Check out our free Alabama vs Michigan State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Portland. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Alabama vs Michigan State Pick & Preview: Thursday, November 24th Betting Odds
Crimson Tide vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide at Michigan State Spartans
- Where: Portland at Moda Center
- Date: Thursday, November 24th
- Betting Odds: Alabama -4, ALA -188 | MST +149 O/U 144.5
Crimson Tide Preview:
Alabama will take the floor against the Spartans with an overall record of 4-0. So far, the Crimson Tide have played 1 game on the road, with a record of 1-0. This season, Alabama has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 4-0. For today’s contest, Alabama have a betting line set -4 points in their favor.
Alabama will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brandon Miller who is averaging 20.25 points per game for the Crimson Tide. Miller is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Crimson Tide’s offensive gameplan is the play of Mark Sears who has hit 41.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.25 points per game.
Alabama comes into today’s matchup vs Michigan State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 80.0 points per game. Through 4 games, they have hit 44.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Crimson Tide’s have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 251st in possessions per game.
Through 4 games, the Michigan State Spartans have an overall record of 3-1. Currently, the Spartans have been the home team 2 times, sitting with a record of 2-0. So far, the Spartans have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Before getting a wager down on this game, keep a close eye on the injury report before tip-off, as the Spartans’ top scorer Joey Hauser is listed as questionable. In his 4 games, he is averaging 14.0 points per game while providing the team with an outside shooting threat. If he is unable to play, the team will be losing their top outside shooter. Without Joey Hauser out of the lineup, Tyson Walker is going to need to take on a bigger role. Currently, he is 2nd on the team at 13.5 points per contest to go along with 3.0 rebounds and 4.75 assists.
Michigan State comes into their matchup vs Alabama looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 168th in college basketball at 72.1 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 37.8%. So far, 33.37% of the Spartans’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 66.4 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Michigan State Spartans +4
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Alabama Crimson Tide are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate Michigan State putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Crimson Tide as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Spartans to cover.
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