Ole Miss Rebels vs. LSU Tigers - 11/21/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (7-2) at Mississippi Rebels (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and the LSU Tigers face off on Saturday in a Week 12 SEC West college football matchup.
The Ole Miss Rebels are 7-3 this season as they wind down their regular season schedule. The Ole Miss offense is averaging 40.7 points and 526.6 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 21 times. Mississippi QB Chad Kelly has completed 65.7 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and he has rushed for seven touchdowns. Jaylen Walton is the Rebels top rusher with 582 yards and four touchdowns and Laquon Treadwell is the top receiver with 68 catches and seven touchdowns. The Ole Miss defense is allowing 23 points and 374 yards per game with 12 interceptions, five fumble recoveries, and 18 sacks. Denzel Nkemdiche leads the Rebels defense with 53 tackles, Trae Elston has 52 tackles and four interceptions, and Marquis Haynes has 8.5 sacks. Ole Miss has the signature win over Alabama but their loss to Arkansas in their last game makes a trip to the SEC Championship Game unlikely.
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The LSU Tigers are coming off of their second loss in a row after falling to Alabama and Arkansas in last two weeks. The LSU offense is averaging 33.6 points and 419.3 yards per game and they have turned the ball over just five times. Tigers QB Brandon Harris has completed 56 percent of his passé s11 touchdowns and two interceptions and he has rushed for three touchdowns. Leonard Fournette leads LSU in rushing with 1,474 yards and 17 touchdowns but the last two weeks could have cost him the Heisman Trophy. Malachi Dupre leads Louisiana State in receiving with 31 catches and six touchdowns and Travin Dural has 28 catches and three touchdowns. The LSU defense is allowing 24.3 points and 342.8 yards per game with eight interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and 23 sacks. Kendell Beckwith and Deion Jones each have 67 tackles to lead LSU’s defense and Jamal Adams has 51 tackles and four interceptions. LSU is hoping for a chance to catch their breath and regroup, as their schedule has been brutal.
Ole Miss is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 11-5 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five SEC games. LSU is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 1-4 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six November games. The road team has covered the spread in 14 of the last 18 meetings of these two.
This one shapes up to be a war and I can see it being settled late so I am going to take the points.