Kentucky at Mississippi State College Football Picks & Parlay 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 10 point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5. The Wildcats are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
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Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
10/15/17 WR Charles Walker Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/15/17 CB Chris Westry Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/15/17 LB Jordan Jones Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/15/17 QB Luke Wright Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
08/23/17 WR Dorian Baker Ankle out indefinitely
08/15/17 T Cole Mosier ACL out for season
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
10/15/17 DL Cory Thomas Foot "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/15/17 OL Martinas Rankin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
10/10/17 WR Malik Dear Knee out for season
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kentucky Wildcats are 83rd in the country in points scored with 165. They have run 390 plays this year for 2,097 yards, which ranks them 86th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 5.4 yards per play, which is 85th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 113 1st downs this season, ranking them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 830 yards as a unit, which ranks 98th in college football. They've run 229 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 36 times for 259 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. Stephen Johnson has passed for 1,238 yards this year. He's completed 99 throws while attempting 155 passes for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 147.5. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Kentucky is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 128. They have given up a total of 2,315 yards on D, which is 60th in D-1. The Wildcats are 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 237 attempts against the Kentucky Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 116th and 118th in the nation. The Kentucky pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,732 yards in the air, which is 113th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 174 attempts for 583 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 46 penalties for 381 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kentucky is 114th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 20.8 yards per return, which is 4th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 272 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 25 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,473. The Kentucky Wildcats have tried 18 field goals this year and made 13, which is 11th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72%. Kentucky Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,402 yards on 33 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs have run for 1,570 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 275 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 37 times for 282 yards so far this season, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. They are 53rd in the nation in points scored with 191. They have run 455 plays this season for 2,656 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. Mississippi State averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this year, placing them 34th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 89 passes on 162 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.8. He has thrown for 1,024 yards this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 216 attempts for 779 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. Mississippi State has committed 23 penalties for 242 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in college football. They are 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 118. They have surrendered a total of 1,709 yards on D, which is 10th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 69 passes on 125 attempts against the Mississippi State defense this season, placing them 5th and 3rd in Division 1. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 930 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 59th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Mississippi State kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,183 yards on 26 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 11th in Division 1 in punting average. Mississippi State is ranked 53rd in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 88 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 46th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 166 yards on special teams, ranking 126th in kick return yardage. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,911.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -10 and over 53.5 total points
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