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Independence Bowl odds and point spread: Alabama vs. Colorado

The point spread, betting odds and preview of the Independence Bowl game Alabama vs. Colorado.

Independence Bowl odds and point spread: Alabama vs. Colorado The 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.

 Published on 12/29/2007

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