Mississippi State Vs Georgia Odds & PickJosh Bailey
Can Unbeaten No. 11 Georgia Hold Off Explosive No. 17 Mississippi State in Week 4 SEC Showdown?
The 11th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will look to hold off the offensively explosive 17th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs when the two SEC rivals square off in a Week 4 matchup of unbeaten playoff hopefuls. If you’re looking for value (who isn’t?) then you should know this intriguing SEC showdown is offering a ton of it. Now, let me explain why.
Mississippi State Vs Georgia College Football Week 4 Odds & Pick
No. 17 Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-0) at No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs (3-0)
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Odds: Mississippi State +6.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Why Bet Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds at +6.5
The best reason to bet on Mississippi State is that they’re putting points on the board like they’re going out of style. No. 17 Mississippi State smacked No. 12 LSU senseless on Saturday, winning 37-7 to easily cash in as a 7.5-point home underdog as quarterback Nick Fitzgerald completed 15 of 23 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns while adding 88 rushing yards and two scores on 14 carries.
Running back Aeris Williams led the rushing attack with 146 yards on 23 carries and the Bulldogs’ defense kept LSU quarterback Danny Etling from throwing a touchdown pass in the win. Mississippi State also beat Charleston Southern 49-0 in the opener before taking out Louisiana Tech 57-21 in Week 2. For the season, Fitzgerald has completed 61.4 percent of his passes while throwing for 543 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception while rushing for an additional five scores.
“Nick played in a little bit of a different offense at high school. He’s developed as a quarterback,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said. “To see him this year compared to all the games we watched last year in the offseason, he’s one of the most vastly improved players because he’s not one-dimensional anymore. He was really a runner last year. That’s not the case (anymore). I saw that same growth with Dak Prescott during his time at Mississippi State.”
Why Bet Georgia Bulldogs Odds at -6.5
No. 12 Georgia spanked overmatched Samford 42-14 to improve to 3-0 on the season as quarterback Jake Fromm completed 8 of 13 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns while running back Nick Chubb rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
Defensively, Georgia recorded three sacks, including two by defensive end Lorenzo Carter while holding Samford to just 22 rushing yards in the win and a modest 249 yards of total offense. The Bulldogs beat Appalachian State 31-10 in their opener before squeaking past Notre Dame 20-19 in Week 2.
Mississippi State Vs Georgia Pick
There’s a reason why a compelling 60 percent of public bettors like Mississippi State and it’s because they can seemingly score the ball at will and have an outstanding quarterback in Nick Fitzgerald while Georgia didn’t look very good at all in narrowly getting past a mediocre Notre Dame squad in Week 2.
Mississippi State is a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six games in the month of September, 4-1 ATS in their last five games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
Conversely, Georgia is just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight-up win and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. I like Mississippi State to cover the college football betting line by winning outright people!
Pick: Mississippi State +6.5