Alabama and Michigan will lead off the College Football Playoff double header today with Michigan being the one seed and Alabama being the four seed. Bama comes in 12-1 and Michigan comes in a perfect 13-0 so this one promises to be a good one. Let's get into our Alabama vs Michigan Prediction and CFB Playoff Picks 1/1./24.
The Wolverines come into the game with an impressive undefeated record of 13-0. Their offense averages 36.7 points per game, ranking 14th in the nation, while their defense is exceptionally strong, allowing only 9.5 points per game, the best in the country.
Key players for Michigan include quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who has thrown for 2,630 yards and 19 touchdowns, and running back Blake Corum, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Alabama Crimson Tide:
Alabama, with a record of 12-1, is known for its potent offense, averaging 35.1 points per game, ranked 19th nationally. Their defense is also formidable, allowing 18.4 points per game.
The Crimson Tide's offense is led by quarterback Jalen Milroe, who has passed for 2,718 yards and 23 touchdowns. Their ground game is robust, featuring running back Jase McClellan, who has accumulated over 800 rushing yards.
This game is expected to be a clash of titans, with both teams showcasing strength both offensively and defensively. Michigan's top-ranked defense will be tested against Alabama's high-scoring offense.
The betting odds slightly favor Michigan, with a spread of -2, indicating a close contest. The total points for the game are set at 45, with predictions leaning towards an over.
Alabama 35 Michigan 27
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This game promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams bringing their best to the field in a bid to secure a spot in the National Championship game.