Notre Dame vs. Alabama Odds & Picks for the Rose Bowl: The Model Edge to Bet For This College Football Playoff Semifinal

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  • The 2021 College Football Playoff kicks off with Alabama vs. Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl (4 p.m. ET).
  • According to our College Football PRO Projections, Alabama vs. Notre Dame is currently offering a 4.2% spread betting edge.
  • Continue reading to see the smart way to bet on the Rose Bowl.

Notre Dame vs. Alabama Odds

Notre Dame Odds +19.5
Alabama Odds -19.5
Over/Under 65.5
PRO Projections Alabama -13.5 | O/U: 67.4
Time/Channel  4 p.m. ET, ESPN
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We made it! The College Football Playoff gets underway on Friday with Notre Dame vs. Alabama in the Rose Bowl at 4 p.m. ET followed by Ohio State vs. Clemson in the Sugar Bowl at 8 p.m. ET.

And even more exciting is that both of these games are showing valuable betting edges according to our College Football PRO Projections, which are compiled by our very own Collin Wilson.

Using The Action Network’s betting tools, let’s pinpoint the edge worth betting for Notre Dame vs. Alabama.

Notre Dame vs. Alabama Picks

At -19.5, Alabama is the biggest favorite in the history of the College Football Playoff, so the betting market isn’t exactly expecting a nail-biter in the Rose Bowl.

However, our model does expect Notre Dame to be competitive enough to keep the margin of victory within the 19.5-point spread.

We project the Rose Bowl spread to be Notre Dame +13.5, which translates to a 4.2% edge when compared to the current consensus line of +19.5.

In fact, by comparing lines on The Action Network’s College Football Live Odds Page, we can make this edge even bigger by shopping for one of the many sportsbooks at +20, like BetMGM.

And if meaty betting edges are your thing, be sure to sign up for a FREE Trial of our Action PRO subscription right now to see our Sugar Bowl projection, which is currently pegging a whopping 9.2% edge for Ohio State vs. Clemson.

PRO Projections Pick: Notre Dame +20

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