Alabama vs Mississippi State: SEC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (21-6) are favored by  in their SEC Tournament quarterfinal matchup against the No. 9 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs (15-13) on Friday at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Alabama Betting Information

  • The Crimson Tide have covered the spread more often than not this season, putting together a record ATS of 14-11-1.
  • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Crimson Tide are 6-2 against the spread this season.
  • Only 12 of 26 Alabama games this season (46.2%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Crimson Tide beat Georgia 89-79 in their last outing on Saturday. Jahvon Quinerly totaled a team-high 18 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 7.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 160.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Alabama Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jaden Shackelford 27 14.4 4.0 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.8
John Petty Jr. 26 12.8 5.2 2.0 1.2 0.5 2.5
Jahvon Quinerly 24 12.3 1.9 3.0 0.8 0.0 1.7
Herbert Jones 27 10.9 6.1 3.1 1.7 1.0 0.7
Joshua Primo 27 8.1 3.4 0.9 0.6 0.3 1.4

Mississippi State Betting Information

  • With a 16-11 record ATS this season, Mississippi State has outperformed expectations.
  • The Bulldogs manage a 3-1 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least an 8.5-point underdog.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have often failed to hit the over this season, doing so in 48.1% (13) of their 27 games played.
  • Their last time out, the Bulldogs saw Iverson Molinar score a team-high 21 points to lead them to a 74-73 win over Kentucky on Thursday. They covered the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the teams scored 147 total points to top the 132-point over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Mississippi State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Iverson Molinar 25 16.6 3.8 2.5 1.0 0.1 1.4
D.J. Stewart 28 16.3 3.4 3.0 1.3 0.2 1.5
Tolu Smith 28 12.7 8.6 1.2 0.5 0.8 0.0
Abdul Ado 28 5.8 6.4 0.7 0.7 1.9 0.0
Jalen Johnson 24 5.2 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 1.0

Total Facts

  • In Alabama’s matchups this season, the Crimson Tide and their opponents have exceeded Friday’s point total of 141 points 18 times (66.7% of opportunities).
  • In 14 out of Mississippi State’s 28 games this season (50%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Crimson Tide average 79.6 points per game against the Bulldogs’ 69.6, totaling 8.2 points over the game’s point total of 141.
  • The 136.3 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 4.7 fewer than the 141 total in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Crimson Tide games is 149.9 points, 8.9 more than the over/under of 141 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 5.4 points more than the average over/under in Bulldogs games this season (135.6 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2021 Alabama Mississippi State -6 147.5 -262 +211 Regular Season 64-59 ALA
1/23/2021 Alabama Alabama -9.5 149 -503 +381 Regular Season 81-73 ALA
2/25/2020 Mississippi State Mississippi State -5 158 -218 +174 Regular Season 80-73 MISSST
1/8/2020 Alabama Alabama -3 153.5 -157 +129 Regular Season 90-69 ALA
2/12/2019 N/A Mississippi State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-62 MISSST
1/29/2019 N/A Alabama N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-79 ALA

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