Here is dissection of the key metrics used by sports betting experts in football handicapping in the contest between Kentucky vs. Miss State. The offshore betting line is Mississippi State (-10.5) and 56.5. The game is televised on ESPN and online at ESPN3.com. The team that is better running the ball according to rushing yards per attempt is Mississippi State by .4. Passing yards per completion says the more productive passing squad is Miss State by 2.0. Betting specialists employ yards per point, a number that on the offensive side of the ball favors the Bulldogs 2.3.
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Now it’s time to focus on the numbers that the betting counselors cherish from a defensive standpoint. Yards per rush says the tougher defense is Miss State by .7. In juxtaposing yards per reception statistics, the margin on defense puts the positive checkmark in the column of Mississippi State by 1.9. The often overlooked yards per point defensive advantage is possessed by Miss State forcing .9 more. The net turnover ratio edge belongs to the Bulldogs by .3.
Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.