The Alabama Crimson Tide are not invincible. That was pretty much ascertained in Week 7 when Nick Saban’s team suffered a 52-49 road loss to the Tennessee Volunteers for Alabama’s first loss of the season. It’s been nearly 10 years since the last time Alabama lost back-to-back games, but the Mississippi State Bulldogs have a chance to hand the Crimson Tide that when they travel to Tuscaloosa looking for a huge victory after losing to the Kentucky Wildcats, 27-17, in Week 7. Check out our preview of this Mississippi State vs Alabama game in Week 8 of the 2022 college football season.
Betting Preview for the Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Week 7 College Football Game on October 22, 2022
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (+21.5)
Record: 5-2 Overall / 2-2 Conference
Kentucky’s defense clearly stifled the usually high-flying attack of Mississippi State, which was only able to reach the end zone just once in Week 7. The Bulldogs also rushed for a mere total of 21 yards. Mississippi State entered that game averaging 38.5 points per game and 106.7 rushing yards per contest this season. Nevertheless, that lethargic offensive performance shouldn’t define the Bulldogs, who must have learned a lesson or two from that Kentucky game that should help them in the upcoming showdown with Alabama. The Crimson Tide are always stout defensively, but the Bulldogs are the same team that scored a total of 82 points in two wins against the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Mississippi State is 4-6 against the spread in its last 10 games as the road team versus the Crimson Tide.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (-21.5)
Record: 6-1 Overall / 3-1 Conference
Regardless of what happened last Saturday, Alabama remains a formidable opponent for any team out there. The Volunteers needed to score more than 50 points to beat Alabama, which actually had more total yards than Tennessee by a slim margin, 569-567. In his first game back from injury, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young went 35/52 for 455 passing yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions. He could be even better in Week 8 after shaking off the rusts. The Crimson Tide’s defense buckled in the Tennessee game, but there’s no reason to push the panic button. It is still one of the best stop units in the nation.
Alabama is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games as the home team.
Alabama wins, 52-23.
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