SEC CFB Prediction: Mississippi State vs Missouri 12/19/20 College Football Picks, Odds

SEC CFB Prediction: Mississippi State vs Missouri 12/19/20 College Football Picks, Odds Photo by Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers (5-4) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-7)

College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)

The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs +1.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs face off with the Missouri Tigers Saturday in week 16 SEC college football action at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

The Missouri Tigers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Missouri Tigers have lost two of their last three road games. Connor Bazelak is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,141 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Bazelak and Shawn Robinson have combined for six touchdown passes and three interceptions. Keke Chism and Damon Hazelton have combined for 758 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tyler Badie has 25 receptions. The Missouri Tigers ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and Larry Rountree III leads the way with 851 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Missouri is allowing 30.2 points and 403.8 yards per game. Nick Bolton leads the Missouri Tigers with 88 tackles, Trajan Jeffcoat has six sacks and Jarvis Ware has one interception.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have lost three of their last four home games. K.J. Costello is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,283 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Costello and Will Rogers have combined for 13 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Jaden Walley and Osirus Mitchell have combined for 1,020 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Austin Williams has 37 receptions. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 23.2 yards per contest, and Jo'quavious Marks leads the way with 170 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Mississippi State is allowing 27.9 points and 384.6 yards per game. Erroll Thompson leads the Mississippi State Bulldogs with 86 tackles, Tyrus Wheat has 3.5 sacks and Emmanuel Forbes has two interceptions.

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The Tigers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 20-7 in Tigers last 27 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Bulldogs last 8 games overall.

The Missouri Tigers were on a roll before getting waxed by Georgia last week, and they have an offense that's been rather impressive during their recent winning streak. The Mississippi State Bulldogs put up a lot of yards through the air, but they struggle to finish drives and have scored no more than 24 points in each of their last eight games. Missouri is simply the better team here and should cruise to a victory. I'll lay the small chalk with Missouri on the road.

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