One of the biggest college football games of the year will take place on New Year's Eve, as the No. 4 Cincinnati Bearcats take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic CFP Playoff Semifinal at AT&T Stadium.
Here's what fans need to know about the latest betting odds and predictions for the game.
Cincinnati vs Alabama Cotton Bowl Odds
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CINCY: (+430) | BAMA: (-620)
Spread: CINCY: +14 (-115) | BAMA: -14 (-105)
Total: 58 – Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Odds to Win National Championship: CINCY: (+1800) | BAMA: (+120)
There has been little line movement in this game since the odds opened on December 5. At that time, Alabama was a 14-point favorite with -590 moneyline odds. The small shift in Alabama's favor has not caused their championship odds to change from +120 and Cincinnati has also remained at +1800.
Cincinnati vs Alabama Cotton Bowl Prediction
All NCAAF predictions & expert picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide win (77.4%)
Cincinnati vs Alabama Best Bet
That projection from numberFire leaves Cincinnati with a 22.6% chance of winning this game. Converted to moneyline odds, that would translate to +343. Since the actual odds are higher (+430), the Cincinnati moneyline is the best projected bet for the Cotton Bowl.
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