|ESPN2 College Football Week 7 Odds: Ole Miss vs. Alabama|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 16 October 2010 18:30|
Ole Miss vs. Alabama Odds
After losing its first game in two seasons, No. 8 Alabama looks to bounce back on Saturday when the Crimson Tide hosts Mississippi at 9PM ET.
Alabama is 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in the SEC while Ole Miss is 3-2 on the year and 1-1 in conference play. Alabama has won six-straight games in this series.
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have made Alabama a 20.5-point favorite at home against Ole Miss. The over/under has been set at 55.
The opening odds in this game had Alabama favored by 20.5 points as they are now. The spread had grown to 22 points at one point. The over/under has maintained at 55 since it opened.
Alabama is coming off a 35-21 loss to South Carolina on the road last week. Alabama out-gained the Gamecocks 351-311 in the loss but still gave up big plays in the passing game. On the year Alabama is averaging 445.2 yards per game on offense while only giving up 295.5 yards per game on defense. Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram have combined for over 830 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns while Greg McElroy has thrown for 1,298 yards and nine touchdowns.
Ole Miss is 3-2 this season with both losses coming at home. The Rebels are posting 423.4 yards per game on offense, including 232 rushing yards per game. On defense, Ole Miss is allowing 362.2 yards per game. Jeremiah Masoli has thrown for 823 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Brandon Bolden has added 518 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
Trends favor Ole Miss in this game as the Rebels are 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings with Alabama and 7-0 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog. Alabama is just 1-8 ATS in their last nine games after a straight up loss.
Alabama linebacker Chris Jordan is questionable for Saturday’s game with a hamstring injury while Ole Miss offensive lineman A.J. Hawkins doubtful with a shoulder injury. Lineman Josh Tatum is questionable with an ankle injury as well.
Nearly 5,000 public bets have been made on this game with Alabama earning 75% of the wagers at -20.5 against Ole Miss.
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