Saturday night’s game between the NC State Wolfpack and Mississippi State Bulldogs projects to be one of the biggest toss ups of the weekend with oddsmakers going back and forth in terms of who is the favorite to win this Week 2 matchup. Mississippi State will play their second home game in a row after escaping thee season opener with a win over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, while NC State will play their first road game of the season after a blowout win over the USF Bulls to start the year.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
NC State: 29 overall, 47 offense, 20 defense
Mississippi State: 60 overall, 78 offense, 43 defense
No injuries to report.
WR Malik Heath - Probable (personal)
WR Trip Wilson - Questionable (possible suspension)
Against The Spread
NC State: 1-0 ATS (2021), 8-4 ATS (2020)
Mississippi State: 0-1 ATS (2021), 5-6 ATS (2020)
NC State: Over 0-1 (2021), Over 7-5 (2020)
Mississippi State: Over 1-0 (2021), Over 4-7 (2020)
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
NC State: 29 overall, 16 offense, 15 defense
Mississippi State: 31 overall, 37 offense, 28 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: NC State -1
Moneyline: NC State -115, Mississippi State -105
Opening line: Mississippi State -1.5
Opening total: 54.5
NC State as consistent as it gets as a college football team and we know what we’re going to get while Mississippi State is more of a wild card, so we’ll stay away from the spread of this game and take a look at the total. Mike Leach is known for his offensive expertise and while the Bulldogs were led by defense in 2020, he had a very condensed offseason to install his offensive system in a COVID year. Will Rogers finished with a fantastic stat line, and both teams will reach this total.
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