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    The Rose Bowl will feature the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (13-0) squaring off against 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), against the Crimson Tide. The over/under for this game is 45 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 -108 -111 -122 +102

    Michigan Pick Insights

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

    Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Michigan sports the 69th-ranked offense this season (380.5 yards per game), and has been even more effective on defense, ranking second-best with just 239.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been a tough opponent for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (14th-best with 36.7 points per game) and scoring defense (best with 9.5 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Michigan sports the 74th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (218.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking second-best with only 152.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan ranks 60th in rushing yards this year (161.8 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with 87.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been finding success on both offense and defense in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 15th-best in third-down percentage (46.7%) and 14th-best in third-down percentage allowed (30.8%).
    • Michigan owns the second-best turnover margin in college football at +17, forcing 24 turnovers (ninth in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (third in the FBS).

    Michigan’s Best Players

    • J.J. McCarthy has racked up 2,630 yards (202.3 ypg) on 213-of-287 passing with 19 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 146 rushing yards (11.2 ypg) on 57 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Blake Corum has carried the ball 218 times for a team-high 1,028 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 24 times.
    • Donovan Edwards has racked up 382 yards on 109 attempts, scoring three times. He’s caught 30 passes for 249 yards (19.2 per game), as well.
    • Roman Wilson’s 662 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 57 times and has collected 41 receptions and 11 touchdowns.
    • Colston Loveland has caught 40 passes for 572 yards (44 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Cornelius Johnson has compiled 42 catches for 567 yards, an average of 43.6 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Jaylen Harrell has 7.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has six TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Junior Colson, Michigan’s top tackler, has 79 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Mike Sainristil has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 32 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and five passes defended to his name.

    Alabama Betting Insights

    • Alabama’s ATS record is 8-4-0 this year.
    • In games it has played as at least 1.5-point underdogs this year, Alabama is 1-0 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in eight of Alabama’s 12 games with a set total.

    Alabama Pick Insights

    • Alabama has been excelling on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering just 313.3 total yards per contest (18th-best). On offense, it ranks 55th by compiling 401.2 total yards per game.
    • Alabama has been productive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 19th-best in points per game (35.1) and 16th-best in points allowed 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 posting 228.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 60th.
    • From an offensive perspective, Alabama is compiling 172.7 rushing yards per game (49th-ranked). It ranks 31st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (124.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Alabama’s third-down defense ranks 26th in the FBS with a 33.9% third-down conversion rate allowed, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 15th-best by putting up a 46.7% third-down rate.
    • Alabama has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +8 ranks 17th-best in the FBS, with 18 forced turnovers (51st in the nation) and 10 turnovers committed (10th in the nation).

    Alabama’s Best Players

    • Jalen Milroe has racked up 2,718 yards (209.1 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.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jase McClellan, has carried the ball 166 times for 803 yards (61.8 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Roydell Williams has been given 110 carries and totaled 561 yards with five touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Burton has racked up 777 receiving yards on 35 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring eight touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Isaiah Bond has put up a 621-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 44 passes on 73 targets.
    • Amari Niblack has racked up 321 reciving yards (24.7 ypg) and four touchdowns this season.
    • Dallas Turner leads the team with 10 sacks, and also has 12 TFL and 50 tackles.
    • Caleb Downs is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 88 tackles, two TFL, and two interceptions.
    • Terrion Arnold has a team-leading five interceptions to go along with 58 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and seven passes defended.
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