Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 6 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 67. Louisiana Tech has an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread. Miss State has an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
09/03/17 DB Johnathan Abram Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
09/02/17 DL Braxton Hoyett Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
09/03/17 S Secdrick Cooper Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 281 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in college football. They've run 50 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 7 times for 60 yards so far this season, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 33rd in the nation in points scored with 49. They have run 86 plays this season for 555 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 45th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 29 1st downs this year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 16 passes on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.2. He has thrown for 239 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 39 attempts for 18 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in D-1 against the run. Mississippi State has committed 4 penalties for 30 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in college football. They are 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 0. They have surrendered a total of 33 yards on D, which is 5th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 0.7. Opposing offenses have completed 3 passes on 8 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 8th and 6th in Division 1. The Mississippi State pass defense has also given up a total of 15 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 1, which is 56th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 205 yards on 5 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 69th in Division 1 in punting average. Mississippi State is ranked 28th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 46th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 75 yards on special teams, ranking 42nd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 38 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 652.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 26th in the country in points scored with 52. They have run 72 plays this year for 497 yards, which ranks them 49th in Division 1 in total offense. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 6.9 yards per play, which is 31st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana Tech has run for 221 yards as a unit, which ranks 47th in college football. They've run 37 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. Louisiana Tech has been penalized on offense 5 times for 50 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. J'Mar Smith has passed for 276 yards this year. He's completed 18 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 51.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.5. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana Tech is 70th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 389 yards on D, which is 73rd in D-1. The Bulldogs are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 20 throws on 40 attempts against the Louisiana Tech defense this season, ranking them 68th and 98th in the nation. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 256 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 33 attempts for 133 yards this season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. The Bulldogs have had 8 penalties for 54 yards on defense this year. That places them 65th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Tech is 13th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 86 punt return yards and average 21.5 yards per return, which is 10th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 103 yards on special teams, which puts them 27th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 686. The Bulldogs have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 51st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Louisiana Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 180 yards on 4 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 34th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's LA Tech/Miss State college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miss State -6
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