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Alabama vs Mississippi State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/25/23

Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-7) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (17-2)
January 25, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -11.5 / Mississippi State Bulldogs +11.5; Over/Under: 136.5
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Coleman Coliseum. Mississippi State is currently 12-7 on the season. The Bulldogs lost to Florida in their last game on Saturday. As for Alabama, they’re 17-2 following a win over Missouri in their Saturday matchup. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State went 11-3 in their first 14 games, losing to only Drake, Alabama and Tennessee. The Bulldogs are 1-4 since then with losses to Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida in their most recent quartet. 

On Saturday versus Florida, the Bulldogs were down 33-24 by halftime. Mississippi State surged back on a 35-28 second half but fell short 61-59. Tolu Smith posted a double-double on 12 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort. 

Alabama Crimson Tide

Over on the Alabama side, they were 12-2 over their first 14 games with losses to only UConn and Gonzaga. The Tide have beaten Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, Vanderbilt and Missouri in their last five games to keep the win streak going. 

In the matchup versus Missouri on Saturday, Alabama went into the break with a 38-28 lead. The Tide posted a 47-36 second-half run and managed the blowout win 85-64. Noah Clowney doubled on 17 points and 14 rebounds. 


I’m probably sticking with Alabama. This will be an interesting matchup regardless, though. The last time these teams met up, the Tide powered out a 78-67 victory thanks to 45.6 percent shooting and 41 rebounds (the 19 turnovers didn’t help, though). Alabama has won six straight since then, scoring 78 or more points in each outing. As for Mississippi State, they’ve struggled against some tough teams during this four-game losing streak and haven’t cracked 63 points in any of those matchups. I like the Tide to turn this one into another fairly high-scoring game and cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -11.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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