|College Football Betting Odds: Ole Miss wins set at 7.5 for 2014|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:00|
Ole Miss Season Win Total Odds
OXFORD, MS (TheSpread) – Ole Miss is a team seemingly on the brink of being one of the best in the country. Will the Rebels make that jump to the next level this season?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the over/under win total odds for Ole Miss has been set at 7.5 this season. The over has odds of -175 to take place, while the under is listed at +145.
Ole Miss is coming off an 8-5 season in 2013 where it went just 3-5 in the SEC. Hugh Freeze enters his third year with the program after compiling a 15-11 record in his first two years.
The Rebels ranked just ninth offensively in the SEC last year at 30 points per game, but posted 473.3 yards per game. If Ole Miss is going to take the next step, it will be up to senior quarterback Bo Wallace. Wallace threw for 3,346 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013, but also was turnover prone. Wallace will have some skill-position players returning to work with, but the offensive line has just two starters back.
Defensively, Ole Miss allowed just 23.7 points and 370.5 yards per game. That unit has nine starters back this year, including six starters in the back seven. Leading that group is senior safety Cody Prewitt, who intercepted six passes in 2013, which earned him All-American honors. On the front line Robert Nkemdiche is back for his sophomore season in the middle. His raw talent can’t be measured, but if Ole Miss is going to break through, he will be a big reason why.
Ole Miss will get an interesting test right off the bat, meeting Boise State in Atlanta to open the season. The Rebels should be able to go unbeaten in non-conference play if they beat the Broncos. From there, SEC play features home games with Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn and Mississippi State. They will hit the road to face, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, LSU and Arkansas. Ole Miss will get Bama at home, but that will still be tough to win. The Rebels will also struggle on the road at LSU, but every other game can be theirs for the taking. Essentially, if Ole Miss doesn’t get to eight wins, then Freeze may not be the man to lead this program.