Alabama at Mississippi State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
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Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field is the venue for the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 14.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-7-0. The Crimson Tide are 4-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-5-0.
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Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-5-0 against the spread
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-3-0 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/04/17 QB Mac Jones Suspension is "?"
10/19/17 WR Donnie Lee Jr. Dismissed is out for season
10/12/17 OL Brandon Kennedy Ankle out indefinitely
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/04/17 WR Donald Gray Groin is "?"
11/04/17 WR Gabe Myles Foot is "?"
11/04/17 OL Michael Story Knee is "?"
10/10/17 WR Malik Dear Knee out for season
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide have run for 2,502 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the nation. They've run 408 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 46 times for 388 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 368. They have run 625 plays this year for 4,293 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 6.9 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 219 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Jalen Hurts has completed 106 throws while attempting 175 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. He has passed for 1,406 yards this year. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.8.
The Crimson Tide rush defense has given up 271 attempts for 696 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the country against the run. They have had 41 penalties for 281 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in Division 1. Alabama is 1st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 88. They have given up a total of 2,208 yards on D, which is 2nd in the nation. The Crimson Tide are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses have completed 153 throws on 282 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, ranking them 45th and 67th in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,512 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Alabama Crimson Tide have tried 20 field goals this year and made 15, which is 14th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 45 for 45 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,359 yards on 33 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 80th in the NCAA in punting average. Alabama is 3rd in the country in punt returns with 27. They've totaled 187 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 68th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 231 yards on special teams, which puts them 126th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 21 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,712.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 305. They have run 673 plays this season for 3,861 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 208 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Mississippi State has run for 2,336 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the country. They've run 419 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 52 times for 445 yards so far this season, which has them 78th in the nation in penalties. Nick Fitzgerald has thrown for 1,459 yards this season. He has completed 133 passes on 234 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 119. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Mississippi State is 16th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 162. They have surrendered a total of 2,604 yards on D, which is 8th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 114 passes on 224 attempts against the Mississippi State defense this season, placing them 8th and 10th in the country. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,487 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 305 attempts for 1,117 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 36 penalties for 368 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Mississippi State is ranked 32nd in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 209 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 22nd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 262 yards on special teams, ranking 124th in kick return yardage. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,332. The Bulldogs have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 67th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Mississippi State kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,526 yards on 36 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 51st in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -14.5
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