odds and point spread: Alabama vs. Colorado
The point spread, betting odds
and preview of the Independence Bowl game Alabama vs. Colorado.
only college football game this Sunday will match up the
Alabama Crimson Tide (6-6) and the Colorado Buffaloes
(6-6) for the Independence Bowl. The Crimson Tide will have a
second shot at the $1.1 million payout, after 4 loses in a row,
almost repeat of the 2006, when three straight loses sent
Alabama to the Independence Bowl game. Last year Alabama lost
the bowl game 34-31 to Oklahoma State by the 2007 Independence
Bowl game against Colorado is one odds makers believe Crimson
Tide can win. At the online betting firm
Bookmaker, the point spread
on the Alabama vs. Colorado Independence Bowl game is
sitting at -3.5 points chalk Crimson Tide with the total at 52
points. The odds on winning the Independence Bowl are also
favoring Alabama at -165 and Colorado will enter Independence
Stadium with underdog odds +145.
A few injuries on each team could cripple
the defense and offense. In Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro
is out for the season, along with OT Cody Davis. Crimson Tide's
DT Javier Arenas and RB Jonathan Lowe are the only other players
questionable for the Independence Bowl game on Sunday. At
Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili and wide receiver Bernard
Jackson are out for the season. Buffaloes' running back R.J.
Brown and cornerback Terrence Wheatley remain questionable for
the bowl game. Keep in mind that Colorado is 2-4 against the
spread in its last 6 games and Alabama is 1-8-1 against the
spread in its last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of
Colorado's last 7 games.