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Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Week 4 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Mississippi State Bulldogs


LSU Tigers
Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Tiger Stadium


Two unbeaten SEC teams will collide on Saturday when the LSU Tigers host the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the conference opener for both of them.

The Tigers have won the last four meetings with Mississippi State both straight-up and against the spread, and they are coming off a 31-0 rout of Louisiana-Monroe last week as 30.5-point favorites to stay perfect vs. the line as well at 3-0.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 ATS this year with a 35-3 win over South Alabama last week and will try to improve on a 2-6 mark against the number in their last eight games as road underdogs. Bettors can expect a high-scoring game with eight of the past 10 meetings going OVER the total.


Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs in this one found them as 7-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The over under number opened around 50 in this game, per BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 48-41 win for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The LSU Tigers sport a record of 3-0 and 3-0 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Mississippi State Bulldogs sit at 3-0 and 2-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 1-2 for the Tigers and 1-2 for the Bulldogs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs Mississippi State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 27-rated LSU Tigers and the No. 26-rated Mississippi State Bulldogs in this matchup.

How Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the LSU Tigers No. 42-ranked offense (38.33 PPG) against a Mississippi State Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 12 at 12.33 PPG. The LSU Tigers passing attack has averaged 214 yards per game, less than the Mississippi State Bulldogs give up through the air (311.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Mississippi State Bulldogs own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 57 yards per game when on the road. LSU, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mississippi State was a 35-3 winner in its last match on the road against Jaguars. They covered the -15-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 38 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Last time we saw the Jaguars, they had no answer for Dak Prescott as the Bulldogs rolled to a 35-3 victory at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

Last time out for LSU, they were a 31-0 winner as they battled Warhawks at home. LSU covered in the match as a -30.5-point favorite, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Louisiana-Monroe failed to break through the LSU defense in its last game, suffering a 31-0 shutout at the hands of the Tigers in Week 3 action.

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Mississippi State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi State's last 11 games
Mississippi State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games
LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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