The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 8 Michigan Wolverines will open up their 2012 college football schedules on Saturday night, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 8:00pm ET from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Sports bettors will find that the Crimson Tide are 14-point neutral-site favorites in the college football betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total is holding steady at 45.5.
There's no doubt that this Big Ten and Southeastern Conference matchup is one of the marquee games of the opening weekend, which has led ABC Sports to put its No. 1 broadcast team in the booth, with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit calling the action.
Let's take a closer look at this contest from a betting perspective.