Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are headed out to Baton Rouge looking for a road win against the LSU Tigers. Leach’s last trip to Death Valley went pretty well, all things considered, but the Tigers found a way to win a game in Starkville last season that State certainly could have won.
How will the Mississippi State football team look this week? Can they continue to look sharp so far this season?
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Mississippi State football: Bulldogs favored vs. LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge
Well, for longtime fans of the Mississippi State football program, this might seem a little odd. The Bulldogs are favored (slightly) to win this game by the folks who like sports gambling and what not. This really isn’t something that happens much in this series.
One, Mississippi State historically hasn’t had much success against the Tigers. Two, for Mississippi State to be favored on the road in this series is just absurd. But that’s apparently the world we’re living in right now.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are favored over the LSU Tigers this year.
Given how the teams have looked through the first couple games of the season, this really shouldn’t be a huge surprise for folks looking at everything objectively. Mike Leach’s Air Raid is up and running and THRIVING right now with Will Rogers leading it. Meanwhile, Brian Kelly and his Tigers have struggled to get the season started. They lost to a mess of an FSU team, but then bounced back nicely against the Southern Jaguars (an FCS team) at home.
Mississippi State has been better through its first two games of the year. That shouldn’t be controversial to say. And as a result, Mississippi State is favored over LSU.
That said, even though the Bulldogs are favored, it’s not by much. As of right now, it’s just 2.5 points.
In addition to that, the over/under is currently set at 53 points. That’s been moving around a bit, but not much. It looks like most folks aren’t really expecting the Bulldogs to light up the scoreboard the way they have the first few weeks of the season.
For more information on the whole betting situation here, check out this nifty ESPN Pick Center tool right over here.