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Alabama at Mississippi Odds and Predictions on Week 3

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi Rebels Predictions for Week 3
  • by Andrew Scofield
  • September 15th, 2016
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored on Saturday at sports betting sites as they visit the Mississippi Rebels in a game that can be seen on CBS. The Crimson Tide are the top-ranked team in the country while the Rebels are ranked 19th. This will not be a game that Alabama takes lightly as they have lost in each of the past two seasons to Ole Miss. Let’s look at this SEC matchup and college football picks.

College Football Odds at the Best Online Sportsbooks

Alabama -10, total 54.5

The Crimson Tide have rolled over their first two opponents this season, routing USC and Western Kentucky while Ole Miss is 1-1 with a win against Wofford and a loss to Florida State. The Crimson Tide are 2-0 ATS this season while the Rebels are 0-2.

Alabama is being led on offense by freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts who is getting better each week. He threw for nearly 300 yards last week in the win over Western Kentucky. The Crimson Tide are scoring 45 points per game and allowing just 8 per contest.

The Rebels bounced back last week with a win over Wofford as quarterback Chad Kelly finally got in track. He will need a huge effort on Saturday if the Rebels are to stay in this game. Ole Miss is scoring 36 points per game and allowing 29 per contest.

Revenge Angle Overblown

The Crimson Tide have lost in each of the last two years to Ole Miss but many of the current Alabama players were not even on the team for those games. Head coach Nick Saban and his players have downplayed the revenge talk this week. ”I feel like we put too much pressure, too much emphasis on revenge and all that stuff, so we are definitely not focusing on anything like that this year,” Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen said, ”We are just focusing on playing well.”

The Rebels have some talented players but there is no doubt Alabama gave the games away the past two years. That may not happen this time around and Ole Miss is fighting history as no Nick Saban team has ever lost to an opponent three straight times.

Game Trends

The Crimson Tide are 2-5 against the spread at top sportsbooks in their last 7 meetings at Mississippi. The Crimson Tide are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Rebels are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

The Under is 4-1 at sports betting sites offering the best online sportsbook bonus in the Crimson Tide’s last 5 conference games. The Under is 6-1 in the Rebels last 7 home games. The Under is 18-5 in the Rebels last 23 conference games. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in this series.

College Football Picks

I am going against the trends in this game and laying the points at the best betting sites and taking Alabama.