College Football Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Jeff Grant

Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:50 PM GMT

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:50 PM GMT

The LSU Tigers have dominated their series against the Mississippi Rebels recently, as the two teams prepare to meet Saturday night for our college football betting pleasure.

On the road again

LSU is set to play three conference road games in a four-week span for the first time since 2004, as it comes off a 17-6 victory over the Florida Gators as nine-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the total for the first time in seven contests. 

The Tigers have compiled a 22-11 SU record in SEC games away from Baton Rouge under head coach Les Miles. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 6-1 SUATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points, with the UNDER going 4-3 in that situation.

Great Scott 

Mississippi will look to snap a three-game losing streak, which includes a 41-38 setback to the Texas A&M Aggies as seven-point home underdogs in Week 7, while going OVER the NCAAF betting odds total of 77.5. 

The Rebels haven’t lost when having a 100-yard rusher this season, but all three of their losses this season have come when a player has failed to hit that mark. 

Senior running back Jeff Scott is listed as doubtful on the injury report with a thigh injury, which is a major blow due to the 3,574 all-purpose yards he’s amassed over his career. 

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Rising to the occasion 

College football handicappers may have a hard time laying this type of number on the road, but the Tigers have been coming together on the defensive end, as the unit has allowed just three field goals over its last six quarters of play. 

LSU is also 36-4 when a running back reaches the 100-yard mark, which is certainly possible in this affair due to four players on its current roster accomplishing that feat in their respective careers. 

Playing at home 

There’s no doubt that the Rebels are dangerous in this spot, especially since they’ve played just two games in front of their fan base this season, while all other members of the conference have played at least three in that situation.

Mississippi is 12-0-1 ATS when playing the second game of a three-game or more homestand.

 

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Tigers for their college football picks, as the road team is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 overall meetings in this series.

College Football Pick: LSU Tigers -8

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