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    The Rose Bowl will feature the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (13-0) playing the No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) on Monday, January 1, 2024 for a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

    The Wolverines are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1.5), versus the Crimson Tide. The over/under for this matchup is 45.5 points.

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    Game Info for Michigan vs. Alabama

    • Game Day: Monday, January 1, 2024
    • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Pasadena, California
    • Stadium: Rose Bowl
    Michigan vs Alabama Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Michigan -1.5 -110 -110 45.5 -110 -110 -119 -101

    Michigan Pick Insights

    • Michigan is 7-5-1 ATS this season.
    • Michigan has a 7-5-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 1.5 points or more.
    • Seven of Michigan’s 13 games with a set total have hit the over (53.8%).

    Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Michigan ranks 68th in total offense this season (380.5 yards per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking second-best in the FBS with 380.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, as they rank 14th-best in scoring offense (36.7 points per game) and best in scoring defense (9.5 points allowed per game).
    • Michigan has the 75th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (218.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking second-best with only 152.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Defensively, Michigan has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking sixth-best by giving up just 87.1 per game. The Wolverines rank 60th on offense (161.8 rushing yards per game).
    • Michigan has been a tough matchup for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (14th-best with a 46.7% third-down percentage) and third-down defense (15th-best with a 30.8% third-down conversion rate allowed) this season.
    • Michigan has forced 24 total turnovers (eighth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over seven times (third in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +17, the second-best in college football.

    Michigan’s Best Players

    • J.J. McCarthy has 2,630 passing yards for Michigan, completing 74.2% of his passes and tossing 19 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 146 rushing yards (11.2 ypg) on 57 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Blake Corum has racked up 1,028 yards on 218 carries while finding paydirt 24 times as a runner.
    • Donovan Edwards has carried the ball 109 times for 382 yards (29.4 per game) and three touchdowns while also racking up 249 yards through the air.
    • Roman Wilson’s team-leading 662 yards as a receiver have come on 41 receptions (out of 57 targets) with 11 touchdowns.
    • Colston Loveland has hauled in 40 receptions totaling 572 yards, finding the end zone four times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Cornelius Johnson has a total of 567 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 42 throws and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jaylen Harrell has collected 7.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up six TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Junior Colson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 79 tackles and two TFL.
    • Mike Sainristil leads the team with four interceptions, while also recording 32 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and five passes defended.

    Alabama Betting Insights

    • Alabama’s ATS record is 8-4-0 this season.
    • Alabama is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
    • The teams have hit the over in eight of Alabama’s 12 games with a set total.

    Alabama Pick Insights

    • Alabama’s defensive unit has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with 313.3 total yards ceded per game. In terms of offense, it is putting up 401.2 total yards per game, which ranks 54th.
    • Alabama has been a top-25 unit on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks 19th-best in points per game (35.1) and 17th-best in points surrendered per game (18.4).
    • Alabama’s pass defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with 188.8 passing yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is generating 228.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 61st.
    • Alabama ranks 50th in the FBS with 172.7 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 33rd with 124.5 rushing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Alabama’s third-down offense has been thriving, putting up a 46.7% third-down conversion rate (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 26th by giving up a 33.9% third-down rate.
    • Alabama has excelled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +8 ranks 17th-best in the FBS, with 18 forced turnovers (48th in the nation) and 10 turnovers committed (10th in the nation).

    Alabama’s Best Players

    • Jalen Milroe has thrown for 2,718 yards (209.1 yards per game) while completing 65.5% of his passes and collecting 23 touchdown passes with six interceptions this season. He’s also run for 468 yards with 12 touchdowns.
    • Jase McClellan is his team’s leading rusher with 166 carries for 803 yards, or 61.8 per game. He’s found the end zone six times on the ground, as well.
    • Roydell Williams has piled up 110 carries and totaled 561 yards with five touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Burton paces his squad with 777 receiving yards on 35 receptions with eight touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Bond has collected 621 receiving yards (47.8 yards per game) and four touchdowns on 44 receptions.
    • Amari Niblack’s 33 targets have resulted in 19 grabs for 321 yards and four touchdowns.
    • Dallas Turner has 10 sacks to pace the team, and also has 12 TFL and 50 tackles.
    • Caleb Downs, Alabama’s leading tackler, has 88 tackles, two TFL, and two interceptions this year.
    • Terrion Arnold has picked off a team-high five passes. He also has 58 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and seven passes defended to his name.
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