The 2020 Citrus Bowl pits two teams that fell short of expectations. No. 13 Alabama faces No. 14 Michigan at 1 p.m. ET on New Year's Day in Orlando, with the 10-2 Crimson Tide giving the 9-3 Wolverines 7.5 points in the latest college football odds. Michigan struggled in big games all season, losing to No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 7 Penn State and No. 1 Ohio State.
Alabama also struggled against elite opponents, as the Crimson Tide fell in shootouts to No. 2 LSU and No. 15 Auburn. But which college football spreads should you target on the first day of the new decade? Before studying the latest college football lines and locking in any bowl picks, see the latest college football picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Auburn is coming off a massive Iron Bowl victory over Alabama, but may not be able to replicate that success. The Tigers generated two pick-sixes in that game, but Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (six INTs) was outstanding protecting the football this year.
In total, the Golden Gophers were fifth in the Big Ten with a plus-four turnover margin. SportsLine's model is calling for Minnesota, which went 7-3-1 against the number this season, to stay within the spread in almost 60 percent of simulations. The under (53.5) hits more than 70 percent of the time.
Another one of the model's strongest college football bowl picks: Miami (Ohio) stays within a 14-point spread against Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2020 LendingTree Bowl on Jan. 6. The RedHawks (8-5) are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games and 4-0 against the number in their last four neutral-site games as an underdog.
Miami (Ohio) got a strong season from quarterback Brett Gabbert. The brother of NFL quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the younger Gabbert threw for 2,163 yards and 11 touchdowns as the RedHawks won the MAC's Eastern Division. After starting the season 2-4, Miami (Ohio) won five straight and six of its final seven, including downing Central Michigan to win the MAC Championship Game.
The model says Gabbert will throw for 200 yards and a TD. It also says Miami (Ohio) stays within the 14-point spread in almost 60 percent of simulations. The under (55.5) hits almost 60 percent of the time.
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