Ole Miss Rebels at LSU Tigers - 10/25/14 CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (7-0) at LSU Tigers (6-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers will square off Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
The Ole Miss Rebels remain undefeated and this will be their third road game. Ole Miss is a defensive team first, as it’s allowing 10.6 points, 290.6 yards, and has forced 20 turnovers and 18 sacks. The Ole Miss Rebels have gone nine straight games allowing 20 or less points. Tony Conner leads Ole Miss with 42 tackles and Marquis Haynes has 6.5 sacks. Offensively, Bo Wallace is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. In his last three games, Wallace has eight total touchdowns ad zero interceptions. Ole Miss has 21 passing plays of 25 or more yards, and Laquon Treadwell, Vince Sanders and Cody Core each have four touchdown receptions. Evan Engram and Quincy Adeboyejo are the other two Ole Miss players with double-digit receptions. The Ole Miss ground game is averaging 3.9 yards per carry, and Jaylen Walton and I'Tavius Mathers have combined for more than 400 rushing yards and six scores.
The LSU Tigers have won two straight and are one win away from getting back in the SEC West. Like Ole Miss, LSU relies on a defense that’s allowing 17 points, 318.8 yards, and has forced 16 turnovers and 13 sacks. The LSU Tigers have won 10 straight games when allowing 28 or less points. Kwon Alexander leads LSU with 49 tackles and Danielle Hunter has eight tackles for loss. Offensively, Anthony Jennings is completing 50 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Jennings has thrown a touchdown in two straight games and hasn’t thrown a pick in three straight. Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre have combined for 900 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. LSU’s offense is going to live and die with freshman running back Leonard Fournette, who leads the Tigers with 544 yards and seven touchdowns. Fournette has three touchdowns in his last two games and Kenny Hilliard has six touchdowns on the season.
The Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Rebels are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Louisiana State.
Les Miles and the LSU Tigers are 30-1 during home night games. However, this Ole Miss team has shown time and time again that it's no joke. Simply to avoid anything crazy, I'm just picking Ole Miss to win this game outright. Forget messing with the points in this one as long as the ML is still a decent price.