LSU Tigers Massive Betting Favorites over the Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss Rebels at LSU Tigers Latest Odds and Expert Predictions
  • by Andrew Scofield
  • September 28th, 2018
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Sport betting app sites are favoring the LSU Tigers by 11.5 points over the Ole Miss Rebels. This will be the 107th edition of the Magnolia Bowl. LSU has won six of the last eight encounters. Including the last two by a combined margin of 16.5 points. It will not be much different this year. Especially if you ask the best online sportsbooks. And The Advocate’s writers agree. “Ed Orgeron has said the coaching staff wants the offense to be more explosive,” Brooks Kubena says. “Well, Ole Miss is the team to explode against,” noting that while LSU is no Crimson Tide, the Tigers’ new and improved ground attack can do a lot of damages to the Rebels.

Sheldom Mickles also brought up the Tide. “The last time it faced a top-five team, Ole Miss was hammered by No. 1 Alabama and lost by 55 points. This one won’t be nearly as painful” but it will not be pain-free. Perhaps it isn’t such a good idea to name-drop Alabama. Everyone suffers by the comparison.

Betting Ole Miss

Starting QB Jordan Ta’amu has thrown for 1,359 yards and 10 TDS. Wide receiver AJ Brown has three TDs on 26 catches. Fellow pass-catcher DK Metcalf has four TDs on 18 receptions.

The Rebels’ secondary is practically non-existent. The Ole Miss defense allows more than 500 total yards per game – more than 300 passing and almost 200 rushing. As expected, the Crimson Tide had the game against Ole Miss solved pretty much in the first quarter.

Betting LSU

Starting QB Joe Burrow has three TDs on 731 passing yards, and a 49% completion rate. Clearly, the Tigers’ strength is the ground attack. Running back Nick Brosette has 409 yards on 83 attempts. And more 100 yards on more than 20 carries per game. Way to go, Bro! Yet, LSU collectively averages just 169.8 rushing yards per game. But one of the reasons sport betting sites favor the Tigers is Ole Miss’ weak run defense.

Ole Miss Rebels at LSU Tigers College Football Betting Preview & Odds

  • Date: September 29
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA

Odds from

  • MISSISSIPPI  +10 (-110) 59½ (-110) +305
  • LSU Tigers   -10 (-110) 59½ (-110) -365

Ole Miss Team Stats


  • 0 points per game (22nd)
  • 8 total yards per game (14th)
  • 5 passing yards per game (10th)
  • 3 rushing yards per game (69th)


  • 3 total yards allowed per game (120th)
  • 5 passing yards allowed per game (121st)
  • 8 rushing yards allowed per game (99th)

LSU Team Stats


  • 0 points per game (66th)
  • 5 total yards per game (106th)
  • 8 passing yards per game (105th)
  • 8 rushing yards allowed per game (75th)


  • 3 total yards allowed per game (38th)
  • 0 passing yards allowed per game (88th)
  • 3 rushing yards allowed per game (9th)

Betting Trends

  • Mississippi is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games
  • The Rebels are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Mississippi is 6-11-2 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Louisiana State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The Tigers are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Louisiana State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

On the one hand, LSU’s stout secondary plus Ole Miss’ vulnerable defense might allow the Tigers to cover the sport betting sites spread. The Rebels sharp offense could conceivably keep Ole Miss within the 11.5 points. Perhaps a safer bet is the over. The Rebels have allowed more than 40 points in three of their four games. But their offense can dish it out as well as their defense takes it.