Free College Basketball Picks Today: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide 12/28/22

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide 12/28/22
Wed 28th December 2022

The No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-1) and No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2) get their Southeastern Conference schedules going on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum. Alabama blew out the Jackson State Tigers 84-64 at Coleman Coliseum on December 20. Noah Gurley was the scoring leader with 16 points.

Nick Pringle chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds. Mississippi State dropped their last game on December 20 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, falling to the Drake Bulldogs 58-52. Eric Reed Jr. scored 11 points to top the scoresheet in the loss.

The teams are meeting for the only time this season. Alabama and Mississippi State split their matchups last season, taking one apiece. The Crimson Tide took the last meeting 80-75 at Coleman Coliseum on February 16. Jahvon Quinerly led the Crimson Tide with 21 points and eight assists.

Iverson Molinar had 22 points in the loss. The Crimson Tide have been led this season by Brandon Miller, who is averaging 19.3 points per game. Miller also has grabbed 8.7 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Jaden Bradley is dishing 3.6 assists.

Tolu Smith’s 15.6 points per game have powered the Bulldogs on offense. Smith also has pulled down 8.7 rebounds per game. Cameron Matthews has distributed 2.4 assists per game.

The Crimson Tide are averaging 83.7 points per game, ranking as one of the highest-scoring offenses in the nation (16th). The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Humphrey Coliseum (5-4).

Alabama is 8-2 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +8.2 (83.4-75.2). Mississippi State has gone 9-1 over the last 10, scoring 68.3 points per game on average while allowing 53.3 (+15.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Noah Clowney: 11.6 | 8.8 | +2.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Tolu Smith: 6.0 | 8.7 | -2.7
Assists per game:
D.J. Jeffries: 3.4 | 2.3 | +1.1

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Alabama (-120)

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