The Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers likely have differing opinions on how their seasons have gone so far. Ole Miss should be filled with plenty of excitement with head coach Lane Kiffin putting the Rebels on more of a national scale, while the Tigers have been largely a mess throughout this season on and off the field despite a big win over Florida last weekend.
Ole Miss is looking to finish Year 1 under Lane Kiffin with a record above .500, and it can do that with a victory against LSU on Saturday. The Rebels are at 4-4 and are definitely led by their play on offense, Kiffin’s specialty. Ole Miss is averaging 10.8 yards per pass attempts, which ranks third in all of college football, and the Rebels should find plenty of success throwing the ball against this LSU defense.
LSU heads into this game with a 4-5 record, coming off a huge victory over Florida as heavy underdogs. The Tigers went from being considered among the best teams ever last season to a pretty bad football team especially on defense this year. LSU ranks No. 124 out of 127 competing FBS teams in opponent yards per play, so the Tigers will surely have their work cut out for them on Saturday against this Ole Miss offense.
This will be LSU’s final game of the season, as the Tigers hilariously gave themselves a bowl ban for some mischievous activity despite having just a 4-5 record and teams opting out of bowl games just because of the grind of a season for everybody involved. Nothing to see here, NCAA.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Ole Miss vs. LSU on Saturday, December 19th at 3:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Ole Miss -2.5 vs. LSU
Point Total: 78
Money line: Ole Miss -127, LSU +105
- LSU is 4-1-1 against the spread in its last six games against Ole Miss and is 5-1 straight up in that span.
- LSU is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 games at home, while Ole Miss is 2-7 straight up in its last nine road games.
Ole Miss: (64% of handle, 47% percent of bets)
LSU: (36% of handle, 53% percent of bets)
The Best Bet
In the last game of the season, it’s much like bowl games. Motivation plays a huge factor. LSU got up for a game against Florida, but will it do the same against Ole Miss? I have my doubts. I think the Tigers just want to get this season over with and head into the offseason, while the Rebels still have a goal of finishing above .500, which would be a nice start for Kiffin.
Pick: Ole Miss -2.5
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