Here is everything you need to know about the SEC West matchup between Mississippi State and Texas A&M, including how to bet and watch online.
Mississippi State is looking to redeem themselves after a tough loss on the road last week against LSU. They will host Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M Aggies who are riding a three-game winning streak in the SEC.
Texas A&M is led by quarterback Kellen Mond who has thrown for 1,800 yards with 10 touchdowns to five interceptions. The Aggies rank No. 21 in total offense and average 282 yards through the air. They are relatively balanced as they average 204 yards rushing per game. Tight end Jace Sternberger is Mond’s preferred target with 29 receptions for 496 yards and six touchdowns. The biggest area of improvement Fisher has made with this team in his first year is getting them to play defense. The Aggies rank No. 22 in total defense and No. 29 in scoring defense, allowing an average of 20.6 points per game.
Mississippi State is 4-3 and been wildly inconsistent on offense. Through their first three games they averaged 50 points but once conference play began, they sunk into the abyss, averaging less than 10 points per game. Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is one of the best running quarterbacks in the nation, but the passing game has lacked with him behind center. The passing offense ranks No. 111 in the nation compared to the No. 16 rushing offense they boast.
Defensively, the Bulldogs have some talent on the defensive line in Montez Sweat and Jeff Simmons. The unit ranks sixth in the country in total defense and fourth in points allowed, giving up an average of 13.6 points per game.
The offensive line for Texas A&M will definitely have a lot on their plate when they go up against this front. The matchup to watch out for is the Mississippi State linebackers covering Sternberger.
How to watch and bet on Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Date: Saturday, Oct 27
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
TV Info: ESPN
Odds: MSST – 3
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Prediction: Texas A&M is more balanced offensively than Mississippi State who’s lack of a passing attack makes it difficult to pick them, even at home where the cowbells will be clangin’.
Score: Texas A&M 24, Mississippi State 13