Saturday, November 14, 2015
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Alabama Crimson Tide matchup against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5.
Alabama was led in passing last game by Jacob Coker, who finished with 184 yards through the air. He went 18 for 24 on the game, good for a 75% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led in rushing by Derrick Henry, who finished with 210 yards on 38 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Calvin Ridley led the team in receiving. He had a total of 51 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 7 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Alabama totaled 434 yards by way of 79 plays. They rushed the ball 55 times for a total of 250 yards on the game and the Crimson Tide totaled 28 first downs by getting 14 rushing, 12 passing and 2 by penalty.
Mississippi State was led in passing last game by Dak Prescott, who finished with 303 yards through the air. He went 27 for 40 on the game, good for a 68% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Dak Prescott, who finished with 47 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Fred Ross led the team in receiving. He had a total of 115 yards on 11 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. Mississippi State totaled 430 yards by way of 77 plays. They rushed the ball 36 times for a total of 127 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 23 first downs by getting 11 rushing, 12 passing and 0 by penalty.
Alabama is scoring 33.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 21.2 passes on 32 attempts for a 66.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Crimson Tide are averaging 195.3 rushing yards per game on 43.1 attempts per contest for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. They run 75.1 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 423.2 total yards each outing. The Crimson Tide get 22.9 first downs per game and they average 63.9 penalty yards via 7 penalties each contest.
Alabama allows 189.6 passing yards per game and 16.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 17.1 completions on 34.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.2. The Crimson Tide allow an average of 75.8 rushing yards per game on 29.8 carries for a 2.5 average. Alabama gives up 265.3 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties per game that total 52.6 yards as a unit.
Mississippi State averages 34.7 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23.8 passes per game on 35.6 attempts for a 66.9 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 296.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Bulldogs rush for an average of 147.1 yards per contest on 31.2 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry for the season. They run 66.8 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 443.4 total yards per game. The Bulldogs are averaging 22.6 first downs per outing and accumulate 36.8 penalty yards via 3.9 penalties each game.
Mississippi State allows an average of 201.7 passing yards and 17.2 points per contest. They give up 19.9 completions on 33.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow an average of 167.7 rushing yards per game on 42.7 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Mississippi State gives up 369.3 total yards per game including an average of 4.9 per play. They create an average of 1.2 turnovers per game and 5.2 penalties for 45.1 yards each game.
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 3-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 4-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/15 Backup PK Gunnar Raborn Suspension out indefinitely
09/20/15 WR Robert Foster Rotator Cuff out for season
10/23/15 DB Will Redmond ACL out for season
10/20/15 LB Dezmond Harris Knee out for season
10/06/15 DB Kendrick Market Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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