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Alabama Crimson Tide Visit Mississippi Rebels in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Mississippi Rebels will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tad Smith Coliseum on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Alabama Crimson Tide opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi Rebels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Mississippi Rebels are 10-3 overall and 6-6 ATS, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-3 and 7-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Mississippi boasts a 4-8 on the OU, and Alabama is 2-8-1.

The Mississippi Rebels sit at No. 70 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Alabama Crimson Tide sit at No. 226 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi has the nation's No. 118-rated offensive output, at 75.77 PPG. The visiting Alabama Crimson Tide defense ranks No. 44 allowing on average 64.92 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 43.13% so far, less than the Mississippi Crimson Tide marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alabama earned a 68-49 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday, getting 23 points from Retin Obasohan at Coleman Coliseum.

Mississippi was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Kentucky and falling by a 83-61 score at Rupp Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games on the road
  • Alabama is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Mississippi
  • Mississippi is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi's last 11 games
  • Mississippi is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Mississippi is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Alabama

Next Betting Matchups

Alabama home to Kentucky, Saturday, January 9th
Mississippi at Georgia, Saturday, January 9th