MTSU vs. Mississippi St. Odds


STARKVILLE, MS (The Spread) – No. 15 Mississippi State looks to keep climbing up the rankings on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Middle Tennessee State at 7PM ET on ESPN2.

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Mississippi State is 6-0 overall this year and 4-0 at home while Middle Tennessee State is 4-2 on the year and 3-0 on the road. The Bulldogs are 4-2 against the spread while the Blue Raiders are also 4-2 ATS. Mississippi State is 4-0 against MTSU.

Trends show that MTSU is just 3-8 against the spread in its last 11 non-conference games while Mississippi State is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games on grass but just 1-5 ATS in its last 5 games against Sun Belt opponents.

According to oddsmakers from Mississippi State is the favorite to win this game, as the Bulldogs have odds of -19.5 points at home against Middle Tennessee State. The over/under total has been set at 56 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Mississippi State favored by 19.5 points as well. The spread climbed as high as 20.5 points during the week before closing at its opening number of 19.5.

Mississippi State is coming off a 41-31 win against Tennessee last week at home. The Bulldogs have had three wins this year come by 10 points or less. They are currently holding opponents to just 16.3 points per game while the offense is averaging 35.3 points per contest. The offense is being led by running back Ladarius Perkins, who has rushed for 600 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

Middle Tennessee State is coming off a 34-30 win at Florida International last week. The Blue Raiders also hold a road win at Georgia Tech this year. MTSU is allowing 27.2 points per game this year on defense while scoring 33.3 points per game on offense. The offense this year is being led by running back Benny Cunningham, who also has rushed for 600 yards, but he has 11 touchdowns this season.

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In terms of Injuries, both teams have no injuries listed on the report.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are getting 54% of the wagers with odds of -19.5 points against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

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