The countdown is on to New Year’s Day and the first College Football Playoff semifinal between unbeaten Michigan and 12-1 Alabama in the Rose Bowl.
My guess is by kickoff people will have forgotten all about the controversy over Alabama getting in over unbeaten ACC champ Florida State. Hmm, probably not.
You don’t need to guess on the best Michigan sportsbooks which will have bursting markets and odds on the 2024 Rose Bowl. Michigan remains a 1.5-point favorite at BetMGM with the total at 45.5, but the line has shifted some at BetRivers, where the Wolverines are just a 1-point favorite.
We’re going to break down this match-up in detail, first looking at both offenses, and later the defenses, special teams and X-factors.