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NCAA hoops odds preview - Alabama vs. Mississippi

Alabama Crimson TideMississippi Rebels
Feb 26, 4:00 PM | Tad Smith Coliseum

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi Rebels Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Mississippi vs Alabama battle Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum as the Rebels look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Crimson Tide will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Rebels are 11-11 ATS. Alabama is 11-8-2 on the totals; Mississippi is 10-12.

View Alabama vs Mississippi Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Alabama before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 68-ranked Rebels and the No. 43-rated Crimson Tide in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-73 win for the Crimson Tide on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Crimson Tide rank No. 58 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Mississippi’s No. 108 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Mississippi is college basketball's No. 69-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Crimson Tide rate No. 336 with 4.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Alabama owns the country's No. 103-rated mark, allowing 68.1 points per game on the highway. Mississippi, on the other hand, rates No. 77 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 51-49 winner as they battled Auburn at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. The Crimson Tide grabbed a 51-49 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from JaMychal Green at Coleman Coliseum.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 79-73 loser on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. Chris Warren chucked in a team-high 33 points for Mississippi on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 79-73 at Colonial Life Arena.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Auburn are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Auburn are 5-5
After playing South Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Crimson Tide at Rebels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 5 games on the road
Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Mississippi
Alabama is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi's last 5 games when playing Alabama
Mississippi is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Mississippi is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Mississippi's last 9 games

Next up:
Alabama at Florida, Tuesday, March 1
Mississippi at Auburn, Wednesday, March 2