Music City Bowl: Ole Miss vs Ga Tech
Mississippi will be looking to pick up a victory in Nashville on December 30 as they take on Georgia Tech in this year's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
The Music City Bowl has been historically an UNDER play, with 8 of the past 12 games going under the number.
And when Ole Miss gets to a bowl game, you can usually count on them to cover. They are 7-1-1 ATS past nine bowl games.
Georgia Tech meanwhile is 1-5 ATS in its past six bowl games and rides a 7-1 streak favoring the OVER in eight recent games in 2013. The line was bet down to -3 for the Rebels as of late Sunday at Bovada.
Backers of the Yellow Jackets have seen them go 7-5 and 5-6-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rebels are at 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 6-6, while the Yellow Jackets are 8-4.
The Yellow Jackets - Rebels odds would favor the Rebels if the lines were set according to power ranks. Georgia Tech is rated No. 64 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Rebels sit at No. 43. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 39-32 win for the Yellow Jackets.
Last time out for Mississippi, they were a 17-10 loser as they battled Mississippi State on the road. Mississippi failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rebels suffered a Week 14 loss against Mississippi State in their last game, falling 17-10 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. David Sims went over the 100-yard mark (100) in his team's latest effort, but Georgia still defeated Georgia Tech by a score of 41-34.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 22-ranked offense (36.58 PPG) against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 41 at 24.25 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 129 yards per game, less than the Rebels give up through the air (221.25 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Rebels own the league's No. 61-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 177 yards per game when on the road. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.