Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Kroger Field
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State (+2.5)
Kroger Field is the site where Terry Wilson and the Kentucky Wildcats (0-2) will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-1) on Saturday. Kentucky opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 55.5.
In their last game, the Mississippi State Bulldogs went up against the Arkansas Razorbacks and went home in defeat by a score of 21-14. Dillon Johnson led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 9 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this game. He ran for 39 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. Osirus Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 61 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 12.2 yards per catch in this contest. K.J. Costello went 43/59 with 313 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 3 picks for the game.
The Bulldogs currently have 1,032 total yards this year. As a team they have an average of 48.0 yards on the ground ranking them 76th in D-1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Mississippi State has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have an average of 29.0 points per game. When talking about passing yards, the Bulldogs have conceded 557 yards which ranks them 39th in the country. In total, they have relinquished 350.0 yards/game which ranks them 30th in college football. The Bulldogs are ranked 47th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 27.5 PPG. They are giving up an average of 1.9 yards per running attempt and 71.5 yards on the ground per contest this season. During their 2 games, they have yielded 278.5 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.5%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 143 rushing yards through 2 games.
K.J. Costello has connected on 574 of his attempted career 910 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He is throwing for 228.6 yards per outing. For his college career, Costello has thrown for a total of 7,087 yards with 55 touchdowns and 23 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 143.4 with a touchdown rate of 6.0% and an interception rate of 2.5%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 97 times for a total of 62 yards.
In their last game, the Kentucky Wildcats played the Ole Miss Rebels and added a loss to their record by a score of 42-41. Christopher Rodriguez Jr. paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for this contest. He racked up a total of 133 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Josh Ali was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 88 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 12.6 yards per reception in this game. Terry Wilson went 14/18 with 151 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Wildcats currently sit 51st in college football by scoring 27.0 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Wildcats have earned 390 yards through the air as well as an average of 195.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 61st in college football. They hold an average of 276.5 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 553 yards in total. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 471.5 yards per outing which is good for 19th in the country. Kentucky has conceded a total of 230 yards rushing (115.0 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Wildcats are relinquishing 35.5 PPG, which has them 74th in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 71 points in total. They have given up 7 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 276.5 yards per outing, which has them in 63rd in the nation.
Wilson has thrown for 14 TD's while tossing 9 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 3.7% and his interception rate is 2.4%. He has rushed for 762 yards on 187 tries. He averages 155.2 passing yards per contest with a 133.6 QB rating. In the 17 games in his collegiate career, Terry Wilson has been successful on 251 of his 375 attempts for a total of 2,639 yds.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -2.5
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