Michigan vs Alabama Prediction NCAAF Rose Bowl 1/1

Michigan vs Alabama Prediction NCAAF Rose Bowl 1/1

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NCAAF Predictions: CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl - Alabama vs. Michigan

Prepare for an epic showdown as the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Michigan Wolverines in the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2024, at 3:00 PM in the historic Rose Bowl stadium, Pasadena, CA. Here's a detailed analysis of this highly anticipated matchup:

Game Information

The CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl will commence at 3:00 PM in the iconic Rose Bowl stadium, with a game-time temperature of 63 degrees in Pasadena, CA. ESPN will provide live coverage. Michigan holds a -1.5 point spread advantage, and the Over/Under is set at 44.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama boasts a 12-1 record and features a powerful offense led by quarterback J. Milroe. Their recent victory over UGA showcased their ability to triumph in close contests.

Michigan Wolverines

Michigan enters the Rose Bowl undefeated with a 13-0 record. Their claim to fame is the #1 defense in the nation, allowing an average of only 9.5 points per game. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy leads a potent Wolverine offense.

 

Recent Performance

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama is coming off a thrilling win against UGA, demonstrating their resilience in high-stakes matchups. They aim to continue their success against Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

Michigan Wolverines

Michigan has dominated the competition throughout the season, ending with a convincing victory over Iowa. Their defense has been the standout unit, and they look to continue their undefeated streak against Alabama.

 

Prediction:

Michigan enters the Rose Bowl with the nation's top defense, allowing an impressive average of only 9.5 points per game. This defensive prowess, combined with their powerful offense led by J.J. McCarthy, positions Michigan as the favorite in this matchup.

Expect Michigan to control the game with their stellar defense, limiting Alabama's scoring opportunities. The Wolverines' potent offense will do the job, securing a victory and covering the -1.5 point spread.

 

Pick: Michigan -1.5 -110

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