The Northwestern Wildcats and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will both be gunning for a victory on January 1 when they meet at EverBank Field in the Gator Bowl.
Oddsmakers currently have the Bulldogs listed as 2½-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game's total is sitting at 52.
Northwestern was a 50-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They covered the 19-point spread as favorites, while the total score (64) made winners of OVER bettors.
Mississippi State lost its last outing, a 41-24 result against Mississippi on November 24. Mississippi State failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Northwestern: 9-3 SU, 11-1 ATS
Mississippi State: 8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Northwestern is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games
Mississippi State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Mississippi State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Mississippi State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games