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Betting line favors Trojans over Bulldogs

Mississippi State BulldogsTroy Trojans
Sep 15, 7:00 PM | Turf of Veterans Memorial Stadium

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Troy Trojans Odds

2-0TEAM RECORD1-1

Week 3 action on Saturday will see the Trojans looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bulldogs visit Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Trojans sit at 1-1 (1-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 2-0 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Troy is 1-1 OU, and Mississippi State is 0-1 OU.

View Mississippi State vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Trojans were listed as 16-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trojans rated this week at No. 97 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 10. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 62-28 result in favor of the Bulldogs this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Troy's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 31.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 9.5 PPG. The Trojans aerial game is averaging 359.5 yards per game, more than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 140.5 YPG per game.

Mississippi State was a 28-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against Auburn. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bulldogs grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 28-10 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

In their last action, Troy was a 37-24 loser at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In Troy's last outing, Corey Robinson threw for 485 yards in a losing cause against the Ragin` Cajuns, 37-24 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 10-0

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Trojans trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games on the road
Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Troy is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games
Troy is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games

Next up:
Mississippi State home to South Alabama, Saturday, September 22
Troy at North Texas, Saturday, September 22