Ole Miss Rebels vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Free NFL Prediction
- Updated: September 15, 2015
Rebels at Crimson Tide Pick and Betting Odds. The 2-0 Ole Miss heads into Alabama on Saturday Sept 19, 2015 to take on the 2-0 Crimson Tide. The Tide is the favorite at -6.5 and the total game line opened at 49.
Opening Line: Alabama -6.5
Time: 9:15 PM EST Saturday September 19, 2015 on ESPN
No. 15 Ole Miss Rebels (2-0) vs. No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)
Both of these teams have started 2-0 and Alabama looks to exact some revenge on an Ole Miss squad that beat them last season. However, that game was at Old Miss and the last time these 2 teams met at Alabama the Tide won in a 25-0 blowout.
To say Ole Miss and their offense has gotten off to a fast start would be an understatement. They scored 76 points in their first game and then 73 in their last game facing a Fresno State squad that played in a bowl game last season.
This game is the SEC opener for both teams.
Alabama already has a win over a ranked team this season beating Wisconsin 35-17 in their season opener, which was a game that was held at a neutral site.
In their last game Alabama beat Middle Tennessee 37-10 and Ole Miss beat Fresno State 73-21.
On the season Ole Miss is 2-0 ATS with an O/U record of 2-0 and Alabama is 1-1 ATS with an O/U record of 1-1.
On the season Alabama is 1-0 at home and this will be the first road game for Ole Miss.
The Rebels have averaged a ridiculous 634.5 yards per game in their first 2 games, but obviously be more tested in this game facing Alabama and their loaded defense. New Ole Miss starting quarterback Chad Kelly has completed 72.5% of his passes for 557 yards and 6 TD in the first 2 games of the season and the WR duo of Cody Core and Quincy Adeboyejo have combined for 329 receiving yards and each is averaging over 19 yards per catch.
Ole Miss also has a solid rushing attack with 4 players having over 80 rushing yards.
In their win over Middle Tennessee the Crimson Tide held the Blue Panthers to 189 passing yards and 86 rushing yards and they forced 3 turnovers, which the Rebels must avoid in this key conference game.
Alabama has used a balanced attack so far on the season and while they have a solid passing game and a good WR corps the key to Ole Miss winning is keeping RB Derrick Henry from having a big game. He rushed for 96 yards last week against Middle Tennessee State and tore up Wisconsin in the season opener rushing for 147 yards. He has scored 3 rushing TD in each of the first 2 games on the season.
In their blowout win over Fresno State the Rebels did play solid pass defense, but did give up 163 rushing yards.
Ole Miss at Alabama Betting Trends
Ole Miss is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, and in their last 17 games the Under record is 13-4.
Alabama is 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game, and in their last 5 games the Over record is 4-1.
Ole Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at Alabama, but the only time they did not cover in that span was their last game there.
Free College Football Prediction
The Rebels offense has looked scary in their first two games against inferior competition scoring 149 points. The Crimson Tides’ offense based on opposition has arguably been better putting up a combined 72 against Middle Tennessee and Wisconsin. Everyone and his brother will be riding the OVER here, but we’ll take a contrary approach. The defense of Ole Miss has allowed a total 24 points in the two matches and Alabama like their offense faced better competition allowing just 27 points.
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