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    On Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-3) will host the Western Michigan Broncos (2-3).

    The Bulldogs are expected to win by at least two TDs (currently -20.5) against the Broncos. The over/under for this matchup is 55.5 points.

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    Game Info for Mississippi State vs. Western Michigan

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: SEC Network
    • Location: Starkville, Mississippi
    • Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
    Mississippi State vs Western Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Mississippi State -20.5 -112 -108 55.5 -110 -110 -1563 +854

    Mississippi State Pick Insights

    • Mississippi State is 1-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Mississippi State is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 20.5-point favorites.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Mississippi State’s five games with a set total.

    Mississippi State Stats & Insights

    • Mississippi State is totaling 362.6 yards per game on offense (89th in the FBS), and rank 88th on defense, yielding 391.6 yards allowed per game.
    • Mississippi State is totaling 28 points per game on offense (74th in the FBS), and ranks 101st on the other side of the ball with 29.8 points allowed per game.
    • Mississippi State is putting up 218 passing yards per game offensively this year (90th in the FBS), and is giving up 256.8 passing yards per game (106th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Mississippi State is totaling 144.6 rushing yards per game offensively this year (83rd in the FBS), and is surrendering 134.8 rushing yards per game (63rd) on defense.
    • Mississippi State has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this year, ranking 25th-worst with a 33.9% third-down percentage. Defensively, the Bulldogs rank 83rd in the FBS (40.6% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Mississippi State has forced seven total turnovers (54th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (49th in the FBS) for +1a turnover margin of +1, 47th-ranked in college football.

    Mississippi State’s Best Players

    • Will Rogers has thrown for 1,086 yards (217.2 ypg) to lead Mississippi State, completing 59.7% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Jo’Quavious Marks has carried the ball 72 times for a team-high 420 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times as a runner. He’s also tacked on 15 catches for 112 yards (22.4 per game).
    • Michael Wright has been handed the ball 13 times this year and racked up 114 yards (22.8 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Lideatrick Griffin’s 409 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 30 times and has collected 25 receptions and three touchdowns.
    • Justin Robinson has caught 12 passes for 144 yards (28.8 yards per game) this year.
    • Zavion Thomas has been the target of 19 passes and racked up nine receptions for 116 yards, an average of 23.2 yards per contest.
    • Jett Johnson, who leads the team in tackles and sacks, has amassed four sacks, five TFL, 42 tackles, and two interceptions.

    Western Michigan Betting Insights

    • Western Michigan is 3-2-0 ATS this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 20.5-point underdogs this season, the Broncos are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Three of Western Michigan’s five games with a set total have hit the over (60%).

    Western Michigan Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Western Michigan is accumulating 384 total yards per contest (77th-ranked). It ranks 105th in the FBS on defense (405 total yards given up per game).
    • Western Michigan’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, allowing 35.8 points per game, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 93rd with 25 points per contest.
    • Western Michigan is compiling 200.8 passing yards per contest on offense this season (98th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 250 passing yards per game (100th-ranked) on defense.
    • From an offensive perspective, Western Michigan is putting up 183.2 rushing yards per game (42nd-ranked). It ranks 91st in the FBS defensively (155 rushing yards given up per game).
    • With a 40% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Western Michigan ranks 71st in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 80th, giving up a 40.3% third-down rate.
    • Western Michigan has recorded seven forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) and committed seven turnovers (67th in the FBS) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 67th in the FBS.

    Western Michigan’s Best Players

    • Treyson Bourguet has compiled 676 yards (135.2 per game) while completing 54.8% of his passes and tossing four touchdown passes with one interception this season. He’s also rushed for 53 yards .
    • Jalen Buckley is his team’s leading rusher with 94 carries for 551 yards, or 110.2 per game. He’s found the end zone five times on the ground, as well.
    • Zahir Abdus-Salaam has racked up 202 yards (on 53 attempts) with three touchdowns.
    • Anthony Sambucci has registered 11 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 207 (41.4 yards per game). He’s been targeted 20 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Kenneth Womack has 18 receptions (on 29 targets) for a total of 202 yards (40.4 yards per game) this year.
    • Blake Bosma’s 11 targets have resulted in six receptions for 155 yards.
    • Mason Nelson leads the team with three sacks, and also has four TFL and nine tackles.
    • Tate Hallock has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 34 tackles, one TFL, and two interceptions so far.

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