Mississippi State vs. Alabama - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (11-9) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Tuesday at the Humphrey Coliseum.
The Alabama Crimson Tide need a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 66.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Retin Obasohan is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 assists while Shannon Hale is averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Arthur Edwards is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.6 assists. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Crimson Tide are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost 11 of their last 16 road games.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs also need a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 76.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Gavin Ware is averaging 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while Malik Newman is averaging 13.7 points and 2.2 assists. Craig Sword is dishing 2.9 assists and Quinndary Weatherspoon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Crimson Tide are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss. The Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Crimson Tide are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a winnable game for the Bulldogs, and they usually play well on their home court. Alabama doesn't lose back to back games against the spread often, but Miss State has the better talent and should be able to do just enough to get the W/cover.