Free Week 2 Prediction: Tigers vs Bulldogs Odds
Week 2 College football betting sees the LSU Tigers taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, September 12 at Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
LSU Tigers (0-0) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0)
Date:Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 9:15 PM
Venue: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi
NCAA Football Spread: LSU -4
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
The LSU Tigers are well rested as they open up conference play in Week 2 when the travel to Starkville to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
LSU had their opening game washed away as bad storms and strong lightning hit Baton Rouge Saturday night.
Instead of opening up at home with a solid tuneup at home against McNeese State, the #14 ranked Tigers will have to open up against Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott.
Mississippi State upset the Tigers in Baton Rouge last season so LSU will be playing with a bit of a chip on their shoulder seeking some revenge.
LSU can’t say they haven’t taken the field yet in 2015. The Tigers and McNeese State played all of 5 minutes before lightning over took Baton Rouge and eventually canceled the game.
The game getting called hurt the Tigers in more ways than 1 as they were hoping to settle some position debates prior to opening conference play on the road.
Instead QB Brandon Harris will make his debut in a much tougher environment here in Week 2. Harris won the starting job from Anthony Jennings, who was majority starter in 2014, this past spring.
Harris showcased some talents last year, especially against this Bulldogs team which gives Tigers’ fans a lot of hope coming into this tough opener. Harris threw for 140 yards on 6 of 9 passing with a pair of touchdowns.
Harris also threw for 5 touchdowns following that loss against New Mexico State the following week to really make himself stand out.
With Harris still looking to get more experience, RB Leonard Fournette will get a majority of the work load.
The Bulldogs lost a lot of talent in the offseason. A team that sat at the #1 spot late in the 2014 season opened the 2015 season left out of the AP Top 25.
The reason for hope sits at QB where Dak Prescott resides. Prescott has the potential to a Heisman Trophy finalist, but will need some support if the Bulldogs hope to compete in 2015.
Prescott started off his Heisman campaign in a big way in Week 1 as he totaled 309 yards with 3 touchdowns. Prescott passed for 2 of those and rushed for 1.
Dak Prescott will look for a repeat performance of 2014 against LSU as he finished with 373 yards total and three touchdowns. The win gave Mississippi State their first win in Baton Rouge in 23 years.
Defense will be a major key for the Bulldogs going forward as they lost a lot of key starters on a team that allowed only 22.2 points a game in conference play.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Tigers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Bulldogs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 conference games.
- Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
- Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
Mississippi State enters Week 2 after getting the surrounding cast of Dak Prescott much more experience. However, will still a lot of work to do, things will be extremely tough on them here. LSU is a much more complete, all around team that should cause the Bulldogs a lot of fits.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: LSU ATS
RB Leonard Fournette should have a field day with this thin and unexperienced Bulldogs defense as the Tigers roll over and get a bit of revenge here.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: LSU 34- Mississippi State 17
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