Mississippi State at Kentucky College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats host the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kroger Field on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has MSU as 11 point favorites. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 3-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
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
08/23/18 OL Michael Story Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
09/15/18 NT Quinton Bohanna Ankle is questionable
08/26/18 T Landon Young Knee is out for season
08/04/18 DE Joshua Paschal Illness is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have run for 937 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in college football. They've run 122 times, averaging 7.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 21 times for 179 yards so far this season, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 10th in the nation in points scored with 150. They have run 207 plays this season for 1,765 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulldogs average 8.5 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 78 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 25 passes on 48 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.9. He has thrown for 397 yards this season.
The Bulldogs rush defense has allowed 102 attempts for 255 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in D-1 against the run. Mississippi State has committed 15 penalties for 96 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in college football. They are 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 26. They have surrendered a total of 777 yards on D, which is 23rd in the country. The Bulldogs are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 47 passes on 92 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 47th and 62nd in Division 1. The Mississippi State pass defense has also given up a total of 522 yards through the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 41st in the country in points scored with 110. They have run 201 plays this year for 1,409 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. The Kentucky Wildcats average 7 yards per play, which is 22nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 74 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kentucky has run for 847 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in college football. They've run 127 times, averaging 6.7 yards per rush as a unit. Kentucky has been penalized on offense 22 times for 221 yards so far this year, which has them 38th in the country in penalties. Terry Wilson has passed for 392 yards this year. He's completed 41 throws while attempting 59 passes for a completion percentage of 69.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 126.3. He averages 5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt.
Kentucky is 27th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 46. They have given up a total of 917 yards on D, which is 39th in D-1. The Wildcats are 34th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 54 throws on 106 attempts against the Kentucky defense this season, ranking them 68th and 99th in the nation. The Kentucky Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 549 yards in the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 89 attempts for 368 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 26 penalties for 221 yards on defense this year. That places them 108th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -11
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