Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Alabama Crimson Tide (17-2) are welcoming the Mississippi State Bulldogs (12-7) at Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs played Florida and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 61-59 in their last game. Mississippi State walked away from the game having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 61) and converted 4 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 7 of 11 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 39 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of defending, Mississippi State let their opponent shoot 41.8% from the field on 23 of 55 shooting. Florida earned 16 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Furthermore, Florida totaled 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Florida ended up going 50.0% when shooting free throws by converting 5 of their 10 attempts. They converted 10 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Bulldogs finished with 11 while Florida totaled 13 personal fouls.
Shakeel Moore is someone who was a major factor in the game. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. He saw the court for 26 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 4 out of 10 shooting.
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Mississippi State will play this game with a mark of 12-7 so far this year. They are giving up possession 12.2 times per game and as a team they commit 14.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Mississippi State is snagging 38.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 265 assists on the campaign, which is 189th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are hitting 28.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (115 of 404) and 61.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 64.9 points per contest (329th in Division 1) while shooting 40.4% from the field.
On defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 15.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 fouls. They are ranked 105th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 230 surrendered so far this season. The Bulldogs are giving up a FG percentage of 39.0% (398 of 1,020) and they concede 34.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 32.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 6th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (58.3).
For their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide walked away with a victory by a final of 85-64 against Missouri. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Alabama permitted Missouri to snag 41 in total (12 offensive). They finished shooting 10.7% from three-point range by going 3 of 28 and ended up shooting 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). The Crimson Tide allowed Missouri to make 23 of their 70 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 32.9% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Crimson Tide ended up going 25 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.8%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Alabama buried 10 of their 35 tries (28.6%). They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.1%. Missouri committed 21 personal fouls for the game which took the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for 32 attempts. They coughed it up 10 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. The Crimson Tide pulled down 35 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this matchup.
Noah Clowney ended up having an impact for the Crimson Tide in this game. He racked up 17 points in his 28 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist for the game. He converted 6 out of 11 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and added 14 rebounds.
Alabama has a win-loss record of 17-2 this season. The Crimson Tide commit 18.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.7 times per game (82nd in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game. Alabama has earned 1,597 points on the year (84.1 per game) and they pull in 46.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Crimson Tide are shooting 44.1% from the field, which is 210th in the country.
The Crimson Tide on the defensive side of the court are 173rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 69.0. They are able to force 12.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.9% from the floor (3rd in college basketball). The Alabama defense gives up 26.1% on three-point shots (102 of 391) and opponents are knocking down 70.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.3 assists and 38.5 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 30th and 351st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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