|2013 ESPN College Football Week 12 Odds: Alabama vs. Mississippi State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 15 November 2013 09:00|
Alabama vs. Mississippi St. Odds
Alabama is 9-0 overall, 6-0 in the SEC, 3-0 on the road and 6-3 against the spread. Mississippi State is 4-5 overall, 1-4 in the SEC, 4-1 at home and 4-5 against the spread. Alabama has won five straight over Mississippi State.
Trends show that the home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games of this series and these two have hit the under in 5 of their last 6 meetings overall and in 6 straight meetings at Mississippi State.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alabama is the clear favorite on the road, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -25.5 points against Mississippi State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 52 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 24.5 points. The spread moved up to 26 before falling back to 25.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 52 points.
Alabama is coming off a 38-17 win against LSU last week. It was the third ranked team the Crimson Tide have beaten this year. Alabama is now giving up just 10.6 points per game, which is tied for fewest in the country. Offensively. Alabama is posting 40.9 points per game, which ranks 13th in the nation. Quarterback A.J. McCarron has thrown for 2,041 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead the offense, while T.J. Yeldon has rushed for 862 yards and 12 scores.
Mississippi State is coming off a 51-41 loss at Texas A&M last week. The Bulldogs have lost two straight coming into this game and now averaging just 29.8 points per game on offense while giving up 27.2 points per game on defense. Quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for 1,542 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 722 yards and 10 scores, but is dealing with an arm injury. Tyler Russell has thrown for 468 yards and three scores this year and will play if Prescott can’t.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive linemen Dalvin Tomlinson (knee) and Wilson Love (concussion) are both questionable for the game. Mississippi State tight end Gus Walley (undisclosed) and defensive lineman Jordan Washington (undisclosed) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Alabama, as the Crimson Tide are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -25.5 points at Mississippi State on Saturday.