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Independence Bowl Odds - Golden Eagles vs Seminoles Prediction

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Independence Bowl Prediction - Southern Miss vs Florida State Football Odds

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Venue: Camping World Independence Bowl

When: December 27, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. ET ( ESPN )

Where: Shreveport, La. - Independence Stadium

Who: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles

Florida State's 2017 season isn't going to be one for the record books. The team started off the campaign as the No. 3 team in the country, and it needed until September 30 to win its first game and November 4 to lead by double-digits for the first time.

The Seminoles have been in a bowl game an FBS-best 36 years in a row now, though, and that's thanks to three wins over Delaware State, Florida and Louisiana Monroe to end the campaign.

FSU's fortunes might be turning around, though. The Seminoles lost Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M this offseason, but Willie Taggart is coming to save the day in Tallahassee after bolting South Florida for Oregon just last year.

Southern Miss probably would have hoped for better than an 8-4 season this year. The Golden Eagles nearly upset Kentucky to start the season, but hopes of a Conference USA title went by the wayside with losses to North Texas and UAB.

SMS was only beaten once more all year, that coming at Rocky Top against Tennessee, but it also only beat

two teams playing in bowl games all season long.

Jay Hopson has now guided the Golden Eagles to consecutive bowl appearances, and he's hoping to finish off a 9-4 season, a mark that would by the best for Southern Miss since winning 11 games in Larry Fedora's last season in 2011.

Independence Bowl Prediction - Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Florida State Seminoles

Opening Line: Florida State -14

Preview: The Florida State Seminoles will not have their best player or their longtime coach, but they are still double-digit favorites against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the Independence Bowl on Wednesday, December 27 on ESPN. The Seminoles star defensive back Derwin James has decided to skip this game to prepare for the NFL Draft and longtime coach Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. You would think bettors would be taking Southern Miss in this contest, but so far that has not been the case. Continue...

Independence Bowl Sportbook Odds

The Camping World Independence Bowl will be played in Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., where it was first played to honor America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. This years Camping World Independence Bowl will kick off at 1:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 27, and the game will be televised on ESPN.

This years Camping World Independence Bowl will pair teams from the SEC against a top tem from the ACC. These two conferences are so dominant that there really isn't even any other conference in the discussion and this should ensure one of the most competitive Independence Bowl betting match ups ever.

The Independence Bowl game is ideally situated on the calendar as well as it seems to fall between Christmas and the biggest college football bowl day of the year, New Years.

Betting on the Independence Bowl game, is one of the few bowls in the postseason that has a substantial history and this no doubt helps to make the Independence Bowl odds such a hot commodity.

In fact, the Independence Bowl betting has been around since the United States of America's bicentennial in 1976, hence the clever name.

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Independence Bowl Betting Tips

One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.

Motivation is a big key factor when it comes to looking at college football bowl betting lines, we also have to look at other things.

Schedule strength, turnovers, recent form, and overall team power ratings are things to consider as the bowl games begin. You also want to take the individual game odds into consideration.

Independence Bowl History

The nation’s 11th oldest bowl game, will be known as the Camping World Independence Bowl and will be played in Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La., where it was first played to honor America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. This years Camping World Independence Bowl will kick off at 5:45 p.m. ET on Dec. 26th, and the game will be televised on ESPN.

The Independence Bowl has been sponsored by AdvoCare, Poulan Weedeater, Sanford, MainStay Investments, PetroSun, Advocare, and now the Camping World will become the 39-year-old bowl game's seventh title sponsor, replacing the 2014 sponsor, "Duck Commander".

The Independence Bowl can trace its History back to 1975 when the board of directors of the Shreveport-Bossier City Sports Foundation conceived the idea of bringing a postseason football game to northwest Louisiana. Applying to the National Collegiate Athletic Association for certification, the group's efforts were rewarded with the approval of a December 13, 1976 game.

That first Independence Bowl game hosted Texas A&M vs. Cowboys of Oklahoma State. This team rivalry between the Southwest Conference and Big-Eight Conference drew huge national attention to the Shreveport-Bossier City area.

This game originally matched the Southland Conference champion against an at-large opponent. During the first five years of the Bowl's existence, it enjoyed a good working relationship with the Southland Conference (SLC) which provided the host team for the annual event.

In 1980, the Shreveport Bossier City Sports Foundation took over operations of the Independence Bowl.

In 1981, though, the Independence Bowl began inviting major college teams. The Directors of the bowl ended their agreement with the SLC, which provided them the opportunity to scour the country for the best teams available in the NCAA Division I-A ranks. Since 1995, the bowl has featured an SEC team against an at-large team.

2013 Duck Commander Independence Bowl Champions

It was Arizona facing off with Boston College in the 2013 Duck Commander Independence Bowl and it ended up being a long day for Boston College fans.

The Arizona Wildcats controlled the game on both sides of the ball putting up 21 points by halftime including a 69 yard touchdown via the defense on a William Parks interception.

The second half would paint a similar picture as the Arizona Wildcats cruise on to a 42-19 win over Boston College. Check back later for a preview of the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl between the Pac 12 and the ACC.

( Duck Commander Independence Bowl Champions )

Listed below are links to each NCAA Football Bowl Game

BOWL DATE TIME / TV LOCATION MATCHUP
CELEBRATION BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ABC Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State
NEW ORLEANS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Troy vs North Texas
CURE BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Georgia State vs Western Kentucky
LAS VEGAS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State
NEW MEXICO BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Marshall vs Colorado State
CAMELLIA BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama  Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State
BOCA RATON BOWL Dec. 19, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida Akron vs Florida Atlantic
FRISCO BOWL Dec. 20, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas SMU vs Louisiana Tech
GASPARILLA BOWL Dec. 21, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Temple vs Florida International
BAHAMAS BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas UAB vs Ohio
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho Wyoming vs Central Michigan
BIRMINGHAM BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ESPN Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama Texas Tech vs South Florida
ARMED FORCES BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas Army vs San Diego State
DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama Appalachian State vs Toledo
HAWAI'I BOWL Dec. 24, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i Fresno State vs Houston
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas Utah vs West Virginia
QUICK LANE BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Duke vs Northern Illinois
CACTUS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 10 p.m. ET on ESPN Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Kansas State vs UCLA
INDEPENDENCE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana Florida State vs Southern Miss
PINSTRIPE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York Boston College vs Iowa
FOSTER FARMS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California Arizona vs Purdue
TEXAS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas Texas vs Missouri
MILITARY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Virginia vs Navy
CAMPING WORLD BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech
ALAMO BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Stanford vs TCU
HOLIDAY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on FOX Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California Michigan State vs Washington State
BELK BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina  Wake Forest vs Texas A&M
SUN BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 2 p.m. ET on CBS Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas NC State vs Arizona State
MUSIC CITY BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee Kentucky vs Northwestern
ARIZONA BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 5:30 p.m. ET on CBS Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona Utah State vs New Mexico State
COTTON BOWL CLASSIC Dec. 29, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas USC vs Ohio State
TAXSLAYER BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12 p.m. ET EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida Louisville vs Mississippi State 
LIBERTY BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee  Iowa State vs Memphis
FIESTA BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Washington vs Penn State
ORANGE BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida Wisconsin vs Miami
OUTBACK BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2  Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Michigan vs South Carolina
PEACH BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia Auburn vs UCF
CITRUS BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 1 p.m. ET on ABC Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Notre Dame vs LSU
ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 5 p.m. ET on ESPN Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia
SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama 
NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 8, 2018 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia TBD vs TBD

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