Ole Miss Rebels (4-1) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (4-2)
October 16, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +3 / Ole Miss Rebels -3; Over/Under: 79.5
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The Tennessee Volunteers and Ole Miss Rebels square off in a week 7 SEC college football contest from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday night.
The Ole Miss Rebels come into this game looking to build on their 52-51 win over Arkansas last time out. Matt Corral has thrown for 1,497 yards and 12 TDs on 69.2% passing while Henry Parrish Jr. has 334 rushing yards to lead Ole Miss in that regard. Corral’s rushed for 255 yards and a team-high 8 scores while Snoop Conner has 247 yards and 7 scores and Jerrion Ealy has 204 yards on the ground this season. Dontario Drumond leads Ole Miss with 26 grabs for 460 yards and 5 scores while Braylon Sanders and Jonathan Mingo each have 200+ receiving yards. On defense, Chance Campbell and Otis Reese each have 38 total tackles to lead Ole Miss with Campbell logging 3 sacks while Sam Williams has a team-high 5 sacks this season.
The Tennessee Volunteers will look to build on their 45-20 win over South Carolina last time out. Hendon Hooker has thrown for 1,063 yards, 13 touchdowns and an interception on 69.6% passing while Tiyon Evans leads Tennessee with 486 rushing yards. Hooker and Jabari Small each have 200+ rushing yards while three more Volunteers each have 100+ rushing yards. Velus Jones Jr. leads Tennessee with 22 catches for 342 yards while JaVonta Payton and Cedric Tillman each have 200+ receiving yards. On defense, Theo Jackson leads the Vols with 37 total tackles while Trevon Flowers has 36 total tackles and Jeremy Banks has a team-high 3.5 sacks this season.
Ole Miss is 11-28 ATS in their last 39 games as a road favorite and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. Tennessee is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games as a home underdog and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I get the case that could be made for the case for a home dog like Tennessee, but I truly believe that the line is where it is for a reason. The Rebels have been dynamic on offense this season and consistent at that and believe it or not, the defense has shown up here and there as well. Tennessee carved up Missouri and South Carolina, but going shot for shot with Ole Miss could be a bit of a challenge. I’ll lay the points with Ole Miss here.