Ole Miss vs. Memphis College Football Picks: Two Dynamic Offenses Prompt Taking 'Over' 64.5

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:03 AM GMT

Our handicapper provides us with an early betting preview article on Saturday’s game between Ole Miss and Memphis. Read his betting preview that concludes with his college football pick on the total.

Intriguing Non-Conference Matchup
The undefeated Memphis Tigers will play arguably the biggest gridiron game in school history when they host 13th ranked Ole Miss on Saturday. The opening kickoff at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis is slated for Noon ET, and the game will be aired by ESPN2. Current college football odds indicate that Ole Miss is a 10.5-point favorite, and the posted is 64.5.

 

Dynamic Offenses
Ole Miss has scored 43 points or more in four of their first six games. They’re averaging 46.8 points and 528 yards per game for the year. JUCO transfer quarterback Chad Kelly has been terrific thus far, passing for 1862 yards and 14 touchdowns. Kelly has also run for 129 yards and 4 touchdowns as well. The Rebels also possess a bona fide NFL prospect at wide receiver in Laquon Treadwell who has 35 receptions for 510 yards and 3 touchdowns.

I’m predicting that Memphis starting quarterback Paxton Lynch will be a steal for a NFL team. He’s flown a bit under the radar since the only school that offered him a scholarship at the FBS level was Memphis. Lynch has a NFL caliber arm, and his mobility creates some sleepless nights for opposing defensive coordinators game planning against him. As a matter of fact, since the start of last season, Lynch has run for 14 touchdowns, and has also thrown for 32 more. During that same time frame, Lynch has been intercepted just 9 times in 559 pass attempts, and hasn’t thrown a pick in any of the Tigers first five games. Memphis has scored 44 points or more on four separate occasions this season.

 

Final Analysis
Unfortunately for Memphis, their offense can move the ball on any team in the country, but its defensive isn’t anywhere near the same level. They’re allowing 26.8 points and 438.5 yards per game. Cincinnati had 620 yards passing and Bowling Green University also threw for 443 yards against the Tigers defense. It’s not going to get any easier on Saturday against the most talented offense (Ole Miss) that they’ll face this year.

I like this game to produce a ton of points, and one of my college football picks this week will be indicative of that prediction.

College Football Picks: 'Over' 64.5 at SportsBetting

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