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Alabama Crimson TideMississippi State Bulldogs
Jan 14, 4:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

13-3TEAM RECORD14-3

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Alabama when they take on the Bulldogs on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Bulldogs sport records of 14-3 and 9-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Crimson Tide have 13-3 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-8 for the Bulldogs and 7-5 for the Crimson Tide.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bulldogs as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 48 and the Crimson Tide at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-76 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crimson Tide rank No. 118 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Mississippi State’s No. 76 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi State is college basketball's No. 128-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Crimson Tide rate No. 335 with 4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alabama owns the country's No. 41-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Alabama was a 69-53 winner at home against LSU. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Crimson Tide got 20 points from Trevor Releford as Alabama ran past LSU 69-53 on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum.

Mississippi State won its last outing, a 62-58 result against Tennessee on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Dee Bost scored 13 points leading the Bulldogs to a 62-58 victory over Tennessee at Humphrey Coliseum on Thursday.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Vanderbilt are 8-2
After playing LSU are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Mississippi are 4-6
After playing Tennessee are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Crimson Tide at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Alabama is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Alabama is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Mississippi State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Mississippi State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games when playing Alabama

Next up:
Alabama home to Vanderbilt, Thursday, January 19
Mississippi State at Mississippi, Wednesday, January 18

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