The Duel

Michigan vs Alabama Predictions for 2020 Citrus Bowl

Colton Dodgson
Mac Jones made three starts for the Crimson Tide this season
Mac Jones made three starts for the Crimson Tide this season / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

For the first time since the inception of the College Football Playoff, the Alabama Crimson Tide didn't make the postseason. Rather, Nick Saban and his team are headed for Orlando to take on the Michigan Wolverines in the Citrus Bowl. Alabama is currently a 7-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're thinking about placing a wager on this one, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Citrus Bowl.

Citrus Bowl Predictions

Bleacher Report
Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, is predicting Alabama will cover a 7.5-point spread.

Washington Post
Neil Greenberg and Matt Bonesteel, of the Washington Post, are split on the Citrus Bowl. Bonesteel is leaning toward the Wolverines to at least keep the game within seven points, while Greenberg is believes the Crimson Tide will cover a 7-point spread.

Adam Rittenberg, senior writer at ESPN, doesn't think it'll be particularly close in Orlando and is backing Alabama. He's projecting a final score of 44-31.

Three of the four experts we highlighted here are picking Alabama to cover the spread, making Bonesteel the only expert picking Michigan.

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