Mississippi State football vs. Memphis Betting Odds, Point Spread, How to Bet

Mixed expectations surround Mississippi State football as it prepares to open perhaps the toughest schedule of the 2022 season against the Memphis Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on Sept. 3.

The Bulldogs enter the matchup as heavy favorites with a -16.5 point spread, according to SI Sportsbook on Aug. 26. The plus/minus is 57 points, with the money line at MSU at -752 and at +450 for Memphis.

If you’re looking to place an ante, here’s what you need to know.

The thin one: MSU enters the season with one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC in junior quarterback Will Rogers and progressively clicked on offense in the second half of the season while maintaining a solid defense throughout most of 2021. While missed passes were an issue all camp that seems to be on track to remedy itself through continued offseason work, between that and the rusty start the Bulldogs had last year it would be easy to see why one I’d be wary of expecting the team to win by more than two touchdowns to cover the spread. State put together one of its biggest comebacks in school history against Louisiana Tech of all opponents early in the season last year, winning 35-34 after trailing 31-14 entering the fourth quarter of that game. Looking at last season’s matchup against Memphis in particular, the Bulldogs were victims of some egregious officiating errors that had a significant impact on the game’s losing score of 31-29, but they also couldn’t play a complete enough game in their own right in what was projected to be an easy win.

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