Alabama vs. Ole Miss Total Prediction
SEC foes square off in Oxford on Saturday night when the Ole Miss Rebels host the Alabama Crimson Tide at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will these two teams light up the scoreboard enough to cash the over?
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 15, 2018
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Crimson Tide are 21-point favorites to beat the Rebels. The total, meanwhile, sits at 71 points. As of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Crimson Tide.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama sophomore RB Najee Harris averaged a first down on his 13 carries and was credited with a broken tackle on every other run according to Pro Football Focus. Harris (6'2/23) ran all over Arkansas State totaling 135 yards and a touchdown in the 57-7 win. The Tide are loaded at running back as usual, but the sophomore back looks like one of the most talented backs in the country. With Damien Harris as the starter, Alabama faces a better opponent in Ole Miss next week. Expect Najee Harris to see around 10 touches again.
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss senior WR DaMarkus Lodge (concussion) is probable for Saturday's home showdown with Alabama. Lodge (6'2/199) missed this past weekend's defense-optional win over Southern Illinois due to his not having been cleared from concussion protocol. He initially sustained the head injury in Week 1, against Texas Tech. He finished with six catches for 96 yards in that contest. The senior wideout participated in practice on Tuesday, albeit while sporting a non-contact jersey. We'll continue to update his status as needed, but all signs at this point have him suiting up for this weekend's big showdown with the defending champions.
The over is 5-0 in the Crimson Tide’s last five games played in the month of September.
The over is 11-1 in the Rebels’ last 12 home games and 5-1 in their last six games played in September.
Even with the total sitting in the 70s this game should be a great ‘over’ play. Southern Illinois (yes, Southern Illinois), led Ole Miss 38-35 at halftime last week. The game was 49-41 Rebels entering the fourth quarter and finished 76-41 as Ole Miss returned an interception for a touchdown and a fumble returned for a touchdown in a matter of minutes in the fourth quarter. Alabama has the ability to score 50 points on its own against any opponent. Versus this Ole Miss defense, the Crimson Tide might score 70 on their own.
College Football Prediction: Alabama/Ole Miss over 71