Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (+1)
The Kentucky Wildcats (6-1) are hitting the road to Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-3). Kentucky is 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 47.5.
The Kentucky Wildcats head into this matchup 6-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Wildcats played the Georgia Bulldogs and ended up losing by a score of 30-13. Will Levis finished 32/42 with 192 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 130.3 and finished the game with no picks. Kavosiey Smoke was the leader on the ground for the Wildcats with 5 carries for 14 yds (2.8 yds per attempt). The Kentucky Wildcats ran the ball 27 different times and accumulated 51 yds, which is an average of 1.9 yards per attempt. In all, they had 69 plays which totaled 243 yards. Kentucky surrendered 14 completions on 20 attempts for a total of 250 yards, and a completion rate of 70.0%. In the running game, the Wildcats gave up 166 yds on 27 attempts, which is an average of 6.1 yards per run allowed.
The Wildcats have earned 2,714 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Kentucky has totaled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 12 different times. Kentucky has amassed 145 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 32 penalties for 259 yards. As a team they're averaging 190.9 yards rushing which ranks them 41st in D-1. Concerning scoring, the Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 28.4 PPG.
When talking about passing yards, the Wildcats have given up 1,412 yards which has them ranked 39th in college football. They have surrendered 201.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.4%. Overall, they have allowed 321.0 yards per outing which puts them 34th in the nation. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 5 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 3.8 yards per running attempt and 119.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have given up 835 yards on the ground through 7 outings. The Wildcats rank 35th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 19.3 points per game.
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The Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 this season. When they last played, the Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 45-6 when they played the Vanderbilt Commodores. Jo'quavious Marks carried the football 8 times for 33 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.1 yds per carry for Mississippi State. Will Rogers (4 touchdowns) ended the contest with 384 yards on 41/57 passing while his QB rate was 144.7. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.7. Mississippi State surrendered 17 rush attempts for 9 yards (0.5 yds per carry). The Bulldogs pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 68.0%, relinquishing 146 yards on 17 for 25 through the air. The Bulldogs finished the contest with a total of 522 yds while running 86 plays (6.1 yards per play). Mississippi State ran the ball for 2.8 yds per carry, finishing the game with 61 yds on 22 carries.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 423.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 50th in the nation. The Mississippi State offense has compiled 415 yards of penalties on 58 infractions, which ranks 19th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Bulldogs have racked up 2,623 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 374.7 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 4th in the nation. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Bulldogs are sitting 76th in D-1 scoring 27.6 PPG.
The Bulldogs are surrendering 25.7 points per contest, ranking them 82nd in college football. Mississippi State has given up a total of 651 yards rushing (93.0 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground on the season. In total, they have surrendered 180 points. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns via the pass and 234.1 yards/outing, which puts them in 91st in Division 1. The Bulldogs defense has been on the field for 408 plays, which ranks 17th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +1
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