Alabama Crimson Tide (15-8) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-6)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -3 -- Over/Under:
We have some SEC action on the hardwood Tuesday night, as the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a college basketball matchup.
The Alabama Crimson Tide come into this one looking to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games, including a 68-50 road win over Florida in their last outing. Collin Sexton led the Tide with 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting with a pair of threes, 8 rebounds and a team-leading 6 assists. Donta Hall came 2nd with 14 points on a perfect 7 of 7 from the floor with 11 rebounds, while Braxton Key chipped in 13 points. Avery Johnson Jr. added 10 points to round out the scoring in double figures for Alabama in the win. Sexton leads Alabama by averaging 18.6 points and 3.4 assists per game while Hall is the Tide’s top rebounder with 7 boards per game this season. As a team, Alabama is scoring 73.5 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 67.7% from the foul line this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be looking to add another victory to their current 3 game winning streak following a 72-57 triumph over Georgia last time out. Lamar Peters led Mississippi State with 20 points on 9 of 17 shooting with a pair of threes and 4 steals, while Nick and Quinndary Weatherspoon tied for 2nd with 14 points apiece. Nick went 7 of 9 shooting, while Quinndary shot 3 of 7 with a 7 of 8 mark from the foul line and a team-high 8 rebounds. Aric Holman added 12 points and 8 rebounds of his own to finish off the double digit scoring for MSU in the win. Quinndary Weatherspoon leads the Bulldogs with an average of 15 points and 4 assists per game while Abdul Ado is MSU’s top rebounder with 7 boards per game this season. As a team, Mississippi State is scoring 74.2 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field, 29.6% from behind the arc and 68.5% from the foul line this season.
Alabama is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 conference matchups and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a win while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. Alabama is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State at home this season is no joke, as the Bulldogs have gone 15-1 SU at home this year and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. However, Alabama has done extremely well ATS against the rest of the SEC and matches up pretty well with the Bulldogs here. Not to mention the Tide have had all of the success over the last couple of year when these two meet, so I’ll take the free bucket with Alabama in this spot.