Ole Miss Rebels at LSU Tigers - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ole Miss Rebels (3-3) at LSU Tigers (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to play the LSU Tigers in an SEC College Football Clash on Saturday night.
The LSU Tigers are 4-2 (2-1) this season after beating Southern Miss by a score of 45-10 in their last game. LSU was able to use a huge third quarter in which they scored 28 points in order to secure the win. The LSU offense is averaging 28.5 points per game with 228 rushing yards and 180.5 passing yards per game. Danny Etling is completing 58.8% of his passes for 925 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for LSU. Derrius Guice has rushed for 564 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Leonard Fournette has rushed for 386 yards and 2 scores for the Tigers. Travin Dural has caught 20 passes for 198 yards and 1 touchdown, while Malachi Dupre has caught 18 passes for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns for LSU. The LSU defense is giving up 14 points per game with 103.7 rushing yards and 208.3 passing yards per game. Kendell Beckwith has led the LSU defense 60 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Arden Key has added 29 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. Colby Delahoussaye has gone 4-6 on field goals for LSU, with a long of 38 yards.
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The Ole Miss Rebels are 3-3 (1-2) this season after losing to Arkansas by a score of 34-30 in their last game. Ole Miss has been disappointing this season, but has lost to three very good teams (Florida State, Alabama, Arkansas). The Ole Miss offense is averaging 39.7 points per game with 156.7 rushing yards and 320 passing yards per game. Chad Kelly is completing 62.4% of his passes for 1849 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Ole Miss. Akeem Judd has rushed for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Chad Kelly has rushed for 213 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Rebels. Evan Engram has caught 37 passes for 590 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Damore’ea Stringfellow has caught 22 passes for 331 yards and 2 touchdowns for Ole Miss. The Ole Miss defense is giving up 30.3 points per game with 215.3 rushing yards and 233.2 passing yards per game. Zedrick Woods has the Rebels defense with 39 tackles and 2 interceptions, while Marquis Haynes has added 26 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 1 interception. Gary Wunderlich has gone 8-9 on field goals for Ole Miss, with a long of 40 yards.
Ole Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 13-3 in the last 16 Ole Miss games on grass. LSU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 October games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 5-0-1 in LSU’s last 6 home games. The underdog is 13-3 ATS in these two teams last 16 meetings.
Ole Miss has struggled on defense this season, allowing over 30 points per game. LSU has been better on defense, but doesn’t have the offensive firepower that the Rebels have. Chad Kelly is capable of beating anyone if he is on, but he will have to put together a complete game in order to get the win. With LSU at home, it is tough to pick against them, but I am going with Ole Miss to keep this one close.