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Rebels vs Aggies Betting Preview

Texas A&M Aggies Mississippi Rebels

Ole Miss is looking to bounce back from consecutive losses, when the Rebels host Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday in Oxford, Miss.

A&M opened as a 4-point favorite, but the line was already up to -6.5 at 5Dimes early in the week.

Manziel is averaging more than 360 yards passing per game for an Aggie offense that is putting up 49.2 points per game. Ole Miss hasn’t shown the ability to keep up in its last two games. The Rebels were shut out by Alabama and then were hurt by two turnovers in last week’s loss to Auburn.

Texas A&M won last season’s meeting, 30-27, in Oxford.

Ole Miss is just 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games as a home underdog.

View Texas A&M Aggies vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 4 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors saw the total around 75 at BetOnline as of midweek.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rebels rated this week at No. 48 and the Aggies sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 48-32 result in favor of the Aggies this week.

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Last time out for Texas A&M, they were a 45-33 winner as they battled Arkansas on the road. Texas A&M failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite, while 78 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Mike Evans did much of the damage, producing 116 receiving yards as Texas A&M beat the Razorbacks 45-33 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. In Mississippi's last outing, Bo Wallace threw for 336 yards in a losing cause against the Tigers, 30-22 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 27.2 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 87 this week at 30.8 PPG. The Rebels aerial game is averaging 243.8 yards per game, less than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 262 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 82-rated road run defense, allowing 196.5 yards per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

A few Aggies at Rebels trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Texas A&M is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas A&M's last 5 games
Mississippi is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Mississippi is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi's last 9 games

Next up:
Texas A&M at Auburn, Saturday, October 19th
Mississippi at LSU, Saturday, October 19th