|ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: LSU vs. Mississippi State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 03 October 2013 12:00|
LSU vs. Mississippi St. Odds
LSU is 4-1 on the season, 1-1 on the road and 2-2-1 against the spread. Mississippi State is 2-2 overall, 2-0 at home and 3-1 against the spread. LSU hasn’t lost to Mississippi State in their last 13 meetings.
Trends show that LSU is 12-3 against the spread in its last 15 against the Bulldogs and 8-1 ATS in its last 9 trips to Mississippi State. These two have also hit the over in 7 of their last 9 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, LSU is the favorite on the road, as the Tigers have odds of -9.5 points at Mississippi State on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had LSU favored by 9.5 points as well. The spread moved to 10 points before falling back 9.5 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 54.5 points.
LSU is coming off its first loss of the season, a 44-41 defeat at the hands of Georgia. The Tigers didn’t have an issue moving the ball, as they posted 449 yards, but the defense gave up 494 total yards to the Bulldogs, including 196 rushing yards. Zach Mettenberger has led the offense this season. He has thrown for 1,398 yards and 13 touchdowns with one interception. Jeremy Hill has rushed for 436 yards and seven scores as well. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham have combined for 60 receptions and 1,027 yards and 11 scores.
Mississippi State is coming off a 62-7 win over Troy last week. The Bulldogs have been hot and cold in scoring, averaging 34 points per game. However, the defense is holding opponents to just 14.8 points per game. Quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for 695 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 215 yards and five scores.
In terms of Injuries, LSU linebacker Tahj Jones (hamstring) and defensive back Jeryl Brazil (personal) are both questionable for the game. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (concussion) and linebacker Ferlando Bohanna (concussion) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing LSU, as the Tigers are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points at Mississippi State on Saturday.