Ole Miss vs. TCU Peach Bowl betting odds guide and prediction
TCU sets out to prove that the playoff committee made a mistake with a big win over Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.
The Mississippi Rebels are 9-1 straight-up and 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 bowl game appearances. The Rebels are set to take on the TCU Horned Frogs in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at 12:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome.
Mississippi is a 3-point underdog against TCU, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. This should be a great game, but TCU’s explosive offense should be able to come up with a few more big plays to lead the Horned Frogs to a victory and cover.
OddsShark Computer Prediction: Mississippi 26.5, TCU 34.6
It ended up being a roller coaster of a season for Ole Miss. After starting the year off 7-0 SU and ATS and being in the heart of the playoff conversation, the Rebels went just 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS to fall out of contention for the playoffs and the SEC title. But in its final game of the regular season, Ole Miss came through with a 31-17 win over Mississippi State to spoil its rival’s season and build some momentum heading into the postseason.
The Horned Frogs were consistently strong all season long, putting together a 11-1 SU and 10-2 ATS season including a 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS record when favored. Trevone Boykin emerged as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country with 3,714 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns to go along with 642 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns. TCU is 3-2 SU over its last five bowl games but 0-5 ATS over that stretch.
The Peach Bowl total is set at 56.5 points at the sportsbooks. The UNDER is 12-3 over Mississippi’s last 15 games overall according to the OddsShark College Football Database.
Ole Miss finished the year with the best scoring defense in the country, allowing only 13.8 points per game. TCU had the second-best scoring offense in the country, averaging 46.8 points per game. This should be a fantastic strength vs. strength matchup that sets the tone for a good game in the Peach Bowl. But with the stronger offense and the more reliable quarterback, TCU should edge out a win and cover at -3.