The Mississippi State Bulldogs will open their SEC schedule when they play host to the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs began the campaign with a stunning 21-20 opening-week loss to South Alabama, extending their current straight up and against the spread losing streak at Davis Wade Stadium to three games.
- The total has gone UNDER in three of South Carolina’s last four games against Mississippi State.
- Mississippi State is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games against its conference.
- South Carolina is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in its last seven games against Mississippi State.
Mississippi State entered their date with the Jaguars as massive 28.5-point chalk, but sputtered on offense, outgaining South Alabama by just three total yards and controlling the football for just 23 minutes.
Things get no easier against the Gamecocks, who are riding high after kicking off the 2016 season with a 13-10 upset win over Vanderbilt as 5.5-point road underdogs.
South Carolina is coming off a dismal 2015 season, closing out the campaign with five straight losses to finish with a 3-9 overall record, and are a meager 3-11 SU in their past 14 games against conference opponents.
However, the Gamecocks have dominated in recent dates with Mississippi State, winning seven straight, 6-1 ATS, holding the Bulldogs to fewer than 11 points per game in their past four meetings in Starkville.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Mississippi State Bulldogs as -9.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 34-23 win for the Bulldogs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the South Carolina Gamecocks have seen them go 1-0 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs are at 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 0-1, while the Gamecocks are 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Mississippi State vs South Carolina injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 34-rated Mississippi State Bulldogs and the No. 90-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
The game also pits Mississippi State’s No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a South Carolina defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 10 PPG. The Mississippi State aerial game is averaging 143 yards per game, more than the South Carolina Gamecocks secondary allows through the air, 73 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the South Carolina Gamecocks own the league’s No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 169 yards per game when on the road. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 35 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Bryan Edwards was good for 101 receiving yards in the Gamecocks’s most recent action, helping his team to a 13-10 victory over the Commodores.
The Bulldogs suffered a Week 1 loss against South Alabama in their last game, falling 21-20 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
- South Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- South Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina’s last 5 games
- South Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Mississippi State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- Mississippi State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State’s last 5 games at home
- Mississippi State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing South Carolina
Next Betting Matchups
South Carolina home to East Carolina, Saturday, September 17th
Mississippi State at LSU, Saturday, September 17th