Missouri Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs - 11/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-2) at Missouri Tigers (4-4)
College Football: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 42 See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers host the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday Night in an SEC college football matchup.
The Missouri Tigers are 4-4 and have lost their last three games as they enter this week. The Missouri offense is averaging 14.9 points and 277.6 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 10 times. Mizzou QB Drew Lock has completed 50.7 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Ish Witter and Russell Hansbrough lead the Missouri rushing attack with neither averaging more than four yards per carry and Nate Brown and J’Mon Moore each have 20 catches. The Missouri defense is allowing 12.5 points 282.1 yards per game with eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 23 sacks. Kentrell Brothers leads the Tigers with 103 tackles, Michael Scherer has 63 tackles, and Charles Harris has 6.0 sacks. Missouri is struggling in SEC play and needs to more wins to become bowl eligible.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a 6-2 record and now have their sites set on making more noise in the SEC. The MSU offense is averaging 35.1 points and 445.1 yards per game and they have turned the ball over eight times. Bulldog QB Dak Prescott has completed 66.5 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and one interceptions and he has rushed for 371 yards and seven touchdowns. Brandon Holloway has been Mississippi State’s top rusher with 196 yards and Fred Ross has 40 receptions and De’Runnya Wilson has 33 catches and six touchdowns. The MSU defense is allowing 17.8 points and 375.2 yards per game with eight interceptions, one fumble recovery, and 20 sacks. Richie Brown leads the Mississippi State defense with 68 tackles, Beniquez Brown has 51 tackles, and Kivon Coman has 45 tackles. With all of the powerhouses in the SEC Mississippi State has flown under the radar.
Missouri is 4-1 against the spread following a bye week, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. Mississippi State is 4-1 against the spread following a win, 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 SEC games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games.
The total in this one very low but I don't see a ton of points so my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is the winning team against the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area.