Florida at Mississippi State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Florida Gators head to Davis Wade Stadium to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Mississippi State as 8 point favorites. The Gators are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Bulldogs are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Florida Gators are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Florida Gators Injuries
09/17/18 DB C.J. McWilliams Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Tennessee U
09/17/18 LB David Reese Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Tennessee U
09/17/18 RB Malik Davis Foot is out indefinitely
09/16/18 WR Jacob Copeland Knee is questionable Saturday vs Tennessee U
09/16/18 DB Shawn Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tennessee U
09/09/18 RB Adarius Lemons Transferred is out for season
09/09/18 DB Marco Wilson ACL is out for season
08/16/18 DB Quincy Lenton Achilles is out for season
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
09/18/18 RB Kylin Hill Lower Body is probable Saturday vs Kentucky
09/16/18 DT Cory Thomas Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Kentucky
09/16/18 CB Jamal Peters Knee is doubtful Saturday vs Kentucky
09/16/18 WR Jesse Jackson Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
09/16/18 OL Marlon Reese Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
09/14/18 WR Jamal Couch Transferred has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Gators are 21st in the country in points scored with 164. They have run 230 plays this year for 1,532 yards, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Gators average 6.7 yards per play, which is 25th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida has run for 754 yards as a unit, which ranks 49th in college football. They've run 131 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Gators have been penalized on offense 27 times for 227 yards so far this year, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. Feleipe Franks has passed for 742 yards this year. He's completed 50 throws while attempting 95 passes for a completion percentage of 52.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 155.7. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Florida is 27th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 64. They have given up a total of 1,355 yards on D, which is 57th in D-1. The Gators are 40th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 49 throws on 98 attempts against the Florida Gators defense this season, ranking them 18th and 23rd in the nation. The Florida pass defense has also surrendered a total of 601 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 179 attempts for 754 yards this season, putting them in 100th place in the country against the run. The Gators have had 30 penalties for 255 yards on defense this year. That places them 96th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs have run for 991 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in college football. They've run 151 times, averaging 6.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 37 times for 318 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 26th in the nation in points scored with 157. They have run 268 plays this season for 1,964 yards, which ranks them 45th in Division 1 in total offense. Mississippi State averages 7.3 yards per play, which is 13th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 89 1st downs this year, placing them 46th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 41 passes on 80 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.7. He has thrown for 542 yards this season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 149 attempts for 484 yards this year, putting them in 42nd place in D-1 against the run. Mississippi State has committed 20 penalties for 138 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in college football. They are 14th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 54. They have surrendered a total of 1,077 yards on D, which is 21st in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 55 passes on 106 attempts against the Mississippi State defense this season, placing them 28th and 40th in Division 1. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 593 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -8
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