Who’s gonna stop the No. 18 Alabama Crimson Tide express? The Crimson Tide are on a roll, and they will look to extend their win streak when they take on the visiting Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa this Saturday. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA College Basketball Game on January 23 2021
Where: Coleman Coliseum
When: Saturday, January 23, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: SEC NETWORK
Betting on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (+11)
Record: 9-6 Overall / 4-3 Conference
Mississippi State is coming off a 64-46 home loss to the Ole Miss Rebels on Jan 19. DJ Stewart led the Bulldog with 18 points, while Tolu Smith had 10 points. However, Mississippi State shot only 34.6 percent from the field and was an ugly 4 of 14 from behind the arc. Given how low the Bulldogs’ interest is in shooting from deep based on their season’s average of 5.6 3-point attempts per game, it was a bit of a surprise that they hoisted that many threes. The Bulldogs have to get back to what they do best on offense, and that’s by creating shots nearer the basket. The Bulldogs are 18th in the nation with 58.6 percent of their points coming inside the arc. The Bulldogs have two of the best scorers in the SEC, with Iverson Molinar and Stewart each averaging 17.4 points per game.
Mississippi State is 5-4 against the spread in its last nine games overall.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (-11)
Record: 12-3 Overall / 7-0 Conference
Alabama shot the hell out in its last game, as the Crimson Tide drained 23 3-pointers on 43 attempts in their 105-75 win in Baton Rouge over the LSU Tigers on Jan. 19. The Crimson Tide haven’t lost in six games so far this year and are 8-0 straight up in their last eight overall. The long ball has been a tremendous weapon for Crimson Tide. They are averaging 11.0 3-pointers per game on 35.9 percent shooting from the field. They have upped those numbers of late, as Alabama hit at least 14 threes and shot no worse than 41 percent from deep in each of its last three games. Alabama’s defense is also one to look out for, as the team is 10th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, with opponents averaging only 90.5 points per possession.
Alabama is 4-0 against the spread in its last four home games.
Alabama wins, 79-68.
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