LSU vs. Mississippi State Prediction
Will Mississippi State cover the spread against LSU as a home underdog tonight at 7:00PM ET?
Who: LSU (2-0) at Mississippi State (2-0)
When: 7:00PM ET, Saturday, September 16
Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bulldogs are 7-point home underdog versus the Tigers after opening as a 6.5-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 50 but has jumped to 54.5.
The Tigers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games and are 3-0-1 against the number in their last four games overall. That said, they're just 1-5-1 against the number in their last seven games played in the month of September.
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in September and are 19-7 against the number in their last 26 home games versus a team with a winning road record. That said, they're 1-4 against the spread in their last five games when following a successful cover.
OUR PREDICTION: LSU's formula is simple: Play great defense and rely on Derrius Guice to wear down opponents. But Mississippi State has the quarterback in Nick Fitzgerald and a running game that is averaging 6.8 yards per carry with Aeris Williams. It's been difficult to win in Starkville recently and even though the Tigers have looked strong to open the season, the Bulldogs won't lay down without a fight.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS +7