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How and what to watch for No. 6 Alabama vs. Mississippi State

The Crimson Tide will try to get back into the win column on Saturday evening against the Bulldogs.

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Alabama Crimson Tide guard Jaden Shackelford drives to the basket against Vanderbilt Commodores forward Dylan Disu during the second half at Coleman Coliseum. Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 6-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on SEC Network. These two teams played each other on Jan. 23, as the Tide won 81-73.

Alabama (18-6, 13-2 SEC) had their three-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday as they lost 81-66 to the Arkansas Razorbacks. In that game, the backcourt duo of John Petty Jr. and Jaden Shackleford had no answers for Razorbacks freshman guard Moses Moody. Petty and Shackleford combined for 17 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3pt), while Moody had a game-high 24 points (3-12 FG, 2-5 3pt) and lived at the free-throw line (16-19 FT).

Mississippi State (13-11, 7-8 SEC) is coming off a dominating 69-48 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday for their second-straight win. The Bulldogs have won three out of their last five games, including two wins over South Carolina. Against SC, D.J. Stewart Jr. scored a game-high 15, to along with five assists, and four rebounds. This season, Stewart Jr. is averaging 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Alabama vs. Mississippi State on Saturday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. ET on SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Alabama -6
Point Total: 143.5
Money line: Alabama -275, Mississippi State +215

  • The Crimson Tide have a record of 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 3-4-1 ATS as the road team this season.
  • While the Tide has struggled ATS, the Bulldogs are sporting a record 6-3 in their last nine contests. The point total has gone under in five of Mississippi State’s last six games.

The Best Bet

After a disappointing loss to the Razorbacks earlier this week, the Tide will be looking to get back into the win column on Saturday. The last time these two squads played Bama won 81-73 in January. In that game, the Bulldogs covered the +9.5, which is one of their six ATS win as the underdog this season. That being said, Bama is the better team and will be looking to make a statement on Saturday night.

Pick: Bama -6

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