Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 21.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 1-6-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 5-3-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
10/26/18 S Daniel Lewis Undisclosed is questionable
10/26/18 WR Rhashid Bonnette Ankle is questionable
08/22/18 QB Elijah Walker Transferred has left team
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
10/23/18 WR Keith Mixon Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
10/22/18 OL Stewart Reese Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
10/21/18 S Brian Cole Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
10/21/18 RB Kylin Hill Leg is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
09/25/18 DE Marquiss Spencer Upper Body is out for season
09/14/18 WR Jamal Couch Transferred has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have run for 1,141 yards as a team, which ranks 101st in college football. They've run 289 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 33 times for 303 yards so far this season, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 79th in the nation in points scored with 224. They have run 573 plays this season for 3,126 yards, which ranks them 51st in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 5.5 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 158 passes on 278 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.3. He has thrown for 1,938 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 310 attempts for 1,249 yards this year, putting them in 63rd place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana Tech has committed 47 penalties for 484 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in college football. They are 37th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 176. They have surrendered a total of 2,785 yards on D, which is 40th in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 130 passes on 237 attempts against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 25th and 44th in Division 1. The Louisiana Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 1,536 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 61st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,774 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 76th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisiana Tech is ranked 117th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 50 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 75th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 286 yards on special teams, ranking 93rd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 19 yards per kick return and they are 96th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,463.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 84th in the country in points scored with 217. They have run 514 plays this year for 3,228 yards, which ranks them 105th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 6.3 yards per play, which is 35th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 157 1st downs this season, ranking them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Mississippi State has run for 1,788 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in college football. They've run 308 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. Mississippi State has been penalized on offense 55 times for 488 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. Nick Fitzgerald has passed for 1,009 yards this year. He's completed 83 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 49.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 102.7. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6 yards per pass attempt.
Mississippi State is 5th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 108. They have given up a total of 2,270 yards on D, which is 9th in D-1. The Bulldogs are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 136 throws on 250 attempts against the Mississippi State defense this season, ranking them 39th and 63rd in the nation. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,407 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 270 attempts for 863 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the country against the run. The Bulldogs have had 45 penalties for 331 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Mississippi State is 57th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 75 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 102nd in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 279 yards on special teams, which puts them 95th in kick return yardage. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,582. The Bulldogs have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 81st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Mississippi State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,237 yards on 33 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +21.5
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