LSU vs Mississippi State College Football Odds, College Football Picks & College Football Predictions: The Mississippi State Bulldogs will host the LSU Tigers this Saturday in Starkville, Mississippi. The seventh ranked Tigers will look to go 4-0, and given their past success in Starkville, that would seem like a strong possibility. Kickoff in this SEC West battle is scheduled for 12:00pm ET at Davis Wade Stadium. College Football Odds at Bookmaker.com have the Bulldogs listed as a +12 against the spread home dog.
The Bulldogs rebounded from an awful loss at Auburn by beating the Vanderbilt Commodores 15-3 last Saturday in Nashville. The victory improved the Bulldogs to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference action.
The same defense that got rung up for over 500 yards against the Tigers limited Vandy to just 157. The Commodores managed just 10 first downs and held the ball for a meager 21:51. Defensive lineman Pernell McPhee was instrumental in creating Vanderbilt's offensive woes as he recorded two sacks and two tackles for loss. His performance earned him SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
Mississippi State's offense did not look like a powerhouse, but they did do enough things well enough to get the win. Quarterbacks Tyson Lee and Chris Relf combined to go 10-of-18 for 81 yards, complimenting a ground game that amassed 260 yards on 56 attempts. Three Bulldogs topped the 40 yard mark, but senior tailback Anthony Dixon did the bulk of the work with a 21 carry, 123 yard performance.
The Tigers brought their record to a perfect 3-0 last weekend, easily getting past Louisiana-Lafayette 31-3 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The Ragin' Cajuns posted similar offensive numbers to the Tigers, but could not overcome three turnovers. They finished the game with 272 yards, 18 first downs, and six third down conversions. LSU managed 330 yards, 23 first downs, and seven third down conversions.
Sophomore quaterback Jordan Jefferson completed 16-of-25 passes for 165 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Jefferson hit wide receiver Brandon LaFell three times for 57 yards. LaFell reeled in both of the signal caller's TD passes. Despite the success of Jefferson and LaFell, Head Coach Les Miles leaned heavily on his run game, which produced 164 yards in 36 carries. Charles Scott led the team with 12 rushes for 63 yards.
College Football Odds Betting Trend: The Bulldogs are 0-6 against the spread and 1-5 straight up in their last six games as a home team versus LSU. The Tigers are 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 straight up in their last four games as a road favorite with a total between 41.5 and 44.
LSU Tigers -12 (-110), Over 43 (-110), -450 (Moneyline)
Mississippi State Bulldogs +12 (-110), Under 43 (-110), +380 (Moneyline)
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