Split Capper Predictions for Mississippi State v. Ole Miss

SBR Staff

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:39 PM GMT

Will Ole Miss pull the upset or will Mississippi State dominate the game? Join us in reviewing our cappers take on where the betting value is to be had in this college football rivalry game.  

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Handicapper Matt Jordan:
Ole Miss would have a better shot at an upset if the Alabama-Auburn game kicked off first and the Bulldogs knew they couldn't win the SEC. Ole Miss is a bit better defensively but MSU is vastly better on offense. Bulldogs win and state their case to the playoff committee. 

ATS
The Egg Bowl isn't quite as hyped as it looked like it  might be a few weeks ago because the Rebels have lost three of their past four games. This game kicks at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. That's important because if MSU wins it then can watch the late kickoff between Alabama and Auburn. A Tide loss there would give the Bulldogs the SEC West title as long as they take care of business vs. Ole Miss. MSU opened as a
2-point favorite.

Total
Total opened at 49.5. That seems high with Mississippi State ranking No. 11 in points against in the country and Ole Miss at No. 1. Sure, the Bulldogs have a good offense but Ole Miss' has been shut down completely in two of the past four games, losses at LSU and last week at Arkansas. The under is 8-1 in Ole Miss' past nine SEC games and 4-1 in MSU's past five in the conference. Easy under call here.

Free College Football PickMississippi State -2.5 & the 'Under' at 5Dimes

 Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss College Football Rivalry Preview

Handicapper Ross Benjamin:
Any team (Ole Miss) with a total of 49.5 to 56.0, that creates 2.5 or more turnovers per game, and they committed 5 or more turnovers in their previous game, has seen 27 of those 34-games (79.4%) go under the total since 1992. Play on Mississippi State and Ole Miss to go under the college football odds.

ATS
The only thing that Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-1) can control right now in terms of their chances of being in the 4-team college football playoff is to take care of their own business. This will be no easy task on the road in Oxford despite facing an Ole Miss Rebels team that's lost 3 of their last 4-games after opening the season at 7-0, and at one point was ranked #2 in the country. The Rebels will be also out to revenge last season's upset loss at Biloxi at the hands of the Bulldogs. Ole Miss is coming off an embarrassing 30-0 loss at Arkansas last week that saw them turn the ball over 6-times,.The Bulldogs are coming off a 51-0 shutout win at home versus Vanderbilt.

Total
Ole Miss has seen 8 of their 10-games versus FBS opponents stay under the total. The Rebels lack the type of running game needed to be a championship caliber team. The defense on the other hand has been one of the best in the country this season. Mississippi State is a dynamic offensive football team which has amassed 428-yards or more of total offense in each of their first 11-games. Although the defense has shown gradual improvement as the season has progressed, they still can be exposed by the occasional deep passing play.

Free College Football Pick:  Under the Total

 

Handicapper Jeff Grant:
Pressure often leads to mistakes being made, and Saturday’s visitor will face a rival that boasts the nation’s longest streak of consecutive games forcing at least one turnover at 34. Look for the UNDER go move to 3-0 in Ole Miss’ games as an underdog.

ATS
Mississippi State has a lot of pressure to deal with in terms of trying to secure its first 11-win season in school history, as its offense ranks first in the SEC in averaging 511.7 yards per game. Ole Miss counteracts the argument with the conference’s top scoring defense that has allowed the fewest touchdowns nationally.

Total
The Rebels are capable of matching up with Bulldogs dual-threat quarterback Dak Prescott, as they’ve allowed 333 or fewer yards in the last four meetings in this series.

Free College Football Pick:  Under & Ole Miss 

 

Handicapper Dave Lawrence:
The Ole Miss Rebels have had a rough month but they can end their very good season on a high note. I expect that to happen. The Bulldogs have not been very reliable in road games and they might come into this one thinking it could be easy after Ole Miss was shutout last week by Arkansas. I see this being a high-scoring, back-and-forth game that Ole Miss somehow finds a way to win.

ATS
A lot of people will assume a Bulldogs win here but I'd be careful. Ole Miss has lost three of four and appears to have tapped out, but ruining the Bulldogs season will wake them up. The Bulldogs have been very dicey in road games, barely beating LSU and Kentucky in away games, then losing to Alabama. Ole Miss will be fired up for this one and is capable of pulling the upset.

Total
This should be a back-and-forth affair. When making your college football picks keep in mind that Ole Miss' offense is much better than they showed in last week's shutout and they'll get back to work and do their part in an over here.

Free College Football Pick: Over & Ole Miss at 

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