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Mississippi State Bulldogs visit Alabama Crimson Tide in college basketball clash

Mississippi State BulldogsAlabama Crimson Tide
Feb 20, 8:00 PM | Coleman Coliseum

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

7-17TEAM RECORD17-8

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.

View Mississippi State vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Mississippi State home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 23
Alabama at LSU, Saturday, February 23