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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 small favorites (-1.5) in their matchup against the Crimson Tide, with the over/under being 45 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Wolverines are -127 and the Crimson Tide are +107.)

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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 -111 -108 45 -110 -111 -127 +107

    Michigan Pick Insights

    • Michigan has a 7-5-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Michigan has a 7-5-1 record 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 owns the 70th-ranked offense this year (380.5 yards per game), and has been even better on defense, ranking best with just 239.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been clicking on all fronts this season, as they rank 12th-best in scoring offense (36.7 points per game) and best in scoring defense (9.5 points allowed per game).
    • Michigan ranks 72nd in passing yards this season (218.8 per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking second-best in the FBS with 152.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan owns the 61st-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (161.8 per game), and has been better on defense, ranking sixth-best with just 87.1 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Michigan has been firing on all cylinders on third down this season, owning the 15th-best mark in third-down percentage (46.7%) and 12th-best in third-down defense (30.8% third-down percentage allowed).
    • Michigan owns the best turnover margin in college football at +17, forcing 24 turnovers (11th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (first in the FBS).

    Michigan’s Best Players

    • J.J. McCarthy has 2,630 pass yards for Michigan, completing 74.2% of his passes and tossing 19 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 146 rushing yards (11.2 ypg) on 57 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Blake Corum has 1,028 rushing yards on 218 carries with 24 touchdowns.
    • 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 has hauled in 41 receptions 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’s 42 receptions have turned into 567 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jaylen Harrell has 7.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Junior Colson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 79 tackles and two TFL.
    • 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 season.
    • Alabama is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
    • Alabama games have gone over the point total in eight out of 12 opportunities (66.7%).

    Alabama Pick Insights

    • Alabama ranks 54th in the FBS with 401.2 total yards per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 16th-best by surrendering just 313.3 total yards per game.
    • Alabama has been productive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 16th-best in points per game (35.1) and 15th-best in points surrendered per game (18.4).
    • Alabama ranks 61st in the FBS with 228.5 passing yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 23rd-best by surrendering just 188.8 passing yards per contest.
    • With 172.7 rushing yards per game on offense, Alabama ranks 48th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 33rd, surrendering 124.5 rushing yards per contest.
    • Alabama’s third-down defense ranks 27th 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 compiling a 46.7% 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 16th-best in the FBS.

    Alabama’s Best Players

    • Jalen Milroe has racked up 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 rushed for 468 yards with 12 touchdowns.
    • Jase McClellan has run the ball 166 times for 803 yards, with six touchdowns.
    • Roydell Williams has taken 110 carries and totaled 561 yards with five touchdowns.
    • Jermaine Burton leads his team with 777 receiving yards on 35 receptions with eight touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Bond has racked up 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 collected 10 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 12 TFL and 50 tackles.
    • Caleb Downs, Alabama’s top tackler, has 88 tackles, two TFL, and two interceptions this year.
    • Terrion Arnold has a team-high five interceptions to go along with 58 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and seven passes defended.

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