Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (+32)
K.J. Costello and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-3) are headed to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0). Alabama opens this contest as 32-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 62.
In the last game they played, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took on the Texas A&M Aggies and took the loss by a score of 28-14. Will Rogers went 15/18 with 120 yards by way of the pass and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jo'quavious Marks led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 25 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 3.6 yards per tote. Malik Heath was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 57 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 11.4 yards per catch for that game.
The Bulldogs have earned 1,544 total yards for the year. As a unit they're averaging 28.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 101st in the country. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Mississippi State has amassed 7 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are averaging 18.5 points per outing. Concerning passing yardage, the Bulldogs are conceding 769 yds which has them sitting in 49th in the country. In total, they have yielded 295.5 yards/game which has them ranked 26th in D-1. The Bulldogs are ranked 56th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 26.8 points per game. They are giving up an average of 2.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 103.3 yards on the ground per game so far this season. In their 4 games played this season, they have given up 192.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 57.6%. During the season, they have conceded 413 rushing yards through 4 games.
K.J. Costello has connected on 625 of his career 987 passes for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He is throwing for 224.8 yards per outing. For his career, Costello has thrown for a total of 7,418 yards with 55 TD's and 28 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 139.2 with a TD percentage of 5.6% and an interception rate of 2.8%. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 110 times for a total of 31 yds.
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Tennessee Volunteers and added a win to their record by a score of 48-17. Najee Harris paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 16 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for this contest. He racked up a total of 96 yards by way of 20 carries which had him averaging 4.8 yards per carry. John Metchie III was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 151 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 21.6 yards per catch in this outing. Mac Jones went 25/31 with 387 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Crimson Tide sit 3rd in the country scoring 48.4 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Crimson Tide have thrown for 1,989 passing yards not to mention an average of 397.8 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 3rd in college football. They have an average of 168.6 yards via the ground game and have run for 843 yards in total. The Alabama Crimson Tide maintain an average of 566.4 yards per outing which has them ranked 3rd in the nation. Alabama has surrendered a total of 736 yards rushing (147.2 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. The Crimson Tide are conceding 26.4 points per game, which has them 53rd in the nation. In total, they have allowed 132 points. They have allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 279.8 yards/outing, ranking them 92nd in college football.
During the 22 games in his career, Mac Jones has connected on 217 of his 300 attempts for a total of 3,531 yds. He averages 160.5 yards per contest through the air with a 197.6 quarterback rating. Jones has thrown 27 TD's while tossing 5 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 15 yards on 33 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 9.0% and his interception percentage is 1.7%.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +32
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