Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1) vs Miss. St Bulldogs (9-0) Odds & Info
|Game||Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1) vs Miss. St Bulldogs (9-0)|
|Date & Time||Saturday November 15, 2014, 3:30 PM (EST)|
ALA -7 Total 51
In what will be the regular season game of the year, the undefeated and #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs will try to knock off the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Nobody would have guessed the Bulldogs would be here in this position, but they have made it due to a balanced offense and a solid defense. A win over the Crimson Tide would all but assure the Bulldogs a spot in the SEC Championship game and a spot in the four team playoff. Mississippi State tuned up last weekend with a 45-16 home victory over UT Martin. Heisman Trophy candidate QB Dak Prescott threw for 206 yards and scored 3 combined touchdowns in the win.
Through nine games, Mississippi State ranks 39th in passing offense, 16th in rushing offense, and 12th in scoring offense at 39.8 points per game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have positioned themselves perfectly to win another SEC Championship and make it to the four team playoff. The Crimson Tide has this week’s matchup with Mississippi State, followed by home dates with Western Carolina and Auburn. Alabama is coming over an impressive 20-13 overtime win over the LSU Tigers in Death Valley. Alabama trailed 13-10 with 50 seconds left in regulation, before QB Blake Sims led the team on a drive that culminated in a game tying 27 yard field goal. In overtime, Alabama had the ball first and scored on a 6 yard touchdown pass from Sims to DeAndrew White. On LSU’s only possession in overtime, Alabama forced four straight incomplete passes to secure the victory.
Alabama ranks 29th in passing offense, 36th in rushing offense, and 34th in scoring offense at 34.7 points per contest.
With two offenses that move the ball as proficiently as these two teams, defense will be the key. Alabama has an edge, with a defense that ranks 4th in the nation in total defense and 2nd in scoring defense. Mississippi State has been vulnerable through the air, ranking 91st in total defense and 16th in scoring defense.
Recent Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Alabama.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games.
Alabama is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games.
Alabama is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Mississippi State.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama's last 7 games when playing Mississippi State.
Free NCAAB Pick:
This should be an outstanding game. Expect Alabama WR Amari Cooper to find plenty of success against Mississippi State’s secondary and for Alabama to make some plays on defense. Still think the dream season of Mississippi State finds a way to keep the Bulldogs close to the end. The home crowd will definitely be a factor and just enough for Bama to pull off another close last second win. Final Score Prediction, Alabama Crimon Tide wins but fails to cover ATS 28-27.