Mississippi State vs Alabama Pick: Friday, March 12th
Mississippi State vs Alabama Pick – Friday, March 12th: Mississippi State lost two of three to finish off the regular season. One of those losses was a tight 64-59 loss at home vs Alabama. Mississippi State was down 13 at the half and battled back to be within a bucket late. The Bulldogs made just one of 12 3-pointers and missed all six after halftime. Yesterday in the 2nd round of the SEC tournament, Mississippi State came back from down 5 points in the final 3:07 of the game. Mississippi State made just 3 of 14 from 3-point range until Molinar sank threes on two straight possessions to retake the lead late. The Bulldogs lost both of the regular-season meetings with the Crimson by eight and five points. DJ Stewart, Iverson Molinar, and DJ Stewart all average double digits. The Bulldogs hit 45.5% from the field, 34.9% from three but struggle from the line at 64.1%.
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Alabama finished the regular season strong, winning six of their last seven games on their way to the SEC regular-season crown. They are a healthy and balanced squad that seemed to improve as the season went on. They have four players averaging double-digits in Jaden Shackleford, John Petty Jr, Jahvon Quinerly, and Herbert Jones. They seem to be more than the sum of their parts. They score 79.6 points per game, hit 43.1% from the field, 35.5% from behind the arc, and 71.5% from the stripe.
Mississippi State vs Alabama Odds
|Where/When||Bridgestone Arena | 12:00 PM ET|