Mississippi State at Texas A&M College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Texas A&M Aggies host the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5. The Aggies have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-5-0.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
10/22/17 DL Cory Thomas Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
10/22/17 WR Gabe Myles Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
10/22/17 WR Keith Mixon Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
10/22/17 OL Martinas Rankin Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
10/22/17 OL Michael Story Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
10/10/17 WR Malik Dear Knee out for season
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 1,852 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 323 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 42 times for 337 yards so far this season, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 41st in the nation in points scored with 236. They have run 530 plays this season for 3,097 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.8 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 168 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 107 passes on 188 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.5. He has thrown for 1,179 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 245 attempts for 894 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. Mississippi State has committed 27 penalties for 283 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in college football. They are 21st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 125. They have surrendered a total of 1,969 yards on D, which is 9th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 83 passes on 155 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 4th and 5th in Division 1. The Mississippi State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,075 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 28 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,258 yards on 28 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average. Mississippi State is ranked 56th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 98 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 44th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 199 yards on special teams, ranking 123rd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,394.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies are 48th in the country in points scored with 225. They have run 526 plays this year for 2,812 yards, which ranks them 97th in Division 1 in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 5.3 yards per play, which is 89th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 143 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas A&M has run for 1,432 yards as a unit, which ranks 34th in college football. They've run 319 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. Texas A&M has been penalized on offense 36 times for 275 yards so far this year, which has them 104th in the country in penalties. Kellen Mond has passed for 1,225 yards this year. He's completed 96 throws while attempting 179 passes for a completion percentage of 53.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 119.6. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Texas A&M is 59th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 184. They have given up a total of 2,663 yards on D, which is 52nd in D-1. The Aggies are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 136 throws on 233 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, ranking them 76th and 79th in the nation. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,710 yards in the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 242 attempts for 953 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 41 penalties for 308 yards on defense this year. That places them 33rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas A&M is 110th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 84 punt return yards and average 12 yards per return, which is 27th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 495 yards on special teams, which puts them 30th in kick return yardage. The Texas A&M Aggies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 72nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,391. The Aggies have tried 17 field goals this year and made 14, which is 11th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Texas A&M kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,893 yards on 41 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 8th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +2
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