Missouri hits field against Ole Miss

Win out and the Missouri Tigers may find themselves in the BCS Championship Game. But it’s not an easy road ahead, starting with Saturday’s game Ole Miss.

The Tigers began the week as 3-point road favorites. Coach Gary Pinkel’s team has bounced back from a heart-breaking overtime loss to South Carolina with convincing wins over Tennessee and Kentucky.

The Tigers are coming off a bye.

Ole Miss smashed Troy, 51-21, last week, the Rebels’ fourth straight win. The Rebels have covered the spread in their last three games as home underdogs, including pulling off a 27-24 straight-up upset over LSU in October.

These teams have only met twice in the past few decades and the Tigers won and covered each time against Ole Miss.

The Rebels sport a record of 7-3 and 6-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Tigers sit at 9-1 and 9-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 6-4 for the Rebels and 6-4 for the Tigers.

View Missouri Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as 2-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. The total was 57 early in the week at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rebels rated this week at No. 22 and the Tigers sitting at No. 19. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 37-27 result in favor of the Tigers this week.

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Mississippi cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 51-21 score against Troy at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 34.5 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 20 this week at 20.2 PPG. The Rebels aerial game is averaging 297.4 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 273.9 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 131.5 yards per game. Mississippi, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.

A few Tigers at Rebels trends to consider:
Missouri is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Missouri is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Missouri's last 13 games
Missouri is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Mississippi is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games
Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Missouri home to Texas A&M, Saturday, November 30th
Mississippi at Mississippi State, Thursday, November 28th

 

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