Mississippi State football: Bulldogs open as slight favorites over Texas A&M

Mississippi State football: Bulldogs open as slight favorites over Texas A&M

The Bulldogs are currently projected to take down Texas A&M by one major betting organization.

Mississippi State is slightly favored on one major betting site ahead of the team’s upcoming matchup against No. 17 Texas A&M.

According to DraftKings, the Bulldogs are currently the three-point favorites over the Aggies, with the over/under being 46.5. Despite Texas A&M being a ranked opponent and MSU not receiving a single vote in the most recent AP Top 25 poll, the reliable site believes that the Bulldogs will come out on top. This could be due to the Bulldogs home advantage and the recent announcement by the reliable site that Aggies star wide receiver AiniasSmith will be out for the rest of the year due to a leg injury.

Mississippi State is 3-1 on the year, with the only loss being to conference opponent LSU. The Bulldogs have won lopsided victories over Bowling Green and Arizona, but Texas A&M will be a tougher test. Quarterback Will Rogers leads the SEC with 1,386 passing yards and 16 touchdowns, and he is backed up by a solid group of wide receivers that features Caleb Ducking and Rara Thomas. MSU also possesses a veteran defense that has allowed opponents to convert on third down in just 30.9 percent of attempts

Texas A&M has also posted a 3-1 record to start the year and has an SEC victory under its belt. Despite being the best recruiting program in the country, the program has had some problems over the past few weeks. In the second week, the Aggies lost to an unranked Appalachian State team. It has since rebounded with ranked wins over Arkansas and Miami. Quarterback Max Johnson has fared well since taking over for Haynes King, and the Aggies’ defense has allowed just 11. 75 points per contest.

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The Bulldogs and Aggies will meet in Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon in what is expected to be a close contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.

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