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Mississippi State Bulldogs Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama looks to cover the Crimson Tide-Bulldogs pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 16-9 mark when they host Mississippi State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Mississippi State Bulldogs were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Alabama Crimson Tide battles the Mississippi State Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 11-14 mark (13-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 10-13-1 for the Alabama Crimson Tide and 13-10 for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Alabama Crimson Tide sit at No. 143 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs sit at No. 126 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs rank No. 196 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.04 per game. That compares with Alabama’s No. 179 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Alabama is college basketball's No. 83-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs rate No. 136 with 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 24 points leading the Bulldogs to a 75-74 victory over Vanderbilt at Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday.

Alabama got 35 points from Retin Obasohan en route to a 76-69 victory over LSU on Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Betting Trends
  • Mississippi State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 9 games
  • Mississippi State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games on the road
  • Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
  • Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Mississippi State at Texas A&M, Wednesday, February 24th
Alabama at Kentucky, Tuesday, February 23rd