Mississippi Rebels vs LSU Tigers Odds
LSU, 8-2 and still in position for a BCS bowl berth, will try to avoid stumbling again when it hosts 5-5 Mississippi Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, CBS).
In the early betting the Tigers were favored by 19 points over the Rebs, who need one more win to become bowl-eligible.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Tigers as 20-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 5 and the Rebels sitting at No. 65. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 40-28 result in favor of the Tigers this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 54-ranked offense (30.2 PPG) against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 65 at 27.7 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 198.8 yards per game, less than the Rebels give up through the air (242.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Rebels feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 113.8 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.
Mississippi lost its last outing, a 27-26 result against Vanderbilt on November 10. Mississippi failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 53 combined points took the game OVER the total. Bo Wallace's 403-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Vanderbilt earned a 27-26 win over Mississippi on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
LSU won its last outing, a 37-17 result against Mississippi State on November 10. LSU covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite, while the 54 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last gridiron battle, Jarvis Landry did much of the damage, producing 109 receiving yards as LSU beat the Bulldogs 37-17 at Tiger Stadium.
Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Rebels at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games when playing LSU
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi's last 7 games
Mississippi is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
LSU is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
LSU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
LSU is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Mississippi
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games when playing Mississippi
Mississippi home to Mississippi State, Saturday, November 24
LSU at Arkansas, Saturday, November 24