Kentucky at Mississippi State - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (4-2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -12 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Kentucky Wildcats and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium.
The Kentucky Wildcats look for their second road win to get a game above .500 in SEC play. Patrick Towles is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,512 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Towles has thrown three picks in his last two games. Garrett Johnson and Dorian Baker have combined for 780 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jeff Badet has 16 receptions. The Kentucky Wildcats ground game is averaging 135.5 yards per contest, and Stanley Boom Williams leads the way with 456 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kentucky is allowing 23.2 points and 374.8 yards per game. Josh Forrest leads the Wildcats with 58 tackles, J.D. Harmon has two interceptions and Cory Johnson has two sacks. Jordan Jones is questionable.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs look to keep the ball rolling after winning four of their last five games. Dak Prescott is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,700 yards, 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Prescott has four touchdown passes in his last three games. De'Runnya Wilson and Fred Ross have combined for 855 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Fred Brown has 16 receptions. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 141.8 yards per contest, and Prescott leads the way with 254 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Miss State is allowing 18 points and 368.4 yards per game. Richie Brown leads the Bulldogs with 61 tackles, Will Redmond has two interceptions and A.J. Jefferson has four sacks. Gus Walley and Jamal Peters are questionable.
The Wildcats are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Mississippi State.
Besides a couple of losses to LSU and Texas A&M, Mississippi State has pretty much steamrolled through its schedule and is picking up some nice momentum heading into this matchup. Kentucky is just way too inconsistent and doesn't have a quarterback who can make a difference just yet.
I like the Bulldogs to win this game by at least two touchdowns.