Louisville Cardinals vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs, TaxSlayer Bowl 2017, College Football Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Free Picks and Prediction

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Louisville vs Mississippi State, NCAA College Football Betting
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 30, 2017
Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: Noon ET, ESPN. LINE: Louisville -6.5.
Team/ Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
257-Louisville Cardinals -7 -112 -275 Ov 63 -110
258-Mississippi State Bulldogs +7 -108 +230 Un 63 -110
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The fans at EverBank Field will be treated to a game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Mississippi State Bulldogs when they take their seats on Saturday.

ABOUT LOUISVILLE (8-4, 4-4 ACC): While Jackson played the same critical role he usually does, the return of cornerback Jaire Alexander from injury sparked the Cardinals’ strong November, as the defense allowed an average of 233.3 yards and 16 points during the three-game winning streak (410.1 and 30.8 prior). Malik Williams (518 yards rushing, four touchdowns) and Reggie Bonnafon (446, seven) have combined for three 100-yard rushing performances, and Williams’ 180 yards on nine carries against Syracuse on Nov. 18 were the most by a Louisville running back since Bilal Powell had 209 against Cincinnati in 2010. Dez Fitzpatrick (45 catches for 699 yards) needs four more receptions and 99 receiving yards to set the school’s freshman records; he already holds the freshman mark with nine receiving scores.

ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE (8-4, 4-4 SEC): Aeris Williams became the Bulldogs’ first 1,000-yard rusher at running back since Josh Robinson in 2014; although the 217-pound junior is averaging a career-low 4.5 yards per carry, he has at least 19 rushing attempts in each of the last seven contests. Defensive end Montez Sweat was named to the all-conference team after posting a SEC-best 10 sacks and ranks fourth in the league with 12.5 tackles for loss. Sophomore defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons also landed on the All-SEC first team after posting 57 tackles and 11 tackles for loss, and the 6-4, 301-pound became the first Bulldog defender since 2009 to score two touchdowns in the same game, recovering a block punt in the end zone and returning a fumble 90 yards for a score on Sept. 9.

Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -5.5-point favorites versus the Bulldogs, while the game’s total opened at 63.

TAXSLAYER BOWL
1. Mississippi State will begin the post-Dan Mullen era in earnest on Dec. 30 when it meets Louisville in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. The 23rd-ranked Bulldogs went 69-46 under Mullen before he accepted a six-year deal worth $36 million to fill the head coaching vacancy at Florida on Nov. 26. Running backs and special teams coach Greg Knox will serve as the interim coach before former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead takes over the program in 2018.

2. Lamar Jackson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2017 after winning it as a sophomore, and his Cardinals will face a SEC opponent in a bowl game for a second straight year after getting routed 29-9 by LSU in the Citrus Bowl at the end of last season. The record-breaking junior quarterback is the only player in school history to rush for over 1,300 yards in consecutive seasons and has topped the century mark in six straight games. Jackson’s 411 yards of total offense per game is more than the average of 76 FBS teams.

3. In addition to being without Mullen, the Bulldogs lost starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald with a dislocated ankle early in their regular-season finale 31-28 loss to Ole Miss on Thanksgiving. The 6-5, 230-pound junior was within striking distance of becoming the first player in SEC history with multiple seasons of 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards. Freshman Keytaon Thompson amassed 316 total yards and two touchdowns in relief, although much of that production came after the Bulldogs fell into an 18-point hole after three quarters.

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In their last action, Mississippi State was a 31-28 loser at home against Rebels. They failed to cover the -14-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Louisville was a 44-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wildcats. They covered the -9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (61) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Louisville:
Team record: 8-4 SU,4-7-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.

Mississippi State:
Team record: 8-4 SU,7-5 ATS

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

PREDICTION: Louisville 41, Mississippi State 21 at bovada-logo-top-book.

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