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When is the Rose Bowl? Michigan - Alabama | Odds, predictions, stadium, time and more...

On New Year’s Day we’ll see who makes it to the CFP National Championship on. The winner of the Rose Bowl will take on Washington or Texas.

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On New Year’s Day we’ll see who makes it to the CFP National Championship on. The winner of the Rose Bowl will take on Washington or Texas.
JUSTIN CASTERLINEAFP

The College Football Playoff committee has announced the matchups for the NCAA championships semifinals. The committee has carefully selected the top four teams in the nation, and they are now gearing up for a football spectacle that promises to captivate fans across the country.

On Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, will witness a clash between two legendary football programs, Alabama and Michigan. The early odds place Michigan as a slight 1.5-point favorite.

In the Sugar Bowl, scheduled as the night game on New Year’s Day in New Orleans, Louisiana, Texas and Washington will face off in an electrifying match. The odds favor Texas, placing them as 4.5-point favorites and adding excitement to the New Year’s football festivities.

There have been intense debates and discussions dissecting the strengths and weaknesses of each team. There are several factors to consider, from the offensive prowess of Alabama and Michigan to the strategic planning of coaches like Steve Sarkisian and the potential impact of key players.

However, there has been controversy surrounding the selection process, particularly regarding excluding Florida State, an undefeated Power Five conference champion. The decision has prompted reflections on the criteria used by the committee, with considerations ranging from the television appeal of matchups to coaches’ preferences on opponents.

As the semifinals unfold, the sports world awaits the outcomes that will shape the path to the National Championship. With the top teams from the SEC and Big Ten conferences vying for supremacy, the stage is set for a thrilling series of games that could redefine the landscape of college football.

Looking ahead to the championship game, speculations and predictions abound. Will it be a titanic clash, with Alabama emerging victorious? Or can Texas, under the strategic guidance of Steve Sarkisian, pull off an upset?

Michigan - Alabama odds

The game between Michigan, currently ranked number one, and Alabama, the tough fourth seed. Alabama’s Jaylen Milroe’s remarkable performance against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game exudes immense confidence.

The betting line has been impeccably set, with Alabama’s recent triumph over Georgia adding considerable value to their standing.

Michigan Odds

  • Spread -1.5/-110
  • Total: 45.5, -110o / -110u
  • Moneyline: -130

Alabama Odds

  • Spread: +1.5/-110
  • Total: 45.5, -110o / -110u
  • Moneyline: +108

Over / under: 42.5

Michigan had initially hoped to face Florida State in the Rose Bowl, where they would have approximately 10 10-point advantage. However, fate had other plans, and now the Wolverines must face the challenge called - the Crimson Tide.

As the opening odds were analyzed, it was marked that Michigan, although initially opening as a two-and-a-half-point favorite, has seen the line shift to minus two against Alabama.

Prediction: Alabama to win and cover the spread. Under 42.5 points

Rose Bowl 2024: how to watch

Kick-off: Jan. 1, 2024 at 5 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN
Streaming: Fubo