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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Crimson Tide over Bulldogs

Alabama Crimson TideMississippi State Bulldogs
Jan 16, 9:00 PM | Humphrey Coliseum

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Humphrey Coliseum Wednesday as host Mississippi State looks to handle the Alabama Crimson Tide in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 7-7 overall and 5-5 ATS ATS, while the Crimson Tide are 9-6 and 4-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Mississippi State boasts a 3-6 on the OU, and Alabama is 4-7.

View Alabama vs Mississippi State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Crimson Tide was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Crimson Tide odds would favor the Crimson Tide if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Mississippi State is rated No. 173 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alabama is at No. 120. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-64 win for the Crimson Tide.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Mississippi State's No. 269-ranked scoring average of 63.2 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense rated No. 61 and allowing 60.9 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 41.4% to date this season, less than the Crimson Tide shooters have managed so far (44.6% per game).

Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Mississippi State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 68-65 winner as they battled Tennessee at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Crimson Tide grabbed a 68-65 win over the Volunteers on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Trevor Lacey at Coleman Coliseum.

Last time out for Mississippi State, they were a 72-61 winner as they battled Georgia on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. Jalen Steele scored 21 points leading the Bulldogs to a 72-61 victory over Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas A&M are 4-0
After playing Tennessee are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee are 3-7
After playing Georgia are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Crimson Tide at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Alabama is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Mississippi State
Mississippi State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Alabama
Mississippi State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Mississippi State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Alabama

Next up:
Alabama home to Texas A&M, Saturday, January 19
Mississippi State at Tennessee, Saturday, January 19