Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, MS
Humphrey Coliseum is the location where the Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-4) will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-5) on Saturday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced Auburn and ended up losing by a score of 81-77 in their last game. Alabama walked away from the game having earned a 34.8% FG percentage (23 out of 66) and knocked down 7 of their 31 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide made 24 of their 29 attempts for a percentage of 82.8%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 36 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to the defense, Alabama allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the floor on 30 of 67 shooting. Auburn dished out 11 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Auburn collected 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Auburn shot 63.6% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 22 attempts. They made 7 of 26 attempts from 3-point land. In regard to personal fouls, the Crimson Tide ended up walking away with 18 and Auburn racked up 24 personal fouls.
Noah Gurley is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He accounted for 11 points on 3 out of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 26 mins played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist.
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Alabama enters this matchup with a record of 11-5 for the season. They average 82.1 pts per game (13th in Division 1) while going 45.8% from the field. The Crimson Tide are hitting 32.1% on 3-point shots (151 of 471) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Alabama is collecting 40.4 boards per game and has racked up 237 dimes so far this season, which ranks 71st in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.9 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Crimson Tide have forced 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.1% from 3-point land while they are 303rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (74.4). The Crimson Tide defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (431 of 1,001) and they relinquish 36.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 232nd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 195 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Mississippi State Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 88-72 when they played Georgia. The Bulldogs recorded 22 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 33 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. Georgia had 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Mississippi State converted 5 out of their 18 attempts (27.8%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs ended up shooting 37 for 70 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.9%. The Bulldogs permitted Georgia to convert 23 out of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8% in this contest. They finished 30.0% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 20 and ended up shooting 20 out of 25 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Mississippi State allowed Georgia to collect 34 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Iverson Molinar ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He made 11 of 18 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 61.1%, and had 3 rebounds. He recorded 28 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 7 assists in the matchup.
Mississippi State has a record of 11-4 on the campaign. The Bulldogs are committing 14.2 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.9 times per game (92nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per game. Mississippi State has earned 1,131 points so far this season (75.4 per contest) and they pull in 38.3 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 38th in the country.
The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 69th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 63.9. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (133rd in college basketball). The Mississippi State defense allows 34.0% on three-point shots (128 of 376) and their opposition knocks down 69.6% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.9 assists and 29.0 boards every game, ranking them 208th and 8th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama
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