Arizona Wildcats (1-0) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0)
Arizona Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs 9/9/23 – With a 1-0 standing for both teams, the Arizona Wildcats are set to face off against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on September 9, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET. The stage is Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, a battleground that will bear witness to an early-season duel that promises fireworks. Both teams will be looking to maintain their unbeaten records, but given the caliber of their opponents, neither can afford to slip up. The game will be aired on SECN, making it accessible for fans across the nation to catch this thriller.
Michael Wiley is Arizona’s reliable running back who has been proving his worth with 52 rushing yards from 10 attempts, a commendable 5.2 yards per rush. His longest rush was 12 yards, indicating he can make solid yardage per play. On the receiving end, the Wildcats boast of Tetairoa McMillan, who averages a whopping 21.7 yards per reception, marking him as a deep threat. He has a long reception of 39 yards and has scored a touchdown, solidifying his importance to the team.
Jo’Quavious Marks has been a revelation for the Bulldogs, with 127 rushing yards on 19 attempts, averaging an impressive 6.7 yards per carry. With two rushing touchdowns under his belt already, he is poised to be a game-changer. Creed Whittemore, their receiver, is not far behind in influence. In a single game, he has 59 receiving yards with an average of 14.8 yards per catch, offering a robust option for his quarterback when he needs to move the chains. Check out our free winning football picks for more insights.
Arizona Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field|
Jayden de Laura QB vs. Will Rogers QB
When you look at the quarterbacks, you find a tantalizing matchup that sets the tone for this epic encounter. Arizona’s Jayden de Laura, with 285 passing yards on a mere 24 attempts, has a commendable completion percentage of 75%. His passing game is not only effective but deadly, averaging 11.9 yards per pass attempt. With three touchdowns and one interception, he shows he’s not afraid to take chances.
On the other side, Will Rogers for Mississippi State isn’t too shabby either. Although his yard per attempt falls short compared to de Laura at 7.8, he’s extremely accurate, with a 69% completion rate. With 227 passing yards and two touchdowns, Rogers has proven to be a reliable asset for the Bulldogs, especially when it comes to ball security, with zero interceptions so far.
The true story here is in the risk-reward metrics. While de Laura shows a willingness to go deep, Rogers plays it a bit safer, a quality that often comes handy in high-pressure games
Odds/Point Spread: Mississippi State Bulldogs -350, Total Odds: 59.5
The odds favor Mississippi State with a spread of -9 at -115, and a moneyline of -350. Arizona has a spread of +9 at -105 and a moneyline of +280. The total points expected are set at 59.5, with the over at -110 and the under at -110.
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
Arizona’s betting trends are a bit of a mixed bag. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games, but they are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games and a dismal 2-14 SU on the road. However, they do have a positive 4-2 ATS record in games played in September, although their ATS performance in Week 2 games is a concern, standing at 0-6.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
Mississippi State comes in strong in the betting trends. They are 4-1 ATS and 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. Particularly strong in September, they have a 4-1 SU and a perfect 7-0 ATS in Week 2 games. These stats, coupled with a 10-4 SU record on Saturdays, indicate that the Bulldogs are generally strong performers in similar game scenarios
Arizona Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs 9/9/23 Betting Picks
Taking everything into consideration, from key players to betting odds and trends, Mississippi State seems to be the safer bet here. They have a solid home advantage and strong ATS and SU records. Therefore, Mississippi State is likely to not only win but also cover the spread. Expect this game to be thrilling, with both teams scoring multiple times, but ultimately, Mississippi State should be able to extend their winning streak. For more insights, check out our sports betting picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Mississippi State Bulldogs will win 34-21.