Arkansas at Mississippi State - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-1) vs Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)

Betting Odds: Mississippi State Bulldogs -9.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Mississippi State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Davis Wade Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was Arkansas that won 31-28. 

The Arkansas Razorbacks sit with a 3-2 record overall but they are coming off a loss against the Alabama Crimson Tide. They made a bit of a comeback in the 3rd quarterback against Alabama, but they were outscored 21-3 in the 4th quarter, and the final score was 49-26. KJ Jefferson is under center for Arkansas and in the last game, he completed 13 of his 24 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. Arkansas this season is averaging 32 points while their defense is giving up 30.6 points per game. The Razorbacks' offense is ranked 63rd in the league while their defense is ranked 100th. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mississippi State Bulldogs who sit with a 4-1 record overall and they are coming off an impressive victory in the last game. The Bulldogs scored 42 points against Texas A&M and that led to the 18-point victory. Under center for the Bulldogs is Will Rogers and in the last game he completed 31 of his 45 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns. The best running back for Mississippi State is Dillon Johnson and he finished with 14 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State is averaging 38.2 points while their defense is giving up 21.8 points per game.

Arkansas is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in October. Mississippi State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a winning record. The over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The road team is 7-2 against the spread in the last nine meetings between the two teams. 

I think Mississippi State is going to win this game, but Arkansas is going to keep this game close. KJ Jefferson still played pretty good in the last game against a good Alabama defense, and he is going to find some success against this Bulldogs' defense. Back Arkansas against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Arkansas +9.5

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