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LSU visit Ole Miss in Week 8 betting

LSU TigersMississippi Rebels

Louisiana State has won two straight after its tough loss to Georgia, and is back up to No. 6 in the AP poll. The 6-1 Tigers, after beating Florida in Baton Rouge last Saturday, head back out on the SEC road for a border battle with 3-3 Ole Miss Saturday night in Oxford (7 pm ET, ESPN).

LSU sits a half-game behind Alabama in the SEC West, with their showdown looming three weeks  away.

Mississippi, meanwhile, after a 3-0 start to this season, has lost three straight, falling to Texas A&M last Saturday 41-38.

As of early this week the Tigers were favored by seven points over the Rebs, who led in the fourth quarter at LSU last year before succumbing.

They will face the 6-1 Tigers, who own a 4-2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rebels are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 6-1 favoring the OVER.

View LSU Tigers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Rebels as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was 59 in early betting at BetOnline.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Rebels at No. 62 and the Tigers at No. 11 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 46-29 result in favor of the Tigers.

LSU won its last outing, a 17-6 result against Florida on October 12. LSU covered in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 23 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Mississippi's aerial attack generated 301 yards but it was the Aggies coming away with a 41-38 victory over Mississippi at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 71-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 34 this week at 22 PPG. The Rebels aerial game is averaging 258 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 196.29 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 71-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 175.33 yards per game when on the road. Mississippi, on the other hand, rates No. 52 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Tigers at Rebels trends to consider:
LSU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LSU's last 10 games
LSU is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
LSU is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Mississippi is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Mississippi's last 5 games
Mississippi is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Mississippi is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
LSU at Furman, Saturday, October 26th
Mississippi at Idaho, Saturday, October 26th