2023 Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinal, Mississippi State vs. Alabama odds, line: Proven model reveals college basketball picks for March 10, 2023, matchup
The ninth-seeded Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to snap a three-game losing streak to the top-seeded and fourth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide when they meet in a 2023 SEC Tournament quarterfinal on Friday. The Bulldogs (21-11, 8-10 SEC), who outlasted Florida 69-68 in overtime on Friday, have been red hot, winning nine of their last 12 games. The Crimson Tide (26-5, 16-2), who are 2-2 on neutral courts this year, have won 17 of the past 20 games. Alabama is looking for its eighth SEC Tournament title, second-most behind Kentucky's 32, while Mississippi State has won three.
The game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., will tip off at 1 p.m. ET (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). The Crimson Tide are 8-point favorites in the latest Mississippi State vs. Alabama odds, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 139.5.
Before making any Mississippi State vs. Alabama picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model knows the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide have been led by freshman forward Brandon Miller. Miller has reached double-digit scoring in each of the past 22 games with seven double-doubles on the year. In the loss at Texas A&M, he scored 19 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds. He scored a season-high 41 points in a 78-76 overtime win at South Carolina on Feb. 22. In 31 games, all starts, he is averaging 19.6 points, eight rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
The model also knows Bulldogs senior forward Tolu Smith has been on fire the past 15 games, scoring in double figures in each of them. After closing out the regular season with a 27-point and 11-rebound effort in a 77-72 loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday, he followed that up with another monster performance. In Thursday's win over Florida, he scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. For the year, he is averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
Now, it has set its sights on Mississippi State vs. Alabama. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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