Mississippi State Bulldogs visit Alabama Crimson Tide in college basketball clash
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Mississippi State Bulldogs pay a visit to Coleman Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
The Crimson Tide sit at 17-8 (9-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 7-17 (7-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Alabama is 5-16 OU, and Mississippi State is 10-9 OU.
The Crimson Tide were listed as 16.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 113 (Crimson Tide) and the No. 304 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 67-54 result in favor of the Crimson Tide has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Alabama has the nation's No. 286-rated offensive output, at 62.4 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 238 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.
Defensively, Mississippi State features the nation's No. 308-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.
Mississippi State was an 80-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against LSU. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Craig Sword scored 25 points for Mississippi State on Saturday, but the Tigers managed an 80-68 victory over the Bulldogs at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Alabama won its last outing, a 68-58 result against South Carolina on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. Alabama earned a 68-58 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, getting 17 points from Trevor Lacey at Coleman Coliseum.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Vanderbilt are 6-4
After playing LSU are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing LSU are 6-4
After playing South Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Bulldogs at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Mississippi State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Alabama's last 10 games
Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Mississippi State
Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Mississippi State home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 23
Alabama at LSU, Saturday, February 23