Mississippi State at Alabama College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Bryant-Denny Stadium is the venue for the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 25.5 point favorites. The Crimson Tide are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-3-1. The Bulldogs are 6-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-7-0.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-7-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-3-1 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-3-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/04/18 RB Alec Murphy Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
10/29/18 S Brian Cole Upper Body is out for season
09/25/18 DE Marquiss Spencer Upper Body is out for season
09/14/18 WR Jamal Couch Transferred has left team
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 2,077 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the nation. They've run 344 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 58 times for 513 yards so far this year, which has them 59th in the country in penalties. They are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 262. They have run 579 plays this year for 3,760 yards, which ranks them 104th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this season, ranking them 81st overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald has completed 100 throws while attempting 197 passes for a completion percentage of 50.8%. He has passed for 1,252 yards this year. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 113.8.
The Bulldogs rush defense has given up 302 attempts for 1,003 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 366 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 3rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 111. They have given up a total of 2,508 yards on D, which is 8th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 150 throws on 281 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 66th in the country. The Mississippi State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,505 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have tried 11 field goals this year and made 8, which is 86th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,359 yards on 36 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 121st in the NCAA in punting average. Mississippi State is 49th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 116 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 82nd in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 320 yards on special teams, which puts them 91st in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,197.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide are 1st in Division 1 in points scored with 462. They have run 623 plays this season for 5,090 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 8.2 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 232 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 2,016 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the country. They've run 369 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 55 times for 490 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the nation in penalties. Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 2,361 yards this season. He has completed 132 passes on 194 attempts for a completion percentage of 68%. His quarterback rating this year is 215.2. He averages 12.2 yards per pass attempt and 14.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Alabama is 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 127. They have surrendered a total of 2,670 yards on D, which is 12th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 154 passes on 302 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, placing them 41st and 89th in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also given up a total of 1,740 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 280 attempts for 930 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. The Crimson Tide have committed 56 penalties for 471 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 44th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is ranked 60th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 207 punt return yards and average 14.8 yards per return, which is 16th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 453 yards on special teams, ranking 52nd in kick return yardage. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 25 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,750. The Crimson Tide have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 10, which is 53rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Alabama kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 56 for 62 this year. Their punters have totaled 764 yards on 22 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 129th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -25.5
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