Mississippi State at Arkansas College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Donald Western Reynolds Razorback Stadium
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Donald Western Reynolds Razorback Stadium is the venue for the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 11.5 point favorites. The Razorbacks are 2-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-4-0. The Bulldogs are 7-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-7-0.
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Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 2-7-1 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/12/17 DB Brandon Bryant Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
11/12/17 LB Dezmond Harris Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
11/12/17 WR Donald Gray Groin is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
11/12/17 WR Gabe Myles Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
11/12/17 OL Michael Story Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
10/10/17 WR Malik Dear Knee out for season
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/12/17 TE Austin Cantrell Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
11/12/17 TE Cheyenne O'Grady Tailbone is "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
11/12/17 QB Cole Kelley Legal problems is "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
11/12/17 DB De'Andre Coley Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
11/12/17 DB Deon Edwards Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
11/12/17 OL Ty Clary Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/23/17 OL Frank Ragnow Ankle is out for season
10/22/17 RB Chase Hayden Leg is out for season
09/26/17 WR Jared Cornelius Achilles out for season
09/08/17 WR Koilan Jackson ACL out for season
09/02/17 DB Ryan Pulley Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 2,506 yards as a unit, which ranks 12th in the nation. They've run 469 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 56 times for 475 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. They are 35th in Division 1 in points scored with 329. They have run 747 plays this year for 4,189 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.6 yards per play, which is 70th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 230 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald has completed 146 throws while attempting 258 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He has passed for 1,617 yards this year. He averages 5.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 118.1.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 343 attempts for 1,319 yards this season, putting them in 33rd place in the country against the run. They have had 41 penalties for 428 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 22nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 193. They have given up a total of 3,048 yards on D, which is 12th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 35th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 124 throws on 243 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 6th and 6th in the country. The Mississippi State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,729 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 65th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,759 yards on 41 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 39th in the NCAA in punting average. Mississippi State is 31st in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 209 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 26th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 339 yards on special teams, which puts them 120th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,737.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Razorbacks are 69th in Division 1 in points scored with 279. They have run 689 plays this season for 3,814 yards, which ranks them 84th in the nation in total offense. The Arkansas Razorbacks average 5.5 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 207 1st downs this year, placing them 61st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arkansas has run for 1,786 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in the country. They've run 397 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Razorbacks have been penalized on offense 46 times for 394 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the nation in penalties. Cole Kelley has thrown for 1,038 yards this season. He has completed 87 passes on 151 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.5. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Arkansas is 117th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 358. They have surrendered a total of 4,217 yards on D, which is 92nd in Division 1. The Razorbacks are ranked 118th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 168 passes on 281 attempts against the Arkansas defense this season, placing them 46th and 30th in the country. The Arkansas Razorbacks pass defense has also given up a total of 2,305 yards through the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 360 attempts for 1,912 yards this year, putting them in 96th place in D-1 against the run. The Razorbacks have committed 51 penalties for 418 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 23rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Arkansas is ranked 128th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 18 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 83rd in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 812 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Arkansas Razorbacks average 22 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,644. The Razorbacks have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 111th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Arkansas kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,865 yards on 48 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 114th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -11.5
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