2012 ESPN College Football Week 5 Odds & Spread: Ole Miss vs. Alabama Print
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Friday, 28 September 2012 09:30
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Ole Miss vs. Alabama Odds

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (The Spread) – No. 1 Alabama looks to keep up its dominant season on Saturday when it hosts Ole Miss in SEC action at 9:15PM ET on ESPN.

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Alabama is 4-0 overall, 3-0 at home and 1-0 in the SEC. Ole Miss is 3-1 overall, 1-0 on the road and playing in its first conference game. The Rebels are 3-1 against the spread this year while the Tide are 2-2 ATS. Alabama has won eight straight in this series.

Trends show that the Ole Miss is actually 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 games in this series and the road team has covered in the last 4 games in this series. The two teams have combined to hit the under in 4 of the last 5 meetings in Alabama.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Alabama is a clear favorite at home, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -30 points against Ole Miss. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Alabama as a 32-point favorite. The spread never got higher than that, and went as low as 29.5 points before closing at Alabama -30.

Alabama is off to its 4-0 start and it is continuing to use a dominant defense. The Tide rank second nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 5.3 points per game. Offensively, Alabama isn’t fairing too bad either, averaging 42 points per game behind a rushing attack that is posting 204 yards per game. T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy have combined for 486 rushing yards and 6 TDs this season.

Ole Miss is coming off a 39-0 win over Tulane last week, but the Rebels are still giving up 25.8 points per game on defense. The key to the season has been the offense, which is scoring 36.8 points per game thanks to a strong rushing presence. The Rebels are 11th in the country in rushing right now at 259.8 yards per game. Jeff Scott is leading the way with 268 yards on 31 carries (8.6 ypc) and three touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Ole Miss defensive tackle Urijah Grant is questionable with a hand injury while receiver Korvic Neat is doubtful with a groin injury. Alabama nose guard Brandon Ivory is doubtful with an ankle injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Alabama. The Crimson Tide are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -30 points at home against Ole Miss on Saturday.

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