Southern Miss Golden Eagles Face the Mississippi State Bulldogs: Week 1 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

vs

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:30 PM ET
Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field

Mississippi State will look to improve on its 7-6 record this week when they host Southern Miss in Week 1 action at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field on Saturday.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -26 for the Mississippi State Bulldogs . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

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Computer Prediction: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 30-2 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mississippi State Bulldogs currently sport a record of 7-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-5 ATS. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 1-11 and 3-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mississippi State Bulldogs post a 5-8 over under record this season, while the Southern Miss Golden Eagles have gone 7-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Mississippi State vs Southern Miss injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 70 (Mississippi State Bulldogs) and the No. 121 (Southern Miss Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

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How Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Mississippi State's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 27.69 PPG, against a Southern Miss defense that ranks No. 119 this week at 41.92 PPG. The Mississippi State aerial game is averaging 244.46 yards per game, more than the Southern Miss Golden Eagles secondary allows through the air, 210.92 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles own the league's No. 117-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 248 yards per game when on the road. Mississippi State, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 62-27 winner as they battled UAB on the road. Southern Miss covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog, while 89 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Southern Miss's aerial attack generated 370 yards and the Golden Eagles came away with a 62-27 victory over UAB at Legion Field.

Mississippi State won its last outing, a 44-7 result against Rice on December 31. Mississippi State covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game OVER the total. Rice didn�t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Mississippi State blasted them 44-7 in Liberty Bowl action.

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Miss home to Alcorn State, Saturday, September 6th
Mississippi State home to UAB, Saturday, September 6th