Mississippi State at Alabama 2012 College Basketball Predictions: The Alabama Crimson Tide and Mississippi State Bulldogs battle Saturday night for the best of the west in the SEC while positioning for seeding in the SEC Men’s basketball tournament in two weeks. Mississippi State (19-9, 6-7) has dropped three-straight games at Alabama (18-9, 7-6), and in the last 13 meetings there, nine have been decided by single digits. Alabama is 11-3 at home overall and 4-2 in SEC play. Thursday, the Tide ran past Arkansas in Fayetteville, 79-68. Freshman Rodney Cooper came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points, while Andrew Steele added 15. The game will be televised by ESPN with a 6 pm ET start.
Alabama, returning home with some momentum after Thursday’s road win at Arkansas, are installed by Bodava.lv oddsmakers as 6-chalk favorites with a combined score total of 127. Bulldogs backers wagering for a SU win are getting +220 College Basketball odds on on the offshore moneyline while the price of wagering Bama to win SU is -260 ($260 wager to win $100).
“Alabama is playing some of its best basketball of the season right now,” said 14th-year MSU coach Rick Stansbury, who owns a 16-13 ledger against the Tide. “To see what they did at Arkansas is really impressive. It’s going to be a challenge, and we’ll have to be at our best. It’s on the road, and we all know that’s never easy.”
Winning at Coleman Coliseum is never easy for visitors. The Tide is hot right now and the Bulldogs are not. Alabama will win this game SU, wagering priced at -260.
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