The No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (3-1, 0-1 SEC) bring the sixth-ranked passing defense in college football into a matchup with the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1 SEC), who have the No. 6 passing attack. The Bulldogs (moneyline odds to win) will take to the road against the Aggies ( ) on October 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. Bookmakers have set the matchup’s total at .
In this article we will surface what you need to know to place a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, stats and trends, while also providing you with the best odds available.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 28, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Texas A&M Vs. Mississippi State Betting Odds
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Texas A&M Offense Vs. Mississippi State Defense
|Aggies Offense||Stats (Rank)||Bulldogs Defense|
|23.8 (98)||Points/Gm||25.8 (80)|
|396.3 (68)||Yards/Gm||325.8 (48)|
|227.3 (70)||Pass Yards/Gm||252.5 (100)|
|169.0 (56)||Rush Yards/Gm||73.3 (8)|
|6.4 (102)||Yards/Pass||7.1 (74)|
|5.3 (22)||Yards/Rush||2.8 (18)|
|44.3% (44)||3rd Down %||28.3% (13)|
|7 (97)||Turnovers||5 (49)|
|8 (89)||Sacks||4 (93)|
Mississippi State Offense Vs. Texas A&M Defense
|Mississippi State Offense||Stats (Rank)||Texas A&M Defense|
|28.3 (73)||Points/Gm||9.3 (2)|
|426.5 (48)||Yards/Gm||290.3 (25)|
|363.8 (6)||Pass Yards/Gm||119.5 (6)|
|62.8 (129)||Rush Yards/Gm||170.8 (93)|
|6.5 (99)||Yards/Pass||4.9 (4)|
|3.3 (111)||Yards/Rush||4.1 (74)|
|46.4% (33)||3rd Down %||32.3% (39)|
|7 (97)||Turnovers||4 (71)|
|6 (69)||Sacks||11 (12)|
When Texas A&M Has The Ball
- The Aggies rank 97th in college football, committing seven turnovers this season, while the Bulldogs are 49th with five turnovers forced.
- Texas A&M’s 169.0 rushing yards per game is good for 56th in the FBS. Mississippi State’s defense allows 73.3 on the ground (eighth in college football).
- The Aggies are successful on 44.3% of their third-down plays (44th in college football). The Bulldogs’ defense gives up third-down conversions at a 28.3% clip (13th).
- The 227.3 passing yards per game Texas A&M averages ranks 70th in the FBS, while the 252.5 Mississippi State allows ranks 100th in college football.
When Mississippi State Has The Ball
- The Aggies’ defense allows 4.9 yards per pass attempt (fourth in the FBS). The Bulldogs’ offense averages 6.5 yards per pass (99th in college football).
- Mississippi State’s offense ranks 73rd in the FBS at 28.3 points per game. Texas A&M allows 9.3 per game (second in college football).
- The Bulldogs’ pass protection has resulted in six sacks allowed, 59th-most in college football. The Aggies’ defense has totaled 11 (12th-most).
- Mississippi State averages 3.3 yards per carry (111th in college football) compared to the 4.1 per attempt Texas A&M allows (74th in the FBS).
Texas A&M Betting Trends And Insights
- Texas A&M has won two games against the spread this season.
- The Aggies have been favored by 7 points or more three times this season, and covered the spread in two of those matchups.
- Texas A&M and its opponents have not hit the over yet this season.
- So far this season, one of Texas A&M’s outings has gone over 46 points.
- The Aggies have won 75% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (3-1).
Mississippi State Betting Trends And Insights
- Mississippi State has a record of 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
- Games featuring Mississippi State have gone over the point total just once this season.
- Mississippi State’s games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 46 points in three of four outings.
- The Bulldogs have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
Texas A&M Players To Watch
- Zach Calzada has passed for 609 yards while completing 52.8% of his throws (57-of-108), with four touchdowns and three interceptions (152.3 yards per game).
- Isaiah Spiller has taken 52 carries for a team-leading 345 rushing yards (86.3 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns. He’s also caught 13 passes for 106 yards (26.5 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
- So far this year Devon Achane has run for 227 yards on 35 carries (56.8 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns. Achane also figures in the passing game, catching 12 passes for 87 yards (21.8 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
- Ainias Smith has hauled in 15 receptions for 170 yards, best on his team, and two touchdowns. He averages 42.5 receiving yards per game.
- Jalen Wydermyer has contributed with 159 yards on 13 catches. He puts up 39.8 receiving yards per game this year.
- Demond Demas has totaled 113 yards on four receptions with one touchdown, averaging 56.5 yards per game.
Mississippi State Players To Watch
- This campaign, Will Rogers has racked up 1,454 passing yards (363.5 yards per game) while connecting on 169 of 225 passes (75.1% completion percentage), with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions.
- Dillon Johnson has taken 23 attempts for a team-leading 130 rushing yards (32.5 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown. He’s also caught 25 passes for 174 yards (43.5 receiving yards per game).
- Jo’quavious Marks has rushed for 129 yards on 35 carries (32.3 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year. He also has 31 catches for 161 yards (40.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
- Makai Polk has 33 catches, leading his team with 304 yards (76.0 ypg) while also scoring two touchdowns this season.
- Austin Williams has tacked on 211 yards (on 20 catches) and one touchdown.
- Jaden Walley has caught 16 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 43.8 yards per game this year.
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