It would be pretty funny if Alabama didn’t finally make it to the college football Final Four this season, but did make it to the Men’s Basketball Final Four.
And not only is Alabama the team that can make a Final Four in basketball, the Crimson Tide can win the whole thing.
Alabama has been a powerhouse lately. Purdue is No. 1 in the nation and deservedly so with its 19-1 record, but Alabama is the better team right now. The Crimson Tide is 17-2 and the teams have been eliminated since their December 17 loss to Gonzaga. They have won all eight matches since then by double digits. Seven of those wins have come against SEC opponents. Alabama has been great for bettors, too. The Crimson Tide has covered the spread seven times in a row.
Mississippi State isn’t a terrible team (57th in Kienbaum Ratings) but he is a huge underdog by 13.5 points at BetMGM For Wednesday’s game at Alabama. It is hard to come up with a reason to bet on Mississippi.
Alabama is led by 6-9 freshman Brandon Miller, a contender for National Player of the Year and is in the top three for most mock drafts in the NBA. Still, Alabama has more than Miller, with a deep team that plays fast, forces a lot of errors on defense and will get a lot of three-pointers. The Crimson Tide’s reliance on 3s might be a problem in a solo tournament if they’ve got an off night, but all the ingredients are there to win the tournament.
Alabama is +1000 at BetMGM to win all season, and is the third best prospect in the sport. You might want to carry that ticket in March.
Here’s a first look at our sports betting list for Wednesday:
Top 25 college basketball action
Seven top 25 teams are working through a busy Wednesday in college hoops.
There is one matchup between two top 25 teams, with No. 19 UConn hosting No. 13 Xavier. UConn was the story of the early part of the season but has calmed down lately. The Huskies are the 6.5-point favorite, which seems a little high. Xavier’s only loss in the last 13 games was a one-point loss last week at DePaul.
Night of 10 games in the NBA
It’s a busy night for the NBA, too. the Brooklyn Networks in Philadelphia Seventy Sixers On ESPN it would have been a great game without it Kevin Durantknee injury The Networks wouldn’t be the same without Durant, and the 76-point is the 5.5-point favorite.
We can have a very interesting matchup between two guys who have combined for the last four Milwaukee MVP awards, like Nikola Jokic‘s Denver Nuggets take on Giannis Antikonmo and the Milwaukee Bucks. But Jokic was struggling with a hamstring injury, Denver played in New Orleans on Tuesday night and Jokic (along with Jamal Murray can sit). The Bucks are a 7.5-point favourite, watching the injury report as the tip-off approaches.
The best of the rest
The Farmers Insurance Open kicks off Wednesday with a good field for the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines. John Ramm is the favorite at +450, with Xander Scheufele in second with a +1100.
What’s your best bet?
It’s not the sexiest match, but I’ll go with it Oklahoma City Thunder As a 1.5-point underdog at home vs Atlanta Hawks. The Thunder are 8-0-1 against the spread in their last nine games and are coming off much faster than expected this season.