The Mississippi State Bulldogs hope to put a stamp on their successful season with a fantastic victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2019’s first college football bowl game. Will the Bulldogs break down the Hawkeyes’ defense, or will Iowa surprise in the 2019 Outback Bowl?
Mississippi State vs Iowa 2019 Outback Bowl Odds & Preview
- When: Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 12:00 pm ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- TV: ESPN 2
- Radio: Mississippi State / Iowa
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ATS Odds: Mississippi State -7 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 42.5 (-110)
- Clear: 25°C/77°F
- Humidity: 74%
- Precipitation: 2%
- Wind: 5 mph S
- Cloud Cover: 17%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why #18 Mississippi State Bulldogs are a good bet -7?
Mississippi State averages 29 points per game, but the reason they built an 8-4 regular season record is because of their amazing defense. The Bulldogs only give up 12 points per from 268.4 total yards per.
Mississippi State held some great SEC teams like LSU and Texas A&M to under 14 points. Alabama could only score 24 while Auburn was good for 9. The Bulldogs should have no trouble containing Iowa’s offense.
- Average Score For: 29.1
- Total Yards: 402
- Pass Yards: 175.6
- Rush Yards: 226.4
- Average Score Against: 12
- Total Yards: 268.4
- Pass Yards: 164.2
- Rush Yards: 104.2
Why Iowa Hawkeyes are a good bet +7?
Iowa really turned it on in their last couple of regular season games. The Hawkeyes had every right to fold after Northwestern beat them 14-10 to knock them out of the Big Ten Championship.
Instead of folding, the Hawkeyes took their frustrations out on Illinois in a smashing 63-0 victory. Then, in their final game of the season, Iowa beat Nebraska 31-28. The Bulldogs won’t intimidate Iowa on Jan. 1.
- Average Score For: 31.5
- Total Yards: 389.7
- Pass Yards: 227.7
- Rush Yards: 162
- Average Score Against: 17.4
- Total Yards: 290.8
- Pass Yards: 186.8
- Rush Yards: 104.1
2019 Outback Bowl Trends for Mississippi State vs Iowa
- Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Iowa is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa’s last 5 games
- Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Mississippi State’s last 9 games
Mississippi State vs Iowa Final 2019 Outback Bowl Analysis:
Iowa’s a decent football team, but they’re not on the same level as the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Not only does Mississippi State take a shorter flight to Florida, but the Bulldogs are ecstatic to be playing on New Year’s Day.
Mississippi State’s got the best defense in college football. Their quarterback, Nick Fitzgerald, is also very good. Iowa didn’t play a team that plays close to the aggressiveness they’re gong to see on Tuesday. Bulldogs easily handle the Hawkeyes in the 2019 Outback Bowl.
2019 Outback Bowl Pick: Mississippi State -7