College football odds bettors have also grown to respect the Mississippi State Bulldogs as a potentially valuable commodity with the college football lines.
The #21 Mississippi State Bulldogs will host the #13 Arkansas Razorbacks with a telecast on ESPN that is set to start at 7 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Arkansas as a 3.5 point favorite. Both teams are bowl eligible for 2010.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have a college football gambling record of 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. Arkansas is coming off a 58-21 home payout over Texas El Paso for their 4th consecutive win.
The Hogs are 4-2 in Southeastern Conference action and are in 4th place in the West Division behind powerhouses Auburn, LSU, and Alabama. Arkansas is ranked 7th in the nation for total offense and 31st for defense.
The offense is led by quarterback Ryan Mallett who has completed 67% of his passes for 9.4 yards per attempt with a 24/8 touchdown/interception ratio. Knile Davis has 844 yards rushing with a 7.2 yards per carry average and 10 touchdowns.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a NCAA football wagering record of 7-3 straight up and 5-5 against the spread with 7 of their games going under the total. The Bulldogs are coming off a 30-10 loss at Alabama which snapped a 6 game winning streak. Mississippi State is 3-3 in SEC action.
The Bulldogs are a strong running team that ranks 18th in the nation for rushing yards as Vick Ballard leads the attack with 712 yards and a 6.4 yards per carry average with 13 touchdowns. Quarterback Chris Relf is second on the team with 502 yards rushing. The Bulldogs are a dangerous team that took #2 Auburn to the wire in a 17-14 week two loss.
Mississippi State has paid out in 8 of their last 11 as a home dog. The home team has beaten the college football odds in the last 8 meetings in this head to head series. The dog has paid out in 11 of the last 15 meetings in this series. The two teams have combined to go over the total in 4 of their last 5 matchups.