Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Football Betting Online Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
Football betting online fans looking for a great NCAA rivalry to wager on this weekend need look no further than the Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers pairing. This is a matchup for the ages and luckily both sides come in sporting national rankings. However, there’s no denying that LSU has been having a more dominant season, seeing as how they’re the No. 5 team in the nation. So how will No. 22 Mississippi State handle this challenge? Let’s take a look at the sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers – Saturday, Oct. 20th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Stream: Watch ESPN
Football Betting Online Odds:
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs charge into this weekend’s action sporting a 4-2 record that ranks them as the 4th best team in the SEC West. Right now the program is sitting on a rather weak 1-2 record in conference play. Mississippi State’s two losses of the season unfortunately came against SEC opponents; a 28-7 blowout loss to the University of Kentucky and a 13-6 loss to Florida. Naturally two losses to unranked opponents will put a dent in your national ranking. Luckily for the Bulldogs, the program bounced back in a big way this past weekend by upsetting No. 8 Auburn 23-9 at home. The program now looks to build on that success with another upset win against a Top 5 program. Considering that Mississippi State is 2-8 in their last 10 meetings, it’s pretty clear that the tables will be stacked against them this Saturday.
Players to Watch: Nick Fitzgerald (709 passing yards, 4 TD, 3 INT), Kylin Hill (474 rushing yards, 3 TD, 7.0 AVG), and Osirus Mitchell (242 receiving yards, 2 TD, 13 REC).
The Tigers pounce into this Week 8 contest flashing a 6-1 record that pegs them as the second best team in the SEC West. Right now the division is unsurprisingly led by the Alabama Crimson Tide who proudly sport a 4-0 conference record. With a 3-1 SEC record this season, LSU has already fallen too far behind Alabama. Nevertheless, LSU will be looking to solidify their playoffs standing with a win over an SEC opponent this weekend. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that these two sides match up evenly well. The Tigers are scoring 32.0 per game, which is on par with the 31.0 that the Bulldogs deliver. Defensively things are rather even as well. Right now LSU allots 16.9 per game, which isn’t too far off the 12.7 figure Mississippi has been giving up this season. The odds are sticking with LSU heavily but that 7-point spread is predicting a tight matchup.
Players to Watch: Joe Burrow (1,415 passing yards, 6 TD, 2 INT), Nick Brossette (640 rushing yards, 9 TD, 4.8 AVG), and Justin Jefferson (453 receiving yards, 2 TD, 27 REC).
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Betting Predictions
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers matchup? All in all LSU is the safer pick here. They come in with a brilliant offense, plenty of momentum, and will have the home crowd cheering them on. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 28-24 LSU.