LSU at Mississippi State College Football Week 3 Betting Preview

Posted by Ted Merrick on September 14, 2017 in

In a SEC battle on Saturday, the LSU Tigers will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. This game will be played at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville. The 12th ranked LSU Tigers come into the game with an undefeated record. The Tigers blanked BYU 27-0 in the opener, and then blasted Chattanooga 45-10 last week.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are also unbeaten on the season. The Bulldogs also started the season with a blow-out win, as they smacked Charleston Southern around 49-0. Then last week, the Bulldogs went on the road and put up 57 on Louisiana Tech in the win. The LSU Tigers are -7 in this game on Saturday evening.

LSU at Mississippi State College Football Week 3 Betting Preview

When: Saturday September 16, 2017; 6:00pm CT
Where: Davis Wade Stadium; Starkville, MS
TV: ESPN
Radio: 98.1 FM (LSU) / (Mississippi State)
Stream Option: WatchESPN
College Football Week 3 Odds: LSU -7

Why Bet on the Bulldogs?

The Mississippi State Bulldogs can certainly score points. That’s something they have proven in the early going. In fact, the Bulldogs rank 8th in the nation with 53 points per game. The quarterback play for the Bulldogs has been terrific, as Nick Fitzgerald has tossed 5 touchdowns thus far.

Aeris Williams has 25 carries this season for Mississippi State and leads the team with 190 yards. The Bulldogs are a run first offense, with over 300 yards per game, but can certainly pass the ball as well. The Bulldogs will remain with SEC play next week, with a road game at Georgia.

Why Bet on the Tigers?

The LSU Tigers are just the opposite. They can certainly play defense. Ed Orgeron is in his first season with the Tigers, and has the team looking more consistent. Orgeron announced that defensive end Arden Key would play, and start in this game, a great boost for an already tough defense.

Are the LSU Tigers a safe pick to beat Mississippi State?

The Tigers through the first two games have allowed just 5 points per game. The offense, led by Danny Etling and Derrius Guice have scored 36 points per game. LSU will continue their SEC schedule on October 7th against Florida. Before that, they will take on Syracuse and Troy, both at home.

Expert Pick and Prediction

This could be a pretty good football game. The LSU Tigers are going to want to shove the ball down the Bulldogs throat and play great defense. Mississippi State would love to open the game up a little bit, despite their 300 rushing yards per game. Look for a great contrast in the first half. As the game gets going, LSU is the team with more depth. The LSU Tigers are going to wear down the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. LSU wins this game. The final bet for this game on Saturday is the LSU Tigers -7 in the SEC opening game for both teams.