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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 small favorites (-1.5) in their matchup versus the Crimson Tide, with the over/under at 45 points. (On the moneyline, the Wolverines are -123 and the Crimson Tide are +103.)

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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 -123 +103

    Michigan Pick Insights

    • Michigan’s ATS record is 7-5-1 this season.
    • In games this season as favorites of at least 1.5 points, Michigan has a 7-5-1 record against the spread.
    • Michigan games with a set total have hit the over seven times this season (53.8%).

    Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Michigan owns the 69th-ranked offense this year (380.5 yards per game), and has been even better on defense, ranking second-best with only 239.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been a difficult matchup 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 year.
    • Michigan owns the 74th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (218.8 passing yards per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with only 152.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Michigan has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking sixth-best by surrendering only 87.1 per game. The Wolverines rank 60th on offense (161.8 rushing yards per game).
    • Michigan has been finding success on both sides of the ball in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 15th-best in third-down conversion rate (46.7%) and 14th-best in third-down percentage allowed (30.8%).
    • With 24 forced turnovers (ninth in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (third in the FBS), Michigan’s +17 turnover margin is the second-best in college football.

    Michigan’s Best Players

    • J.J. McCarthy has thrown for 2,630 yards (202.3 ypg) to lead Michigan, completing 74.2% of his passes and collecting 19 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 146 rushing yards on 57 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • 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 piled 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 leads his squad with 662 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 41 receptions (out of 57 targets) and scored 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’s 42 receptions are good enough for 567 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jaylen Harrell has collected 7.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up six TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Junior Colson, Michigan’s leading tackler, has 79 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Mike Sainristil leads the team with four interceptions, while also putting up 32 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and five passes defended.

    Alabama Betting Insights

    • Alabama is 8-4-0 ATS this season.
    • Alabama is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
    • Out of Alabama’s 12 games with a set total, eight have hit the over (66.7%).

    Alabama Pick Insights

    • Alabama’s defense has been leading 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 accumulating 401.2 total yards per game, which ranks 55th.
    • Alabama has dominated on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 19th-best in points per game (35.1) and 16th-best in points surrendered per game (18.4).
    • Alabama has been dominant on pass defense, allowing just 188.8 passing yards per game (22nd-best). Offensively, it ranks 60th in the FBS by accumulating 228.5 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive perspective, Alabama is putting up 172.7 rushing yards per game (48th-ranked). It ranks 31st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (124.5 rushing yards given up per game).
    • Alabama’s third-down offense has been dominant, posting a 46.7% third-down conversion percentage (15th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 26th by allowing a 33.9% third-down rate.
    • Alabama sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 17th-best at +8.

    Alabama’s Best Players

    • Jalen Milroe has put up 2,718 passing yards, or 209.1 per game, so far this season. He has completed 65.5% of his passes and has recorded 23 touchdowns with six interceptions. He’s also contributed on the ground with 36 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner 12 times.
    • 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 totaled 561 yards on 110 carries with five touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Burton has hauled in 777 receiving yards on 35 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring eight touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Isaiah Bond has totaled 621 receiving yards (47.8 yards per game) and four touchdowns on 44 receptions.
    • Amari Niblack’s 19 grabs (on 33 targets) have netted him 321 yards (24.7 ypg) and four touchdowns.
    • Dallas Turner leads the team with 10 sacks, 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 leads the team with five interceptions, while also recording 58 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and seven passes defended.

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