Mississippi State at LSU College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Tiger Stadium to take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has LSU as 7 point favorites. The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The LSU Tigers are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
10/14/18 S Brian Cole Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs LSU
10/14/18 OL Darryl Williams Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs LSU
10/14/18 CB Jamal Peters Knee is questionable Saturday vs LSU
09/25/18 DE Marquiss Spencer Upper Body is out for season
09/14/18 WR Jamal Couch Transferred has left team
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
10/14/18 WR Dee Anderson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Mississippi State
10/14/18 NT Tyler Shelvin Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/25/18 G Garrett Brumfield Knee is out indefinitely
09/04/18 LB K'Lavon Chaisson Leg is out for season
08/18/18 WR Drake Davis Legal problems is out indefinitely
08/08/18 LB Tyler Taylor Suspension is out indefinitely
08/04/18 OL Ed Ingram Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 186. They have run 400 plays this season for 2,584 yards, which ranks them 104th in the nation in total offense. The Bulldogs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this year, placing them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Mississippi State has run for 1,444 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the country. They've run 240 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 40 times for 348 yards so far this season, which has them 67th in the nation in penalties. Nick Fitzgerald has thrown for 709 yards this season. He has completed 61 passes on 123 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 103.9. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Mississippi State is 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 76. They have surrendered a total of 1,738 yards on D, which is 10th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 97 passes on 176 attempts against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this season, placing them 22nd and 31st in the country. The Mississippi State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,046 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 204 attempts for 692 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 33 penalties for 238 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Mississippi State is ranked 59th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 72 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 89th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 279 yards on special teams, ranking 69th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,935. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 77th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Mississippi State Bulldogs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 847 yards on 22 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 112th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 1,415 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the nation. They've run 304 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 41 times for 416 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. They are 36th in Division 1 in points scored with 224. They have run 500 plays this year for 2,830 yards, which ranks them 82nd in the nation in total offense. The LSU Tigers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 151 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Joe Burrow has completed 104 throws while attempting 195 passes for a completion percentage of 53.3%. He has passed for 1,415 yards this year. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.4.
The LSU Tigers rush defense has given up 244 attempts for 843 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. They have had 67 penalties for 591 yards on defense this year. That places them 128th in Division 1. LSU is 24th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 118. They have given up a total of 2,382 yards on D, which is 60th in the nation. The Tigers are 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 129 throws on 247 attempts against the LSU defense this season, ranking them 88th and 122nd in the country. The LSU Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,539 yards in the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The LSU Tigers have tried 19 field goals this year and made 17, which is 1st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. LSU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,545 yards on 35 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NCAA in punting average. LSU is 77th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 93 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 52nd in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 147 yards on special teams, which puts them 117th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,070.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +7
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