Who: Mississippi State vs Memphis
Date & Time: September 18, 2021 4:00 EST
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, TN
Mississippi State vs Memphis Odds:
Moneyline: Miss St: (-171) | Memphis: (+139)
Spread: Miss St : -3.5 (-107) | Memphis: +3.5 (-113)
Total: 64.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Mississippi State vs Memphis Betting Preview
An interesting non-conference battle is on the schedule for Saturday, September 18, 2021, when the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-0) visits the Memphis Tigers (2-0). This game has shootout potential and is one of the games I am looking forward to most in this weekend. ESPN2 will televise this game live at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Through two games, the Mississippi State offense is averaging 29.5 points per game and 375.5 total yards, 332.0 through the air and 43.5 on the ground. Defensively, the Bulldogs are allowing 22.0 points and 352.0 yards, 285.5 passing and 66.5 rushing.
The Memphis offense is averaging 49.5 points per game and 637.0 total yards, 340.0 through the air and 297.0 on the ground. Defensively, the Tigers are allowing 33.5 points and 490.0 yards, 391.5 passing and 98.5 rushing.
Below is my pick, and preview, for the battle between the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Memphis Tigers.
Mississippi State vs Memphis Betting Stats
Mississippi State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi State’s last 12 games.
Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Mississippi State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against Memphis.
Mississippi State is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Memphis.
Mississippi State is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Mississippi State’s last 7 games played in September.
Mississippi State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in week 3.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi State’s last 11 games played on a Saturday.
Memphis is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’ last 6 games.
Memphis is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Memphis is 15-0 SU in their last 15 games at home.
Memphis is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Mississippi State.
Memphis is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
Memphis is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 3.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games played on a Saturday.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Memphis’ last 18 games when playing as the underdog.
Mississippi State vs Memphis Pick
Mississippi State hosted the North Carolina State Wolfpack and came away with an impressive 24-10 win. Lideatrick Griffin returned the opening kickoff 100 yards and the Bulldogs never looked back. Will Rogers went 33/49 for 294 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mississippi State got nothing going on the ground as they rushed the ball 15 times for just 22 yards. Defensively, the Bulldogs allowed 335 total yards and forced three Wolfpack turnovers, two interceptions and one fumble.
Memphis visited the Arkansas State Red Wolves and won a 55-50 shootout. This game was 34-23 at the half and saw Arkansas State almost come back from a 19-point deficit in the final 10 minutes of the game. Seth Henigan went 23/34 for 410 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Brandon Thomas exploded on the ground as he rushed the ball 18 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Tigers allowed 681 (!), 584 through the air, and did not force any Red Wolves turnovers.
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Memphis Tigers Series History: Mississippi State has won 12 consecutive games against Memphis, with the last coming in 2011, and lead the all-time series 33-11.