Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Betting
In the first four games of the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide looked like a former 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. The Tide defeated Georgia for the SEC crown. Now Alabama prepares for its College Football Playoff matchup against the Michigan Wolverines.
College Football Betting Lines
Rose Bowl Game - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Alabama Crimson Tide +2.5
Michigan Wolverines -2.5
Money Line: Alabama +100, Michigan -120
Alabama Crimson Tide Weekly Matchup
On Monday, January 1, 2024, the Alabama Crimson Tide of the SEC will face the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl and College Football Playoff at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. Kickoff time is 5 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Last game, the Michigan Wolverines won 26-20 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.
Alabama Crimson Tide Weekly Recap
Last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide won 27-24 against the Georgia Bulldogs as 5.5-point dogs. The game went under the 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.
Jalen Milroe passed for two touchdowns, and No. 8 Alabama notched a crucial upset by dispatching top-ranked Georgia 27-24 in the Southeastern Conference title game in Atlanta.
Jermaine Burton and Jamarion Miller caught touchdown passes, and Roydell Williams scored on a run as the Crimson Tide won their 11 consecutive games. The victory snapped Georgia's SEC record 29-game winning streak and greatly bolstered Alabama's hopes of crashing the four-team College Football Playoff field.
Milroe was 13-of-23 passing for 192 yards for the Crimson Tide and was named MVP of the game. He said the team had been fueled by offseason chatter that the program wasn't going to be as good as it was in past campaigns.
2023 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule
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The Alabama Crimson Tide is arguably the most successful program in college football history. That is certainly true in the modern era. Alabama has a total of 18 claimed and five unclaimed national championships. The Crimson Tide have NCAA records for 25 double-digit win seasons and 45 bowl victories. The Tide holds the SEC record for 16 division championships and 14 appearances in the SEC championship game.
Alabama’s proud history extends to its head coaches. Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Bear Bryant, and Gene Stallings are firmly ensconced in the College Football Hall of Fame. Current head coach Nick Saban is a certain lock for induction immediately upon retirement. All of these coaches won national championships during their Alabama tenures.
Paul “Bear” Bryant was long considered the GOAT of college football coaches. Bryant was the John Wayne of college football with a larger-than-life presence and swagger. Bryant would not rant and rave much. Instead, he would just glare. And it made the strongest of men cower in fear and or obedience. Bryant won six national championships at Alabama during his career. And he had several other close calls.
Bryant’s greatness leads to Nick Saban. The Nicktator has done the impossible. He has surpassed the legendary and revered Bryant, even among the Alabama faithful, as the new GOAT of college football coaches.
Saban has won six national championships as the Alabama head coach. He has three other losses in the national championship game. And since 2008, he has led Alabama to double-digit win seasons every year.
Alabama boasts a who’s who of legendary players on its all-time roster. Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, and Bart Starr are among the quarterback legends for the Crimson Tide.
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