Mississippi State at Alabama Pick and Preview

College Football Betting Preview
Mississippi State (3-6) at Alabama (10-0)
Saturday, 7:45 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Alabama  -  20  ,  Total  40.5


Top Ranked Alabama will look to remain unbeaten as they host Mississippi State on Saturday.  The Tide did not play well against the Bulldogs last year but the two teams are vastly different this season.  Mississippi State is just playing out the string while the Crimson Tide are playing for a national title. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Alabama  at Home.


Alabama head coach Nick Saban still has respect for the Bulldogs, despite their record. “Mississippi State is a very good, physical team.  They are probably two points away from being the second-place team in our division.” Saban said, “They have two one-point losses to some pretty good teams in the SEC.  They play tremendous football on defense.  They’ve got a lot of experience.  They’ve got a lot of starters back. They are rated in the Top 20 in the country in lot of those areas.”


Alabama has lost the last two years against Mississippi State and those losses don’t sit well with some of the players including quarterback John Parker Wilson.  “We know that they’ve beaten us the past two years. We want to go out there and win the game and keep doing what we’ve done this season.” Parker Wilson said, “We’ve kind of had a bad taste in our mouths for the past couple years. The Arkansas State game was kind of payback for the game last year against ULM. We just have to take the mentality that we haven’t done anything yet. We still have a lot to do and a lot to accomplish this season.”


Here are the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Bulldogs are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Bulldogs are 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 games on grass. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Alabama. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two teams and the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.


The Crimson Tide are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Crimson Tide are 7-20-2 ATS in their last 29 home games.


SBG Global Current Line: Alabama  -  22  ,  Total  40.5


The Under is 5-1 in the Bulldogs last 6 games in November. The Under is 10-4 in the Bulldogs last 14 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in Alabama’s last 5 home games. Under is 4-1 in Alabama’s last 5 games overall. The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between the two teams.


Pick Bama 2 out of 5 units

Get up close and personal: Three-day CdA film festival kicks off on Friday.

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) February 25, 2007 Byline: Dan Webster Feb. 25–Most film festivals are all about the movies. The inaugural Coeur d’Alene Film Festival, which begins its three-day run on Friday, offers much more than mere moviewatching. There’ll be opportunities to get up close and personal with filmmakers, take in a few parties, attend forums on filmmaking and even go on a movie-screening lake cruise.

And, of course, see movies. Sponsored by an organization called Bonne Soiree Fluid Film Festivals, the festival will feature 37 films programmed in five different film blocks a day. Genres explored will range from children and family to X-treme sports, from dramatic features and shorts to documentaries and even a foreign-language film or two. go to website coeur d alene resort

“What we’re trying to do, really, is to stay within a corridor of wide appeal,” says Shelley Austin, one of the festival organizers. “That’s a really huge corridor, and there is a volume of really good films that are available that would appeal to a broad audience.” Most of the venues, with the exception of Regal’s Riverstone Cinemas, are within easy walking distance of the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Following are some of the festival’s high points: –“Lonely Hearts” screening, Friday, 6 p.m. and Saturday, 3 p.m., Riverstone Cinemas: John Travolta stars as a detective investigating the infamous Lonely Hearts murders whose tenacity causes disastrous problems with his marriage. Also starring James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Laura Dern and Scott Caan.

–Filmmaker’s reception, Friday, 7 to 10 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Conference Center, 115 S. Second St.: Opening-night party to introduce the filmmakers. Tickets: $20. –“Source to Sea” screening, Friday and Saturday at noon, Theater 107: Andy Norris’ documentary about Christopher Swain’s attempt to swim the length of the Columbia River. –Lake cruise, Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. on the Mish-an-Nock: Features exclusive screening of Raymond De Felitta’s jazz documentary ” ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris.” Tickets: $50. –“Teenage Dirtbag” screening, Saturday, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort; repeats March 4, noon, Sorensen Elementary: Based on filmmaker Regina Crosby’s high school experiences in Coeur d’Alene, the film — which was shot locally in 2005 — explores the angst of Lake City adolescence. –Le Grand Soiree and film festival awards gala, March 4, 7 to 10 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Ballroom: Dinner and no-host-bar party to announce the festival’s audience award winners. Tickets: $50. Films will be shown at Theater 107, 107 Fourth St.; Coeur d’Alene Resort Theater, Resort Conference Center, 115 S. Second St.; Sorensen Theater, 311 N. Ninth St.; Regal Riverstone Cinemas, 2362 Old Mill Loop; and Riverstone X-treme Sports Theater, 2362 Old Mill Loop (100 feet west of Regal Cinemas). Tickets for individual films are $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 11. A festival flex pass (good for seven ticket vouchers) runs $50, a festival movie pass runs $75 and an all-event pass (which includes the filmmaker’s reception, lake cruise and awards ceremony) is $125. For further information, including a full schedule, film synopses and ticket ordering instructions, go online towww.cdafilmfestival.com. Or call the festival ticket office at (208) 964-4469. web site coeur d alene resort

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