North Alabama at Mississippi State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/14/23
Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-0) vs North Alabama Lions (2-0)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Humphrey Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Mississippi State Bulldogs -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The North Alabama Lions will head down to Starkville to meet the Mississippi State Bulldogs in non-conference play this Tuesday on the SEC Network.
North Alabama Wildcats Preview
North Alabama comes in at 2-0 after defeating Alabama A&M at home, 83-67. The Lions held on to a double-double halftime lead, and they’ll look to bring some fight down to StarkVegas this Tuesday. North Alabama is scoring 88.0 points per game, on 48% shooting, while allowing 63.5 ppg.
North Alabama Player Notes
• Senior guard Kevin Johnson has been efficient thru two contests, and he leads NALA in scoring (15.5).
• Junior guard Josiah Fulcher has also been precise, and he’s averaging 12.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg thus far.
• Veteran forward Damien Forrest has flirted with double-doubles in both matchups, and he leads the team in rebounding (10.5), while scoring 8.5 ppg.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview
Mississippi State enters at 2-0 after defeating Tennessee-Martin in Starkville, 87-63. The Bulldogs controlled both halves in their home opener, and they’ll look to double down here against North Alabama. Mississippi St. is scoring 79.0 points per game, on 40.5% shooting, while allowing 59.5 ppg.
Mississippi State Player Notes
• Junior guard Trey Fort poured in a game-high 21 points and hit five threes in the win over ASU, and he leads State in scoring (16.0).
• Freshman guard Josh Hubbard poured in a personal-best 22 points in the win over UT-Martin, and he’s averaging 14.0 ppg early on.
• Jimmy Bell Jr. grabbed a game-high 12 boards in the 11/11 victory, and he leads the Bulldogs in rebounding (10.5), while scoring 10.0 ppg.
• Bronx native and veteran leader Dashaun Davis struggled with his shot versus UTM, and he’s averaging 9.5 ppg thus far.
North Alabama vs Mississippi State Trends
• NALA is 1-0 against the spread, with a 1-0 O/U record
• STATE is 2-0 ATS, with a 1-1 over/under record.
Corey’s Free Pick
Mississippi State has looked sharp thru two games, and there’s little reason to look away from them here at home. North Alabama comes in with a bit of experience, but they’ve been untested thus far, and this Power 5 matchup could be a real eye opener for them. The Bulldogs have retooled on the fly, and I like them handling business here.