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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/2/2023 Odds, Analysis and Picks

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/2/2023 – The ReliaQuest Bowl will take place on Monday at the Raymond James Stadium between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-4 on the scoreboard after winning against Ole Miss last time out. The Illinois Fighting Illini took on Northwestern before coming here and grabbed a juicy win, which got them up to 8-4 on the season. The Illinois Fighting Illini will be winning this game according to the predictions from the NCAAF betting Reddit.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/2/2023

When: Monday, January 2, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: SofaScore
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini 1/2/2023
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bulldogs -1 (-110) 45.5 o (-110) -110
Fighting Illini +1 (-110) 45.5 u (-110) -110
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Mississippi State Bulldogs

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are riding a two-game winning streak and are coming here after demolishing the Ole Miss Rebels with a final score of 24-22. As a team, the Bulldogs are scoring an average of 32.7 points in each game and are passing for 314.3 yards per matchup. The Mississippi State offense this season is led by Will Rogers who has thrown for a total of 3713 yards, scoring 34 touchdowns along the way with six picks. On defense, the Bulldogs are allowing their opponents to score an average of 24.2 points per game.

Players to watch: Will Rogers QB (CMP 386, ATT 566, YDS 3713, CMP% 68.2, AVG 6.6, LNG 75, TD 34, INT 6, SACK 24, SYL -228, RTG 141), Chance Lovertich QB (CMP 6, ATT 6, YDS 36, CMP% 100, AVG 6, LNG 14, TD 1, INT 0, SACK 1, SYL -7, RTG 205.4), Jo’quavious Marks RB (ATT 103, YDS 532, AVG 5.2, LNG 37, TD 9), Dillon Johnson RB (ATT 103, YDS 532, AVG 5.2, LNG 37, TD 9), Rara Thomas WR (ATT 89, YDS 488, AVG 5.5, LNG 40, TD 3),  

Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illinois Fighting Illini have won only two games out of their last five played, the most recent one coming against the Northwestern Wildcats with a final score of 41-3. As a team, the Illini are scoring an average of 25.4 points in each matchup and are passing for 208.3 yards per game on average. The Illinois offense this season is led by Tommy DeVito who has passed for a total of 2397 yards, scoring 15 touchdowns along the way with four picks. Defense-wise, the Illini are allowing their opponents to score an average of 12.3 points in each game.

Players to watch: Tommy DeVito QB (CMP 234, ATT 335, YDS 2397, CMP% 69.9, AVG 7.2, LNG 63, TD 15, INT 4, SACK 20, SYL -129, RTG 142.3), Artur Sitkowski QB (CMP 234, ATT 335, YDS 2397, CMP% 69.9, AVG 7.2, LNG 63, TD 15, INT 4, SACK 20, SYL -129, RTG 142.3), Chase Brown RB (CMP 18, ATT 25, YDS 103, CMP% 72, AVG 4.1, Reggie Love III RB (ATT 328, YDS 1643, AVG 5, LNG 49, TD 10), Isaiah Williams WR (ATT 59, YDS 277, AVG 4.7, LNG 33, TD 2),  

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Numbers

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Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi State’s last 9 games.
Mississippi State is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State’s last 6 games when playing as the favorite.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Illinois’ last 20 games.
Illinois is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Illinois is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing as the underdog.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are coming in confident with a decent offense. However, the Fighting Illini is known for their aggressive defense and this will limit the scoring. The college football betting guide predicts the Illinois Fighting Illini to win this game with a final score of 36-24.