Mississippi State at Auburn College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Auburn Tigers host the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49. The Tigers have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0.
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Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Auburn Tigers are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
09/24/17 WR Gabe Myles Foot "?" Saturday vs. Auburn
09/24/17 WR Malik Dear Knee "?" Saturday vs. Auburn
09/18/17 DL Cory Thomas Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
09/25/17 DB Javaris Davis Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/25/17 RB Kamryn Pettway Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/24/17 RB JaTarvious Whitlow Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/24/17 LB Tre' Williams Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/20/17 DE Byron Cowart Transferred out for season
09/18/17 QB Sean White Dismissed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 1,070 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in college football. They've run 175 times, averaging 6.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 21 times for 183 yards so far this season, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. They are 28th in the nation in points scored with 146. They have run 287 plays this season for 1,759 yards, which ranks them 96th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.1 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 90 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 57 passes on 99 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 128. He has thrown for 626 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 160 attempts for 506 yards this year, putting them in 59th place in D-1 against the run. Mississippi State has committed 20 penalties for 205 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 22nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 59. They have surrendered a total of 1,022 yards on D, which is 18th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 38 passes on 78 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 7th and 8th in Division 1. The Mississippi State pass defense has also given up a total of 516 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 29th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 16 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 801 yards on 18 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average. Mississippi State is ranked 30th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 91 punt return yards and average 11.4 yards per return, which is 35th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 119 yards on special teams, ranking 111th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,970.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 49th in the country in points scored with 122. They have run 299 plays this year for 1,644 yards, which ranks them 67th in Division 1 in total offense. The Auburn Tigers average 5.5 yards per play, which is 87th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 86 1st downs this season, ranking them 43rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Auburn has run for 798 yards as a unit, which ranks 36th in college football. They've run 191 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. Auburn has been penalized on offense 20 times for 200 yards so far this year, which has them 86th in the country in penalties. Jarrett Stidham has passed for 846 yards this year. He's completed 72 throws while attempting 102 passes for a completion percentage of 70.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 146. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Auburn is 12th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 45. They have given up a total of 945 yards on D, which is 15th in D-1. The Tigers are 2nd in yards per play allowed with 3.6. Opponent offenses have completed 67 throws on 111 attempts against the Auburn defense this season, ranking them 56th and 47th in the nation. The Auburn Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 555 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 148 attempts for 390 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. The Tigers have had 20 penalties for 160 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Auburn is 25th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 79 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 40th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 93 yards on special teams, which puts them 123rd in kick return yardage. The Auburn Tigers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,816. The Tigers have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 8th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Auburn kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 557 yards on 14 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 95th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +9
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