Ole Miss at Alabama - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (2-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -6.5 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide square off Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Ole Miss Rebels look to remain unbeaten and get their first SEC victory. Chad Kelly is completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 557 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Kelly leads the SEC in passing touchdowns. Cody Core and Quincy Adeboyejo have combined for more than 320 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Laquon Treadwell has nine receptions. The Ole Miss Rebels ground game is averaging 276.5 yards per contest, and Jaylen Walton leads the way with 103 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing 12 points and 303 yards per game. Breeland Speaks leads the Rebels with 11 tackles, Fadol Brown has two tackles for loss and Trae Elston has two interceptions. Robert Conyers, C.J. Hampton and Laremy Tunsil are questionable while Tee Shepard is suspended for the first half.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide look to remain undefeated and get their second win over a ranked team. Jake Coker is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 427 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Coker has thrown a touchdown in five straight games. Kenyan Drake and O.J. Howard have combined for more than 240 receiving yards and one touchdown while Robert Foster has eight receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 229 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 243 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 13.5 points and 271.5 yards per game. Reggie Ragland leads the Crimson Tide with 21 tackles, Jonathan Allen has two tackles for loss and Eddie Jackson has an interception. Reuben Foster is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Rebels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Crimson Tide are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Alabama and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings overall.
Ole Miss beat Alabama last year and has been a covering machine against the Crimson Tide for the last decade. Still, this game is in Alabama, Derrick Henry has been unstoppble and the line has dropped from nearly double digits to under a touchdown. I like the Tide with where the line currently sits.