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Bulldogs vs Blazers Game Preview

Mississippi State BulldogsUAB Blazers
Oct 8, 12:00 PM | Turf of Legion Field

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers Odds


Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Blazers host the Bulldogs at Legion Field in Week 6 action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have seen them go 2-3 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Blazers are at 0-4 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Blazers are 1-3, while the Bulldogs are 2-3.

View Mississippi State vs UAB Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 15.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Blazers, currently No. 120 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 79 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 28-4 victory for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 116-ranked offense (14 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 51 at 23.6 PPG. The Blazers passing attack has averaged 191.2 yards per game, more than the Bulldogs give up through the air (189 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's No. 77-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 184.7 yards per game when on the road. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 116 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Mississippi State was a 24-10 loser on the road against Georgia. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (34) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

UAB was a 24-23 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Troy. They covered the 16–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

A few Bulldogs at Blazers trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi State's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games on the road
Mississippi State is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UAB's last 9 games at home
UAB is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi State home to South Carolina, Saturday, October 15
UAB at Tulsa, Saturday, October 15