Mississippi State vs Alabama Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

Alabama Crimson Tide (26-5) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-11)

Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -6 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown in the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. When these two teams faced off on January 25th it was Alabama that secured the 66-63 victory. 

Mississippi State Betting Preview

The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this game with a 21-11 record overall and they are coming off a win over the Florida Gators on Thursday. They almost blew the game late, but they scored 12 points in overtime, and that was enough to secure the 69-68 victory. Tolu Smith finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds. The Bulldogs have to feel comfortable about their position going into selection Sunday, but a win here would almost all but guarantee it. Tolu Smith is averaging 15.4 points while shooting 58.3 percent from the field.

Alabama Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Alabama who sits with a 26-5 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. Alabama’s offense managed only 61 points and that led to the six point defeat. Brandon Miller had another strong game finishing with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists. Alabama is averaging 82.8 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. Alabama wants to push the pace and they need the offense to be better in this game. Brandon Miller is averaging 19.6 points while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Mississippi State almost blew the game on Thursday and they are going to struggle again in this game. Brandon Miller is having a strong season averaging 19.6 points and he’s going to go even higher than that here. The Bulldogs offense isn’t going to be good enough, and Alabama is going to cover the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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