Alabama vs. Michigan State Prediction
College basketball fans will be treated to a Thanksgiving night top-25 matchup on Thursday when No. 18 Alabama takes on No. 12 Michigan State at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Is the wrong team favored in this Phil Knight Invitational matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
809 Alabama Crimson Tide (-3.5) at 810 Michigan State Spartans (+3.5); o/u 145.5
10:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, November 24, 2022
Moda Center, Portland, OR
Alabama vs. Michigan State Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 56% of public bettors are currently backing North Carolina when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Alabama Crimson Tide DFS Spin
Cameron Latu was able to practice Wednesday, per Charlie Potter of 247Sports.com. Latu missed the Austin Peay game, along with several other Alabama starters on offense. Latu has been a reliable target for Bryce Young all season, albeit without monster numbers (24 catches for 305 yards and three touchdowns). The fact that he was able to practice on Wednesday is a good sign for his Iron Bowl availability.
Michigan State Spartans DFS Spin
Malik Hall has been ruled out for this week's Phil Knight Invitational and is likely to miss multiple weeks due to a foot injury, Brendan F. Quinn of The Athletic reports. It's an unfortunate development for the Spartans just four games into the 2022-23 campaign, as Hall was averaging 12.0 points and 5.3 rebounds across 31.5 minutes per contest prior to the injury. Considering Sparty's lack of frontcourt depth, Joey Hauser and Mady Sissoko figure to see expanded workloads in Hall's absence, while Jaxon Kohler could also receive more run than he might otherwise.
Alabama vs. Michigan State CBB Betting Trends
Over is 22-10 in Crimson Tide last 32 overall
Over is 5-1 in Crimson Tide last 6 neutral site games
Over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 neutral site games
Over is 9-3 in Spartans last 12 overall
Alabama vs. Michigan State CBB Prediction:
The Crimson Tide are just 8-20-1 at the betting window in their last 29 games overall, are 5-11-1 against the number in their last 17 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and are 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 games coming off a win. On the other side, the Spartans are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, are 29-11-1 against the number in their last 41 games on Thursday and are 7-3 at the betting window in their last 10 games overall.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS +3.5