LSU vs. Ole Miss Spread Prediction
Despite their issues defensively, will the Ole Miss Rebels hang with the LSU Tigers at 9:00 p.m. ET when the SEC rivals square off in Baton Rouge? The Tigers opened as two-touchdown favorites but the line was bet down a full four points.
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-point favorites to beat the Rebels. The total, meanwhile, sits at 60 points. As of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Tigers.
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss junior WR A.J. Brown is dealing with a minor ankle injury and is probable to play against LSU. Brown also had issues with his hamstring this summer, but it wasn't a big concern then and it isn't now. Barring something unforeseen, the star wideout will be a go in one of his toughest match-ups of the season against the tough LSU secondary.
LSU junior RT Adrian Magee, who hasn't played since the team's season opener against Miami, is set to make his return Saturday against Ole Miss. Magee participated in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, and there have been no reported setbacks. That's good news for LSU, which could be without its starting left tackle as Saahdiq Charles is considered to be questionable with an undisclosed injury. LSU HC Ed Orgeron said Thursday that Magee is capable of shifting over to left tackle if needed, and Badara Traore is another possibility should LSU need to make a change.
The Rebels are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played in the month of September.
The Tigers are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven conference games and are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games overall.
I still can’t buy into LSU. I know the Tigers pulled off impressive wins against Miami and Auburn already but I still feel as if they’re overvalued. LSU’s banged up along the offensive line and it showed a lack of a pass rush last week versus Louisiana Tech, which hung 330 passing yards and three touchdowns on the Tigers. Granted, Ole Miss couldn’t stop a nosebleed at the moment and trusting the Rebels defense is a huge leap of faith. But I’ll take the points because I think LSU is due for a slip.
College Football Prediction: Ole Miss Rebels +10