Mississippi State at Alabama: 2/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Mississippi State at Alabama: 2/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide (16-9) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -6 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Coleman Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on January 15th it was Mississippi State that won 78-76. 

Iverson Molinar had a big game finishing with 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Jaden Shackelford was the best player for Alabama scoring 17 points and adding five rebounds. 

Mississippi State comes into this game with a 14-10 record overall and they have gone 12-11-1 against the spread. Coming into this game the Bulldogs have lost three games in a row including the last game against LSU. The offense scored 65 points, but the defense gave up 69 points and that led to the defeat. The Bulldogs are averaging 72.7 points while their defense is giving up 66.7 points per game. Iverson Molinar has been the top player for the Bulldogs this season averaging 18.4 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Alabama Crimson Tide who sit with a 16-9 record overall and they have gone 9-15-1 against the spread. Alabama has won two games in a row including the last game against Arkansas. The defense stepped up in that game, giving up only 67 points and that led to the one point victory. Alabama is averaging 80.4 points while their defense is giving up 75.5 points per game. Jaden Shackelford has been the top player for Alabama averaging 17.3 points while shooting 40.7 percent from the field. 

Alabama is 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. The under is 4-1 in Mississippi State’s last five games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mississippi State’s five games played on Wednesday. 

Mississippi State won the first game against Alabama, but that is going to be different in this game. Alabama is going to have no issue running up the score against the Bulldogs defense and this game is going to get out of hand early. Back Alabama against the spread. 

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