Advocare V100 'Independence' Bowl 2013: Odds and lines for Boston College vs. Arizona

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

So you're saying there's a chance?

Boston College will head into the Advocare V100 as nearly a touchdown underdog. The Wynn Las Vegas has installed the Eagles as an early 6.5 point underdog in their New Year's Eve matchup with the Arizona Wildcats in Shreveport.

The 6.5-point spread is the most points Boston College is getting since the Clemson road game on October 12 (BC +24). The Eagles lost 24-14. The Eagles were also more than a touchdown underdog in games vs. Florida State (BC +24, lost 48-34) and at USC (BC +14.5, lost 35-7).

Boston College is 7-5-0 against the spread this season. Arizona is 5-6-1.

If the early Vegas lines are any indication, the ACC, despite putting an NCAA record 11 teams in bowl games, is going to have a bowl season to forget. Just two of the ACC's 11 bowl-bound teams are favored in their matchups, though Florida State is more than a touchdown favorite in the game that counts. So that's a thing.

12/26 Pizza Bowl: Pittsburgh (+5.5) vs. Bowling Green
12/27 Military Bowl: Maryland (+2) vs. Marshall
12/27 Texas Bowl: Syracuse (+4.5) vs. Minnesota
12/28 Belk Bowl: North Carolina (-2) vs. Cincinnati
12/28 Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami (+3.5) vs. Louisville
12/30 Music City Bowl: Georgia Tech (+1.5) vs. Mississippi
12/31 Independence Bowl: Boston College (+6.5) vs. Arizona
12/31 Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech (+7) vs. UCLA
12/31 Peach Bowl: Duke (+11.5) vs. Texas A&M
1/3 Orange Bowl: Clemson (+3) vs. Ohio State
1/6 BCS National Championship Game: Florida State (-8) vs. Auburn

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