Mississippi State vs. Alabama Pick
Can Mississippi State find a way to pull off an upset in the SEC Tournament when it takes on Alabama today at 3PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Alabama is the favorite in this contest, as the Crimson Tide are getting odds of -3.5 points against Mississippi State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 127 points. Alabama won both meetings with Mississippi State this season. Today’s game will be held from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Alabama is the fifth seed in this tournament after going 10-8 in the SEC during the season. The Tide are also 17-13 overall and 13-15 against the spread. Bama is coming off a 59-54 loss at Tennessee to end the regular season and the Tide have lost three of their last four games. Bama is averaging 68.4 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 64.7 on defense. Braxton Key is leading the team with 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while Dazon Ingram is adding 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest.
Mississippi State is coming off an impressive 79-52 win over LSU last night to open the SEC Tournament. The Bulldogs are now 16-15 on the season and they have covered the spread in three straight to move to 17-11 against the spread on the season. Mississippi State averages 73.1 points per game on offense while allowing 71.2 on defense. Quinndary Weatherspoon is leading the Bulldogs with 16.6 points and 5 rebounds per game while Lamar Peters is adding 10.9 points per contest.
While Mississippi State has won two straight, both were against LSU. Alabama has had the Bulldogs’ number this season, winning both meetings by a combined 19 points. The Bulldogs really struggled to battle with the Tide on the glass, being outrebounded by 16 in the two games. Look for Bama to use the same blueprint today against a team that should have some tired legs from playing 24 hours ago.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: ALABAMA -3.5