Missouri Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Davis Wade Stadium
TV: SECN ALT
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri (-2)
Connor Bazelak and the Missouri Tigers (5-4) go to Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-7). The odds on this contest have Missouri as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5.
In their last game, the Missouri Tigers went up against the Georgia Bulldogs and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 49-14. Larry Rountree III paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this contest. He ran for a total of 16 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 1.1 yards per run. Damon Hazelton was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 42 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 21.0 yards per reception for that game. Connor Bazelak went 17/28 with 139 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 interception for the contest.
The Tigers have earned 3,678 total yards for the season. As a unit they are averaging 139.0 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 91st in the nation. When it comes to scoring, Missouri has earned 7 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Missouri Tigers have an average of 26.1 points per outing. The Tigers are ranked 85th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 30.2 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 163.4 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. For the year, they have allowed 1,471 yards via the running game in 9 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Tigers have allowed 2,160 yards which has them sitting in 95th in the nation. Over the course of their 9 games, they have given up 240.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 58.9%. In total, they have surrendered 403.4 yards per game which has them sitting 76th in college football.
For his career, Bazelak has thrown for a total of 2,285 yards with 5 TD's and 3 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 49 different times totaling 35 yds. He has a QB rating of 134.7 with a touchdown rate of 1.6%. He is throwing for 190.4 yards per game. Connor Bazelak has completed 211 of his career 307 passes for a completion percentage of 68.7%.
In their last contest, the Mississippi State Bulldogs took the field against the Auburn Tigers and added a loss to their record by a score of 24-10. Dillon Johnson paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 30 yards by way of 5 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per run. Jaden Walley led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 12.5 yards per catch for that game. Will Rogers went 30/51 with 221 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He gave away 2 picks for the game.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Bulldogs are ranking 118th in D-1 scoring 17.3 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Bulldogs have thrown for 2,816 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 312.9 passing yards per outing, putting them at 15th in Division 1. They maintain an average of 23.2 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 209 yards overall. The Mississippi State Bulldogs hold an average of 336.1 yards per contest which has them ranked 106th in the country. The Bulldogs are relinquishing 27.9 PPG, which has them sitting 70th in the nation. This season, they have relinquished 251 pts. Mississippi State has surrendered a total of 1,154 yards via the ground game (128.2 yards per contest) in addition to 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have given up 20 touchdowns through the air and 256.6 yards/outing, which has them ranked 110th in D-1.
Rogers has passed for 7 touchdowns while tossing 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 2.5% and his interception percentage is 2.1%. He has scampered for -45 yards on 21 tries. He averages 219.0 passing yards per contest with a 121.0 quarterback rating. In the 7 contests in his college career, Will Rogers has been successful on 199 of 280 attempts for a total of 1,533 yds.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -2
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