Alabama at Mississippi State 2/12/19 - CBB Picks & Predictions
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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
The Alabama Crimson Tide visits Humphrey Coliseum on Starkville, Mississippi on Tuesday for an SEC showdown with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Alabama improved to 15-8 on the season following its win on Saturday at Vanderbilt 77-67. The Crimson Tide received six points from Riley Norris during the last two minutes of the game to help hold off the Commodores.
Mississippi State fell to 16-7 on the season following its 71-67 loss to Kentucky on Saturday. The Bulldogs trailed by 18 at one point, battled back make the game a one possession affair with one minute remaining, but the Bulldogs were turned away by a late stand from the Kentucky defense. Lamar Peters scored 16 points to lead Mississippi State.
Kira Lewis Jr. leads the Crimson Tide in scoring with an average of 14.3 points per game. Donta Hall is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.7 rebounds per game. Lewis Jr. leads in assists with an average of 3.0 per game. Alabama is shooting 45.4% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.
Quinndary Weatherspoon leads four players scoring in double figures for Mississippi State with an average of 17.9 points per game. Aric Holman leads the team in rebounds with an average of 7.0 per game, while Lamar Peters is the leader in assists with an average of 5.7 per game. Mississippi State is shooting 47.3% from the field and 37.2% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Alabama is 6-2 ATS in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Crimson Tide’s last 8
Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 at home
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Bulldogs last 5 in the SEC
Free Betting Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide +6
Alabama has seen success against the spread versus Mississippi State. The Tide has covered the number in 4 of the last 5 played at Mississippi State and 5 of the last 6 overall against the Bulldogs. While Mississippi State is favored, the Crimson Tide has covered 6 of its last 8 overall and 6 of the last 7 played in the SEC. Final Score Prediction, Mississippi State Bulldogs win but fall short ATS 78-75.