Mississippi State Vs Alabama: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 15, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 15, 2022

The Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-4, 2-1 SEC) hope to build on a five-game home winning stretch when hosting the No. 24 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-5, 2-2 SEC) on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bulldogs’ (-125 to win on the moneyline) game against the Crimson Tide (+104).

The insights in this article are based off odds valid as of January 15, 2022 at 3:39 PM ET. See below for a table with the latest odds for this contest and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Mississippi State Vs Alabama Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Alabama (+1.5)
Total Pick Under (152.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Mississippi State Vs Alabama Stat Rankings

Mississippi State Avg. (Rank) Alabama Avg. (Rank)
75.4 (104th) Points Scored 82.1 (13th)
63.9 (64th) Points Allowed 74.4 (301st)
38.3 (82nd) Rebounds 40.4 (26th)
11.8 (66th) Off. Rebounds 12.9 (29th)
6.2 (290th) 3pt Made 9.4 (49th)
14.9 (92nd) Assists 14.8 (100th)
11.1 (290th) Turnovers 12.9 (146th)

Mississippi State Vs Alabama Betting Trends

  • Mississippi State’s record against the spread (ATS) is 10-5-0.
  • The Bulldogs’ ATS record as 1.5-point favorites or more is 8-5.
  • Mississippi State has seen eight of its 15 games go over the point total.
  • Mississippi State games have finished with more than 152.5 points four times so far this year.
  • The over/under in this game is 152.5 points, 15.3 higher than the average total in Bulldogs games this season.
  • Alabama is 6-10-0 against the spread this season.
  • As a 1.5-point underdog or greater, the Crimson Tide have one win ATS (1-1) this season.
  • Alabama has played 16 games this year, and 11 of them have hit the over.
  • Alabama’s games have finished with over 152.5 points scored 10 times this season.
  • The Crimson Tide average over/under is 152.5, which equals the total for this matchup.

Mississippi State Impact Players

  • Shakeel Moore puts up 10.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, shooting 43.7% from the floor and 37.7% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Garrison Brooks posts a team-best 6.7 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 10.8 points and 0.7 assists, shooting 46.4% from the field.
  • D.J Jeffries posts 10.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, shooting 42.1% from the field and 32.7% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Cameron Matthews puts up 4.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

Alabama Impact Players

  • Keon Ellis leads the Crimson Tide in rebounding (6.3 per game), and puts up 12.1 points and 1.9 assists. He also delivers 1.9 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Jahvon Quinerly is putting up a team-high 4.4 assists per game. And he is contributing 15.4 points and 3.6 rebounds, making 42.6% of his shots from the field and 25.3% from 3-point range, with 1.5 treys per contest.
  • Jaden Shackelford is putting up team highs in points (16.1 per game) and assists (1.3). And he is delivering 5.9 rebounds, making 40.5% of his shots from the floor and 38.3% from beyond the arc, with 3.2 treys per contest.
  • JD Davison is putting up 8.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest, making 49.5% of his shots from the floor.
  • Charles Bediako gives the Crimson Tide 6.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest. He also averages 0.9 steals and 1.8 blocked shots.
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