LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi Rebels
The LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels face off on Saturday in Baton Rouge in an SEC college football battle. The Tigers are -20 point favorites over the Rebels.
The LSU Tigers are playing solid football this season but two losses aren’t going to cut it when it comes to winning a championship in the SEC. Zach Mettenberger has competed 58.9 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jeremy Hill is averaging 5.2 yards per carry with six touchdowns, Kenny Hilliard is averaging 5.9 yards with six touchdowns, Michael Ford is averaging 5.9 yards with three touchdowns, and Spencer Ware is averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Jarvis Landry leads the LSU receivers with 40 catches and three touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr has 34 catches and two touchdowns, and Kadron Boone has 21 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively LSU allows 15.5 points per game, 97.2 rushing yards, and 165.7 passing yards with 14 interceptions and 26 sacks. Kevin Minter has 90 tackles, three sacks, and an interception, Lamin Barrow has 70 tackles, and Eric Reid has 66 tackles. LSU is playing their best football of the season and are going to be tough to beat from this point forward.
The Ole Miss Rebels are still one win away from being bowl eligible and while it looked like they were going to get the win last Saturday they were unable to hold the lead against Vandy. Bo Wallace has completed 65.6 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and he has also rushed for six touchdowns. Jeff Scott is averaging 4.5 yards per carry with six touchdowns while catching 18 passes out of the backfield. Donte Moncrief has 47 catches and five touchdowns, Ja-Mes Logan has 32 catches, and Vince Sanders has 29 catches and two touchdowns. Defensively Ole Miss has allowed 27.7 points per game, 142.5 rushing yards, and 243.5 passing yards with 10 interceptions and 30 sacks. Cody Prewitt has 67 tackles, Denzel Nkemdiche has 66 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions, and Mike Marry has 57 tackles. Ole Miss will be tested once again in this spot.
LSU is 8-3 against the spread following a game whi9ch they covered the spread, 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 SEC games, and 11-5 against the spread following a win. Ole Miss is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 3-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread following a game which they didn’t cover. The road team has covered in 13 of the last 16 meetings of these two.
This is a huge number and while Ole Miss has played spirited football, they are up against it here on Senior Day in Baton Rouge and look for LSU to simply roll in this spot.
LSU Tigers -20 Mississippi Rebels