After upsetting Alabama on the road two games ago, Ole Miss had somewhat of a letdown in their last game when only beating Vanderbilt 27 to 13. Ole Miss faces a stern test this Saturday when they travel to The Swamp to take on Florida.
Florida got behind Tennessee early in their last game. They furiously battled in the fourth quarter for a stunning 28 to 27 come from behind victory. Did the win take too much out of the Gators? Or, will Florida use the momentum to hand Ole Miss its first loss of the season?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels Vs Florida Gators College Football Week 5 Spread
What: No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels (4-0) at No. 25 Florida Gators (4-0)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Gainesville, FL
Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Weather: 78° F / Scattered Clouds
Spread: Florida -7
Moneyline: Ole Miss +220 vs Florida -260
Game Total: 51.5
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Why Bet On 3 Ole Miss (-7.5) to Beat 25 Florida
Ole Miss can be forgiven for having a letdown after beating Alabama on the road 43 to 37. There were a lot of question marks regarding the Rebels’ ability to put up points against a very good defense. Granted, Ole Miss needed a couple of lucky calls and lucky plays to go their way in order to upset the Crimson Tide, but they still played very well.
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So, only putting up 27 points versus a decent Vanderbilt defense isn’t such a big deal. Ole Miss’s offense is good enough to score over 40 against Florida’s defense. On paper, Florida’s defense looks decent. But, the Gators allowed Eastern Carolina to score 24 and it allowed Tennessee to score 27. Ole Miss averaged 54.8 points per game. The Rebels should at least go for over 30 in this matchup.
Why Bet 25 Florida to Beat 3 Ole Miss (-7.5)
Florida isn’t a great team. The Gators aren’t going to blow a good team out of the water. Nor will the Gators ever stop a good offensive team from putting points up on its defense. But, Florida does have a shot against the best offensive team that they’ve faced so far this season in Ole Miss this Saturday.
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In order for Florida to pull off the upset, the Gators are going to have to play as smart as they have all season long. They can’t afford to get into a shootout with the Rebels. That would be disaster. Florida has to get their running game going. They have to keep the Rebels from getting the ball more times than they get the ball. They have to control the clock as best they can and then hope that they score touchdowns at the end of their possessions.
That’s a lot to do. Ole Miss has no problems winning games on the road while Florida was all out in order to beat Tennessee at home in their last game. The advantage that Florida used to have playing in The Swamp is meaningless now. Florida comes back down to earth on Saturday. Ole Miss should roll. My final score prediction is Ole Miss 48, Florida 24.