Alabama Crimson Tide vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds, Prediction, and Pick
The Alabama Crimson Tide are fresh off one of the toughest losses of the entire year in College Football when they lost to one of their rivals in the LSU Tigers this past week in a match-up that featured the number 1 ranked team in the country against the number 2 ranked team. Now, the Crimson Tide get right back on the wagon and head to take on Mississippi State on the road. Fortunately for Alabama, they may get another shot at their national title hopes, as they only fell to number 3 in the BCS rankings, and the team who jumped them, Oklahoma State, still has quite a tough road to go before the final bowl games are selected. Alabama's biggest struggle last week was their offense against the LSU defense, as the team was only able to put up 6 total points. As painful as that was, it was even worse that the team missed on four total field goal chances, three of which would have kept the game from even going into overtime in the first place.
Now we have to remember that there are two teams in this game, and the Bulldogs of Mississippi State have looked pretty impressive at times this year, and are sitting at 5-4 overall. The biggest problem they have is their 1-4 conference record, as they haven't been able to knock off anyone major in the SEC to this point. The team will need a big offensive display in order to take down the strong defense of Alabama. The Bulldogs were unable to score more than 12 points in three other big SEC match-ups against Georgia, LSU, and South Carolina this year; and they'll need to get in the end zone more often than that this Saturday. This game kicks off 7:45pm EST, and is an excellent betting option on this week's College Football card.
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
- Alabama Crimson Tide: -17
- Mississippi State Bulldogs: +17
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» Free Prediction
It's tough to imagine a team as good and well coached as Alabama is, not rebounding in a big way after that tough LSU loss. The thing that Bama needs to remember is that they still have a very good shot to finish this year strong, and could potentially have a shot at the national championship. I like Head Coach Nick Saban to keep his team focused and motivated, and I think that their defense will overwhelm the Bulldogs, regardless of if they are at home or on the road. I'm taking the Crimson Tide to make a statement here and win this one by three or more touchdowns.
- Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide- 42 Mississippi State Bulldogs- 17
» Free Pick
I was pretty surprised when I saw that Alabama was a 17 point favorite here. This team is definitely one of the most all around talented teams out there, and I like them to win this one easily to get back on the winning track. I'm picking the Alabama Crimson Tide to win and cover here, and I look for running back Trent Richardson to have a monster day as well and help lead this team back into the talks for the national championship.
- Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -17