Betting on NCAA Football: LSU Favorite against Defenseless Ole Miss

Ole Miss Rebels vs. LSU Tigers

Following a 4-0 start and win at Auburn, Ed Orgeron’s critics are now silent.  While there was plenty of howling when LSU hired Orgeron there is currently grudging respect.  In fact, the Cajun is proving to be the perfect fit as head coach of the Bayou Bengals.  In turn Matt Luke is an alum and favorite son of Ole Miss.  And he took over the program under dire circumstances.  The Rebels have exceeded betting on NCAA Football expectations.  Conversely their defense is among the worst in the land.  What’s more Ole Miss lacks the depth of LSU.

Ole Miss Rebels vs. LSU Tigers

Date and Time: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 p.m. ET

Location:  Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:

Mississippi +12 (-110)59 (-110)
LSU-12 (-110)59 (-110)
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Ole Miss vs. LSU TV Coverage:  ESPN

Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss has a btting on NCAA Football record of 3-1 straight up and 2-2 against the spread.  The Rebels have split their four games on the totals board.  Fashion an impressive 38-17 home payout against Kent last week.  As a consequence of their NCAA probation Ole Miss does not have the incentive of a bowl berth at stake.  Yet they have still put together one of the better offenses in the country.  For example, the Rebels rank 14th in the country for total offense.  Additionally, Matt Luke’s team ranks 22nd for scoring offense.

LSU Tigers

LSU has an offshore bookmaker mark of 4-0 straight up and 2-2 against the line.  Further, the Tigers have split their four games with the over under odds.  Compared to previous years LSU’s 38-21 home payout over Louisiana Tech impressed.  As a consequence, it’s the type of game the Bayou Bengals used to struggle with.    Offense remains the problem that is never solved for LSU.  To illustrate they rank nationally 106th overall and 67th for scoring.  Counter to that is the usually strong defense that ranks 15th for points allowed.  But despite the metrics there has been modest offensive improvement.

Joe Burrow

Cause by the arrival of transfer Joe Burrow does LSU now have a competent quarterback.  At the onset Burrow’s numbers do not impress.  For that reason, Burrow brings intagibles to the table.  He has proven to be an excellent game manager with steady leadership skills.  Comparable to past Tiger quarterbacks he also brings confidence.

Stats to Consider

Another factor to consider is Ole Miss has lost just four of their last 14 vs. the line as road dogs.  Balanced against that is LSU’s 2-6 mark vs. the spread as home chalks.

Team vs. Team

LSU has had the recent advantage in this head to head series.  To show the Bayou Bengals have paid in three of their last four against the Rebels.  Four of the last five between these teams went under the total.  Furthermore, the Tigers have paid in their last two home games with Ole Miss.  Both of those games went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Ole Miss brings the ability for a classic Betting on NCAA Football

Backdoor cover.  Although they have no defense they do have enough offense to hang around here.

Ole Miss vs. LSU Betting on NCAA Football Picks

To conclude Ole Miss is a capable and contrarian pick.

Ole Miss vs. LSU Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss vs. LSU Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction:  Rebels 24, Tigers 30

Check out highlights of the Rebels win last week!

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