|2012 ESPN College Football Week 9 Odds: Mississippi State vs. Alabama|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 26 October 2012 09:30|
Mississippi State vs. Alabama Odds
Alabama is 7-0 this year, 4-0 in the SEC and 4-0 at home. Mississippi State is 7-0 overall, 3-0 in the SEC and 2-0 on the road. The Bulldogs are 5-2 against the spread this year while the Crimson Tide are 4-3 ATS. Alabama has won four straight in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games in this series. These two have combined to hit the under in their last 5 meetings and in 5 of their last 7 meetings in Alabama.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Alabama is favored to win this game, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -24 points at home against Mississippi State. The over/under total has been set at 46 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game also had Alabama favored by 24 points. The spread moved around a lot, hitting a low of 23 points and a high of 24.5 points before closing at Alabama -24.
Alabama is coming off a 44-13 win at Tennessee last week. The Crimson Tide are currently the top defense in the country, allowing just 8.3 points per game. Offensively, Alabama is scoring 41 points per contest. The Tide have yet to win a game by less than 19 points. Alabama has been led offensively by its duo of running backs, Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon. The two have combined for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season.
Mississippi State is coming off a 45-3 win against Middle Tennessee State last week. The Bulldogs are similar to Alabama in that they are allowing just 14.4 points per game while scoring 36.7 points per contest on offense. Mississippi State is also led by a strong ground game. Ladarius Perkins is leading the way with 724 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning is questionable for this game due to disciplinary reasons. Mississippi State has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of +24 points at Alabama on Saturday.