Ole Miss vs. LSU Total Prediction
The LSU Tigers will look to keep their unbeaten streak alive on Saturday night when they welcome the Ole Miss Rebels to Baton Rouge. Given the Rebels’ struggles defensively, is the betting total set too low?
9:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 29, 2018
Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Tigers are 10.5-point favorites to beat the Rebels. The total, meanwhile, sits at 59.5 points. As of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Tigers.
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss senior QB Jordan Ta'amu completed 28-of-38 passes for 442 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Saturday's 38-17 win over Kent State. Ta'amu had a bounce-back game after struggling against Alabama's elite defense last week. His first touchdown against Kent State went to Scottie Phillips for 38 yards and his second was a 41-yarder to D.K. Metcalf who snagged it with one hand. Ta'amu has now thrown for 300-or-more yards in every game but last week's outing and has great chemistry with his trio of play-making wideouts. They will look to prove themselves on the road against No. 6 LSU next week.
LSU junior T Badara Traore (undisclosed) reportedly wore a gold non-contact jersey for the Tigers' practice Wednesday. It's unknown how serious Traore's undisclosed injury is, and whether or not it will impact his status for Saturday's game against Ole Miss. This news comes on the same day that Adrian Magee, the team's starting left tackle, practiced for the first time since he suffered a leg injury in LSU's season-opening win over Miami.
The under is 15-5 in the Gamecocks’ last 20 conference games.
The over is 5-2 in the Wildcats’ last seven home games.
Last week was the first time all season that Ole Miss didn’t surrender at least 27 points to an opponent. But who was that opponent? Kent State. The Rebels should get back to hemorrhaging points Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. Joe Burrow has put together some wins for LSU but he has yet to put together a full game where he didn’t have head-scratching moments. I believe that game will come Saturday night against this Ole Miss defense. The reason this total isn’t higher is because of LSU’s defense but Jordan Ta’amu should be able to move the ball enough to help push this score over the total.
College Football Prediction: Ole Miss/LSU over 59.5