Mississippi State at Georgia: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Georgia Bulldogs (4-2) vs Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-4)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Sanford Stadium)
Betting Odds: Georgia Bulldogs -22.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs will travel to Sanford Stadium to take on the 13th ranked Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had their game last week against Auburn postponed due to Covid-19 and come into this game with a 2-6 (2-6 SEC) record after snapping a 4-game losing streak with a 24-17 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores on November 7th. Mississippi State got off to a fast start agianst Vanderbilt and was able to hang on for the victory in the 2nd half after going into halftime with a 17-0 lead. Mississippi State won was outgained by Vanderbilt by a 478-204 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 5-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was QB Will Rogers who completed 35 of 46 passes for 226 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Mississippi State is averaging 16.3 ppg on 324.7 total yards per game (303.2 passing yds/g; 21.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Mississippi State has been led by WR Osirus Mitchell who had 26 receptions for 336 yards & 3 TD. Will Rogers (71.6 Comp %, 536 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT) looks as if he is the starter going forward after replacing K.J. Costello (64.7 Comp %, 1,283 yards, 6 TD, 10 INT). The top receiving threats outside of Osirus Mitchell have been Kylin Hill (23 rec, 237 yards, TD), Malik Heath (27 rec, 218 yards, TD), JaVonta Payton (17 rec, 204 yards, TD), and Austin Williams (24 rec, 193 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Mississippi State backfield has been Jo’quavious Marks (37 att, 131 yards, TD; 38 rec, 161 yards).
Defensively, Mississippi State is allowing their opponents to average 27.5 ppg on 359.8 total yards per game (232.7 passing yds/g; 127.2 rushing yds/g).
The Georgia Bulldogs also had their game last week against Missouri postponed due to Covid-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 4-2 (4-2 SEC) after being defeated by the Florida Gators, 44-28, on November 14th. Georgia started well out of the gates, taking a quick 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter, however, the Bulldogs defense had a tough time slowing down the Gators offense the rest of the way and couldn’t fight back after Florida went into halftime with a 38-21 lead. Georgia was outgained by Florida by a 571-277 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was RB Zamir White who had 107 rushing yards and a TD on 7 carries.
On the season, Georgia is averaging 29.0 ppg on 382.8 total yards per game (209.3 passing yds/g; 173.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia has been led by RB Zamir White who has 509 rushing yards & 7 TD on 97 carries. QB Stetson Bennett has completed 55.6% of his passes for 1,167 yards, 8 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bennett and the Bulldogs have been Kearis Jackson (27 rec, 396 yards, 2 TD), James Cook (13 rec, 190 yards, TD), George Pickens (13 rec, 140 yards, 2 TD), and Jermaine Burton (10 rec, 130 yards, TD). Both Stetson Bennett and George Pickens are questionable for this matchup.
Defensively, Georgia is holding their opponents to an average of 20.8 ppg on 345.7 total yards per game (262.8 passing yds/g; 82.8 rushing yds/g).
The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Mississippi State and Mike Leach’s “Air-Raid” offense got off to a great start to the season with what looked like an outstanding victory against LSU, however, as the season has progressed, we have seen the Bulldogs offense really struggle against SEC defense as they’ve averaged just 9.4 ppg over their last 5 games. Georgia has struggled a bit offensively this season, however, they still do have a very good defense and as I think the Bulldogs will be able to keep Mississippi State in single digits in this one, I’m taking Georgia to cover this large home spread. Good Luck.