Bulldogs visit Tigers in Week 1 battle

The host Memphis Tigers open as 31-point underdogs against the Mississippi State Bulldogs as college football betting action kicks off a new season Thursday.

 

Memphis was horrible last year at 1-11 and oddsmakers opened them as 4-TD underdogs against the SEC school this week. Even with that huge spread, bettors continue to back the SEC Bulldogs.

View Mississippi State vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Memphis overhauled its roster after its one-victory 2010 campaign and that means new faces for the Tigers. It also means a tough task of planning for the game for the heavily favored Bulldogs. Coaches indicate they will focus exclsively on executing their own game plan, not worrying about the woeful Tigers.

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

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 2-8


A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
Mississippi State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi State's last 7 games
Memphis is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State at Auburn, Saturday, September 10
Memphis at Arkansas State, Saturday, September 10

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