Tennessee Volunteers at Ole Miss Rebels - 10/18/14 CFB PIck, Odds, Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (3-3) at Mississippi Rebels (6-0)
College Football: Saturday
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -16.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and Ole Miss Rebels will square off Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The Tennessee Volunteers look to win their first road game of the season and improve above a .500 record. Tennessee is a defensive team first that has allowed 19.2 points, 316.3 yards, and has forced 14 turnovers and 12 sacks. Tennessee has won eight of its last 10 games when allowing 24 or less points. A.J. Johnson leads Tennessee with 68 tackles and Jalen Reeves-Maybin has seven tackles for loss. Offensively, Justin Worley is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Worley has eight total touchdowns and two picks in his last three games. Marquez North and Pig Howard have combined for 459 receiving yards and five touchdowns. The Vols running game is banged up but Jalen Hurd is expected to play despite a shoulder injury. Tennessee has won seven of its last eight games when rushing for two or more touchdowns.
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The Ole Miss Rebels hope to remain undefeated heading into its clash with the LSU Tigers. Like Tennessee, Ole Miss butter its bread defensively, as the Rebels are allowing 11.8 points, 307.2 yards, and they’ve forced 16 turnovers and 11 sacks. Ole Miss has allowed no more than 24 points in 12 straight regular season games. Tony Conner leads Ole Miss with 36 tackles and Marquis Haynes has four sacks. Offensively, Bo Wallace is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wallace has scored six total touchdowns and has thrown zero picks in his last two games. Ole Miss has 17 passing plays of 25 or more yards, while Laquon Treadwell and Cody Core have combined for eight receiving touchdowns. Jaylen Walton leads the Rebels with 287 rushing yards and has scored in four of the six games.
The Volunteers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Rebels are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Volunteers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I really like Ole Miss, but Tennessee is a team that finds ways to compete and is still hungry for a big win under Butch Jones. The Vols will fall short once again but the score will be a lot closer than what people expect.