BBVA Compass Bowl Odds

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (The Spread) – The 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl takes place on Saturday afternoon with Ole Miss and Pittsburgh meeting at 1PM ET from Legion Field.

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Ole Miss is 6-6 overall and 9-3 against the spread while Pitt is 6-6 overall and 7-4-1 against the spread. Both teams have hit the under 6 times during the season. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends are strong for both teams in this game. Pitt is 4-0 against the spread in its last 4 non-conference games and 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games following a cover. Ole Miss is 3-0-1 ATS in its last 4 games at a neutral site and 14-4 ATS in its last 18 non-conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Ole Miss is the favorite in this game, as the Rebels have odds of -3.5 points against Pitt. The over/under total has been set at 53.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Ole Miss favored by 2 points. The spread was never lower than that and it slowly hits its peak of the Rebels -3.5.

Ole Miss ended its season with a 41-24 win over Mississippi State to get bowl eligible. The Rebels had lost three-straight prior to that win and went just 3-5 in SEC play this season. Ole Miss averaged 30.9 points per game on offense this season while allowing just 28.5 points per game on defense. The Rebels have been led this season by quarterback Bo Wallace, who has thrown fro 2,843 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Pitt won its last two games in impressive fashion to get bowl eligible. The Panthers beat Rutgers and South Florida by a combined score of 54-9. Pitt only went 3-4 in Big East play, but had three of their last four losses come by a combined 11 points, including a triple overtime loss to Notre Dame. Pitt averaged 27.4 points per game on offense this season while the Panthers allowed 19.7 points per game on defense. Pitt has been led by quarterback Tino Sunseri, who has thrown for 3,103 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Ole Miss tight end Jamal Mosley is doubtful to play due to academics while offensive lineman Darone Bailey is questionable with a knee injury. Pittsburgh has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Ole Miss. The Rebels are getting 58% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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