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Mississippi State vs Alabama Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 8 Game on FanDuel

Devon Platana
Mississippi State vs. Alabama prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Mississippi State vs. Alabama prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/John Bazemore

Mississippi State vs Alabama Week 8 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs( 5-2, 2-2 SEC) vs. No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium — Tuscaloosa, AL
Coverage: ESPN

Week 8 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes an SEC showdown between the No. 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs and No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide. Mississippi State enters this game looking to rebound from its 27-17 loss to No. 17 Kentucky last week.

Meanwhile, Alabama also looks to bounce back after suffering its first loss of the season — a 52-49 shootout loss to No. 6 Tennessee. Nevertheless, the Crimson Tide racked up 569 total yards while controlling the ball for 62.5% of the game, leaving time to tell if they can build off that performance.

Mississippi State vs Alabama Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MSST: (+890) | ALA: (-1700)
Spread: MSST: +21 (-110) | ALA: -21 (-110)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

Alabama enters this contest as a major home favorite on the spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 60.5, which is high compared to the rest of this week's projected totals.

Mississippi State vs Alabama Prediction & Pick

Alabama disappointed last week with a sloppy brand of football, taking way too many penalties while messing up punts and field goals. Fortunately, the Crimson Tide have a great opportunity to bounce back into the win column against a Mississippi State team that they've beaten 14 times in a row, having not lost since 2016.

As great as the Bulldogs have played this season, they haven't faced a school on the Crimson Tide's level just yet. Alabama still has the third-best scoring offense in the league and its defense has been rock solid too outside of last week's game.

It's tough imagining Alabama losing two games in a row, so give me the Crimson Tide winning this one in a decisive fashion.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 42 | Mississippi State: 17

Mississippi State vs Alabama Betting Trends

- Mississippi State is 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games against Alabama.
- Alabama is 20-0 straight up in its last 20 home games.
- The total has hit the under in 15 of Mississippi State's last 20 games played in October.
- The total has hit the under in 12 of Alabama's last 15 games against Mississippi State.

Mississippi State vs Alabama Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

A 60.5-point total is quite substantial. It's also something that Mississippi State and Alabama have failed to surpass in their last 27 meetings. Even with the Bulldogs being a much more solid team this year, the 21-point spread means we shouldn't exactly expect a shootout. The Crimson Tide defense should bounce back this week and put their SEC rivals in their place.

I'll take the total hitting under 60.5 points here.

Bet: Under 60.5 Points (-108)

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