Rose Bowl Alabama vs. Michigan College Football Betting Odds (01/01/2024)

Rose Bowl Alabama vs. Michigan College Football Betting Odds (01-01-2024)

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Georgia for the SEC crown. Now Alabama prepares for its College Football Playoff matchup against the Michigan Wolverines. Consider that in the first four games of the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide looked like a former College Football Betting superpower that had lost a step. Head coach Nick Saban was uncertain about his starting QB as a sluggish offense failed to complement a good defense. But by season’s end, Jalen Milroe was working QB miracles and Alabama was in the SEC championship game.

Rose Bowl Betting Alabama vs. Michigan NCAAF Information

Date and Time:Monday, January 1, 2024, 5 p.m. ET.
Location:Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA.
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Alabama+1½ -11045½ -110EV
Michigan-1½ -11045½ -110-120
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Rose Bowl Format

At the onset, the Rose Bowl began in 1916, with the matchup hosting schools from the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. This traditional sportsbook matchup ended when the bowl started to participate in the championship and semifinal matchups. During years the Rose Bowl is not used as a venue for the postseason it reverts to the original bowl tie-ins. This game takes place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. In turn, it is usually played on New Year’s Day.

Rose Bowl Recent Results

The 2023 Rose Bowl saw Penn State winning 35-21 over Utah. Sean Clifford hit KeAndre Lambert-Smith on an 88-yard TD pass, the longest in Rose Bowl history. Also, the Nittany Lions got an 87-yard TD run from Nicholas Singleton. Utah lost starting quarterback Cameron Rising to injury in the third quarter.

In 2022, it was back to a traditional Big Ten vs. Pac-12 matchup, and it was a classic. Ohio State outlasted Utah by a 48-45 count. Namely, Buckeyes WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba set an all-time bowl record with 347 receiving yards on 15 grabs with three touchdowns.

The 2021 Rose Bowl game was one of two College Football Playoff semifinal matchups. Accordingly, Alabama as they rolled over Notre Dame. The Crimson Tide jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and the game was over. The Tide led 21-7 at the half and 28-7 after three quarters. The final score ended up with Alabama winning 31-14. The game was played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Correlate Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith won MVP honors. Patrick Surtain II was named defensive MVP.

Rose Bowl Matchup

Last game, the Michigan Wolverines won 26-0 against the Iowa Hawkeyes as 21.5-point favorites. The game went under the total of 35.5. Michigan has a record of 13-0 straight up, 7-5-1 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Michigan ranks 68th for total offense, 76th for passing, 60th for rushing, and 14th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 2nd overall, 2nd against the pass, 6th against the rush, and 1st for points allowed. Also, Michigan ranks 5th for fewest turnovers lost and 6th for takeaways.

Last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide won 27-24 against the Georgia Bulldogs as 5.5-point dogs. The game went under the College Football Betting total of 54. Alabama has a record of 12-1 straight up, 9-4 against the spread, and 9-3-1 over/under the total. Alabama ranks 54th for total offense, 61st for passing, 50th for rushing, and 19th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 18th overall, 22nd against the pass, 33rd against the rush, and 17th for points allowed. Also, Alabama ranks 23rd for fewest turnovers lost and 32nd for takeaways.

Rose Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Alabama has more speed on both sides of the line.

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