Sugar Bowl - Utah Utes Vs Alabama Crimson Tide: Betting Preview
December 24, 2008 - The (12-0) No. 6 Utah Utes Vs (12-1) No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide will play in the Sugar Bowl on January 2, 2009, 8 PM EST, Superdome , New Orleans , LA and be seen on FOX. US sports betting sites have the Alabama Crimson Tide - 10 point spread favorites over the undefeated Utah Utes with and Over/Under Total of 45.5 points. Early betting action by sharps and wiseguys has seen heavy paper on the dog Utah Utes driving the opening line + 11 to current + 10 Utah. The Over 45 Total has also seen heavy betting action. Undefeated Utah will be looking walking into the Sugar Bowl with a chip on their shoulder and will take on an Alabama team that averages 31.2 points per game and 196.5 rushing yards. Alabama's strength is their defense which ranked 3rd in 256.9 yards allowed per game and where 4th in rush defense. Utah comes in having scored 40 or more points six times and the Utes were 15th in scoring averaging 37.4 points per game. NFL scouts will be all over the Sugar Bowl having a close look at Utah Utes QB Brian Johnson, WR Freddie Brown, Alabama Tide's RB Glen Coffee, LT Andre Smith, DL Terrence Cody and LB Rolando McClain. Utah Utes and Alabama Crimson team prop bets and player prop bets will be available 24 hours before the Sugar Bowl at BetUS sportsbook. Player prop bets on the Sugar Bowl will include Glen Coffee, Brian Johnson, John Parker Wilson and more. In game betting which is also known as live betting will be available during the Sugar Bowl game for those who want to bet live during the game.