Texas A&M Vs. Mississippi State: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – October 2, 2021

Written By Staff on October 2, 2021

The No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (3-1, 0-1 SEC) bring the fifth-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 offense. The Bulldogs, +250 on the moneyline to win, and the Aggies, listed at -7 on the spread, kick things off on October 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. Bookmakers have set the contest’s total at 45.5.

In this article we break down everything you need to know before making a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats, plus up-to-date odds.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the 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 (97) Points/Gm 25.8 (80)
396.3 (69) Yards/Gm 325.8 (47)
227.3 (70) Pass Yards/Gm 252.5 (100)
169.0 (55) Rush Yards/Gm 73.3 (8)
6.4 (103) Yards/Pass 7.1 (74)
5.3 (22) Yards/Rush 2.8 (18)
44.3% (44) 3rd Down % 28.3% (13)
7 (95) Turnovers 5 (51)
8 (89) Sacks 4 (93)

Mississippi State Offense Vs. Texas A&M Defense

Mississippi State Offense Stats (Rank) Texas A&M Defense
28.3 (74) Points/Gm 9.3 (2)
426.5 (48) Yards/Gm 290.3 (25)
363.8 (6) Pass Yards/Gm 119.5 (5)
62.8 (129) Rush Yards/Gm 170.8 (93)
6.5 (100) Yards/Pass 4.9 (4)
3.3 (112) Yards/Rush 4.1 (75)
46.4% (34) 3rd Down % 32.3% (38)
7 (95) Turnovers 4 (72)
6 (69) Sacks 11 (12)

When Texas A&M Has The Ball

  • The Aggies have the 55th-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (169.0 yards per game). They face the Bulldogs’ eighth-ranked rushing defense, which gives up 73.3 on the ground per game.
  • Texas A&M is the FBS’ 95th-ranked offense in terms of committing turnovers (7), and are up against the 51st-ranked team in turnovers forced, Mississippi State (5).
  • The Aggies convert 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 gives up ranks 100th in college football.

When Mississippi State Has The Ball

  • The Bulldogs average 6.5 yards per pass attempt (100th in the FBS) compared to the 4.9 per pass the Aggies allow (fourth in college football).
  • Texas A&M has the second-ranked scoring defense (9.3 points per game). Mississippi State’s 74th-ranked scoring offense puts up 28.3 points per game.
  • 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 (112th in college football) compared to the 4.1 per rushing attempt Texas A&M gives up (75th in the FBS).

Texas A&M Betting Trends And Insights

  • Texas A&M has a record of 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Aggies have covered the spread twice this season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 7-point favorites.
  • So far this season, none of Texas A&M’s games have hit the over.
  • So far this season, one of Texas A&M’s contests has gone over 45.5 points.
  • The Aggies have won 75% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (3-1).

Mississippi State Betting Trends And Insights

  • Mississippi State has a record of 1-3-0 against the spread this year.
  • So far this year, just one of Mississippi State’s games has hit the over.
  • Mississippi State has combined with its opponents to score more than 45.5 points in three of four games this season.
  • The Bulldogs have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Texas A&M Players To Watch

  • Zach Calzada leads his team with 609 passing yards (152.3 per game) and has a 52.8% completion percentage (57-of-108), throwing four touchdown passes and three interceptions.
  • Isaiah Spiller has churned out a team-best 345 rushing yards (86.3 per game) and two touchdowns. He has added 13 receptions for 106 yards (26.5 yards per game) and one TD.
  • So far this year Devon Achane has run for 227 yards on 35 carries (56.8 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns. Achane also helps out in the passing game, catching 12 passes for 87 yards (21.8 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Ainias Smith has 15 catches, leading his team with 170 yards (42.5 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns this season.
  • Jalen Wydermyer has also added 13 receptions for 159 yards.
  • Demond Demas has collected 113 yards on four receptions with one touchdown, averaging 56.5 yards per game.

Mississippi State Players To Watch

  • This year, 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 run for a team-high 130 yards on 23 carries (32.5 yards per game) and one touchdown. He also has 174 receiving yards on 25 catches (43.5 yards per game) .
  • Jo’quavious Marks has run 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 hauled in 33 receptions for 304 yards, best on his team, and two touchdowns. He averages 76.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Austin Williams’ stat line this year shows 20 catches for 211 yards and one touchdown. He averages 52.8 receiving yards per game.
  • Jaden Walley has 175 receiving yards on 16 receptions, with three touchdowns, averaging 43.8 yards per game.

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