Louisiana at Mississippi State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 30.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread. The Ragin' Cajuns have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
09/09/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Hip is questionable Saturday vs Mississippi State
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
08/23/18 OL Michael Story Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have run for 315 yards as a team, which ranks 82nd in college football. They've run 43 times, averaging 7.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 6 times for 40 yards so far this season, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 88th in the nation in points scored with 49. They have run 73 plays this season for 556 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ragin' Cajuns average 7.6 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 27 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Andre Nunez averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 19 passes on 22 attempts for a completion percentage of 86.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 186.6. He has thrown for 184 yards this season.
The Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has allowed 36 attempts for 147 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana has committed 9 penalties for 86 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 39th in college football. They are 10th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 306 yards on D, which is 6th in the country. The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 16 passes on 29 attempts against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns defense this season, placing them 7th and 4th in Division 1. The Louisiana pass defense has also given up a total of 159 yards through the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 63 yards on 2 punts, averaging 32 yards per punt. That places them 126th in Division 1 in punting average. The Ragin' Cajuns average 25 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 581.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 17th in the country in points scored with 94. They have run 137 plays this year for 1,156 yards, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 8.4 yards per play, which is 6th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 49 1st downs this season, ranking them 41st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Mississippi State has run for 604 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in college football. They've run 76 times, averaging 7.9 yards per rush as a unit. Mississippi State has been penalized on offense 18 times for 164 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the country in penalties. Nick Fitzgerald has passed for 154 yards this year. He's completed 11 throws while attempting 27 passes for a completion percentage of 40.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 105.7. He averages 5.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
Mississippi State is 6th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 16. They have given up a total of 467 yards on D, which is 12th in D-1. The Bulldogs are 8th in yards per play allowed with 3.5. Opponent offenses have completed 24 throws on 58 attempts against the Mississippi State defense this season, ranking them 15th and 53rd in the nation. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 277 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 76 attempts for 190 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. The Bulldogs have had 11 penalties for 71 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Mississippi State is 9th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 63 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 58th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 128 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,347. The Bulldogs have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Mississippi State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 157 yards on 4 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 91st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns +30.5
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