.
Alabama is going to win, and going to win big. The only thing I regret about the impending blowout is there will be no chance for Les Miles to engage in one of his classic boner mistakes to choke the game away in the waning seconds. Trent Richardson will show why the NFL is drooling over him, and the Alabama D will settle the question once and for all as to which unit is the best in the SEC West, and therefore the country.
The Alabama passing game will show that Saban has leared watching the Pats every week with their sophisticated and unstoppable TE game, and the LSU defense will not be able to make up for the matchups which will be exploited. The kicking game will be a non-factor. Even the most died in the wool OSU supporter will admit the best team in the nation wears Crimson and White.
Bama all the way 46-16