Mississippi State at Georgia College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Sanford Stadium is the venue for the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 50. MSU is 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0. Georgia is 3-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-2-0.
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Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Georgia Bulldogs are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
09/18/17 DL Cory Thomas Foot out indefinitely
09/18/17 WR Gabe Myles Foot "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
09/17/17 WR Malik Dear Knee "?" Saturday vs. Georgia
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
09/18/17 RB Sony Michel Undisclosed missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/17/17 CB Malkom Parrish Foot "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/17/17 WR Michael Chigbu Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/04/17 QB Jacob Eason Ankle out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 893 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the nation. They've run 138 times, averaging 6.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 17 times for 148 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. They are 6th in Division 1 in points scored with 143. They have run 217 plays this year for 1,479 yards, which ranks them 81st in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.8 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald has completed 43 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 543 yards this year. He averages 9.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.7.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 118 attempts for 303 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. They have had 16 penalties for 170 yards on defense this year. That places them 76th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 13th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 28. They have given up a total of 618 yards on D, which is 13th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 4th in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 66 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 15th and 21st in the country. The Mississippi State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 315 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have tried 7 field goals this year and made 5, which is 24th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 16 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 486 yards on 11 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 37th in the NCAA in punting average. Mississippi State is 11th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 91 punt return yards and average 11.4 yards per return, which is 31st in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 119 yards on special teams, which puts them 93rd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,689.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 93. They have run 205 plays this season for 1,153 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Georgia Bulldogs average 5.6 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 61 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia has run for 690 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the country. They've run 141 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 23 times for 197 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the nation in penalties. Jake Fromm has thrown for 449 yards this season. He has completed 34 passes on 57 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.3. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Georgia is 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 43. They have surrendered a total of 798 yards on D, which is 27th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 67 passes on 107 attempts against the Georgia defense this season, placing them 102nd and 93rd in the country. The Georgia Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 585 yards through the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 92 attempts for 213 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 22 penalties for 185 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Georgia is ranked 34th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 35 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 69th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 177 yards on special teams, ranking 53rd in kick return yardage. The Georgia Bulldogs average 25 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,365. The Bulldogs have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 52nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Georgia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 664 yards on 15 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 35th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mississippi State/Georgia college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia -3.5
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