Alabama vs Michigan State Game Info
2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 18 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) vs. No. 12 Michigan State Spartans (3-1)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Moda Center — Portland, OR
The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Nov. 24 with a Phil Knight Invitational opening-round matchup between the No. 18 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 12 Michigan State Spartans.
Alabama has had a fantastic start to the season, improving to 4-0 after blowing out Jacksonville State, 104-62, in the former's last outing. Michigan State has some momentum too, though, having won back-to-back games following a 73-71 victory over Villanova nearly a week ago.
Can Alabama keep its spotless record after all is said and done? Or will Michigan State stand strong with its third consecutive victory?
Alabama vs Michigan State Odds & Spread
All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: BAMA: (-172) | MSU: (+142)
Spread: BAMA: -3.5 (-118) | MSU: +3.5 (-104)
Total: 145.5 —Over: (+100) | Under: (-122)
Alabama enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is in the middle of Thursday's projected totals.
Alabama vs Michigan State Prediction & Pick
A big part of Michigan State's only loss on the season came from being out-rebounded by Gonzaga. Now, the Spartans get to go up against the Crimson Tide, who lead the entire nation with 56.0 rebounds per game. Needless to say, things could get ugly in the paint for MSU's players.
Alabama is also holding opponents to 57.5 PPG (T-No. 27) on 30.7% shooting from the floor (No. 2) and 27.0% from three-point range (No. 43). Furthermore, the Crimson Tide also have the benefit of being 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games against the Big Ten.
Even with the succes sthat Michigan State has had, back Alabama to remain undefeated.
Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 74 | Michigan State: 68
Alabama vs Michigan State Betting Trends
- Alabama is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games played in November.
- Michigan State is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Alabama's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Michigan State's last six games against the SEC.
Alabama vs Michigan State Best Bet
With Alabama owning one of the top defenses in college basketball, I don't see Michigan State being able to do its part in surpassing the 145.5-point total. Besides, the above trends show that the total tends to go under when the Spartans face SEC teams.
Back a lower-scoring affair at the Phil Knight Invitational.
Bet: Under 154.5 Points (-110)
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