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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 Crimson Tide are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+1.5), against the Wolverines (with an over/under of 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 -110 -111 -124 +104

    Michigan Pick Insights

    • Michigan has posted a 7-5-1 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 1.5-point favorites this season, Michigan is 7-5-1 against the spread.
    • Seven of Michigan’s 13 games with a set total have hit the over (53.8%).

    Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Defensively, Michigan has been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best by giving up just 239.7 yards per game. The offense ranks 70th (380.5 yards 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 season.
    • Michigan owns the 73rd-ranked offense this season 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.
    • Michigan owns the 61st-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (161.8 per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-best with just 87.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been thriving 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 conversion rate allowed (30.8%).
    • Michigan has 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 2,630 passing yards for Michigan, completing 74.2% of his passes and collecting 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 carried the ball 218 times for a team-high 1,028 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 24 times as a runner.
    • 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 has hauled in 41 catches for 662 yards (50.9 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone 11 times as a receiver.
    • Colston Loveland has caught 40 passes for 572 yards (44 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Cornelius Johnson has been the target of 59 passes and hauled in 42 catches for 567 yards, an average of 43.6 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Jaylen Harrell has collected 7.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording six TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Junior Colson, Michigan’s leading tackler, has 79 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Mike Sainristil has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 32 tackles, two TFL, two sacks, and five passes defended to his name.

    Alabama Betting Insights

    • Alabama is 8-4-0 ATS this year.
    • Alabama is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
    • Alabama has hit the over in eight of their 12 games with a set total (66.7%).

    Alabama Pick Insights

    • Alabama ranks 55th in the FBS with 401.2 total yards per contest, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 19th-best by allowing only 313.3 total yards per contest.
    • Things have been going well for Alabama on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up 35.1 points per game (18th-best) and surrendering only 18.4 points per game (16th-best).
    • Alabama ranks 59th in the FBS with 228.5 passing yards per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 23rd-best by allowing just 188.8 passing yards per contest.
    • Alabama is accumulating 172.7 rushing yards per game on offense this season (48th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 124.5 rushing yards per contest (31st-ranked) on defense.
    • Alabama’s third-down offense has been thriving, producing 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 has produced 18 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 10 times, resulting in a +8 turnover margin, which ranks 17th-best in the FBS.

    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 thrown 23 touchdowns with six interceptions. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 36 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner 12 times.
    • Jase McClellan has carried the ball 166 times for 803 yards, with six touchdowns.
    • Roydell Williams has run for 561 yards across 110 carries, scoring five touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Burton’s 777 receiving yards (59.8 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 35 catches on 50 targets with eight touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Bond has caught 44 passes and compiled 621 receiving yards (47.8 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Amari Niblack’s 19 catches (on 33 targets) have netted him 321 yards (24.7 ypg) and four touchdowns.
    • Dallas Turner has 10 sacks to lead the team, and also has 12 TFL and 50 tackles.
    • Caleb Downs is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 88 tackles, two TFL, and two interceptions.
    • 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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