Arkansas at Mississippi State odds, picks and predictions

The Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2) limp into Starkville to battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-1) Saturday at noon ET. (SEC Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Arkansas vs. Mississippi State odds, and make our expert college football picks and predictions.

Arkansas comes into this game after a botched kick loss against Texas A&M 2 weeks ago followed up by a 49-26 dismantling at the hands of Alabama last Saturday. While QB K.J. Jefferson is playing great, the defensive injuries and lack of other weapons on offense have led to the recent slide for Arkansas. LB Drew Sanders has been a man on a mission since transferring to Arkansas from Alabama, but the defense still has a long way to go before they are up to the standards needed to compete in the SEC West.

Mississippi State rolls into this game after a 42-24 win against the same Texas A&M team which Arkansas lost to 23-21.

Coach Mike Leach and QB Will Rogers have the Bulldogs offense rolling and this will continue in this game against the Razorbacks. Look for this game to be high scoring on both sides of the ball.

Mississippi State is No. 23 in the AFCA Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports.

Stream select live college football games and full replays: Get ESPN+

Arkansas at Mississippi State odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Thursday at 11:43 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Arkansas +265 (bet $100 to win $265) | Mississippi State -350 (bet $350 to win $100)

  • Against the spread (ATS): Arkansas +9.5 (-108) | Mississippi State -9.5 (-112)

  • Over/Under (O/U): 58.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)

Claim your risk-free bet up to $350. Catch the excitement and start betting with Tipico Sportsbook! New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see for Terms and Conditions. Bet now!

Arkansas at Mississippi State and predictions


Mississippi State 41, Arkansas 37



The moneyline is too high to make a wager on this game.

Against the spread

I lean toward underdog Arkansas +9.5 (-108).

The Bulldogs can score. But they score quickly. So can Arkansas. On top of this, we do not know how good the defense of Mississippi State is. They did just give up 24 to a dreadful Texas A&M offense. This leads you to think the Arkansas offense, which was able to put up 26 on Alabama, can score with them. I would love to see Arkansas win this game, but I will play it safe with the points.


Bet the OVER 58.5 (-120).

Both teams can score. Both teams will score. Of this I am certain. Both defenses leave a lot to be desired. When neither defense is good, take the over. This is my favorite play in the game.

Play our free daily Pick’em Challenge and win! Play now!

Want action on this game or any other NCAA football matchup? Bet legally online with a trusted partner: Tipico Sportsbook, SportsbookWire’s official sportsbook partner in CO and NJ. Bet now!

If you’re looking for more sports betting picks and tips, access all of our content at and BetFTW, or try out our USA TODAY Parlay Calculator. Please gamble responsibly.

Follow Dominick Petrillo on Twitter. Follow SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

College sports coverage from USA TODAY Sports Media Group:

Alabama / Arkansas / Auburn / Clemson / Colorado / Florida / Georgia / Iowa / LSU / Michigan / Michigan State / Nebraska / North Carolina / Notre Dame / Ohio State / Oklahoma / Oregon / Penn State / Rutgers / Tennessee / Texas / Texas A&M / USC / Wisconsin / College Football News


[lawrence-auto-related count=3 category=1622]


Story originally appeared on SportsBook Wire