Texas A&M couldn’t do much versus Alabama on the road last Saturday. A&M lost its first game of the season. This Saturday, the Aggies travel to Mississippi to take on Ole Miss. The college football week 8 betting odds have home-town Ole Miss Rebels as slim 6-point favorites to beat the Aggies.
Both teams go into this matchup off of losses. By far, Ole Miss’ loss to Memphis on the road was much worse than Texas A&M’s loss to Alabama. Can the Rebels dig deep and find a way to bounce back against a ranked team at home? Or, will Texas A&M get back on the winning track versus a reeling Ole Miss team?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies Vs No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels College Football Week 8 Odds
What: No.15 Texas A&M Aggies (5-1) at No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels (5-2)
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Oxford, MS
Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Weather: 70° F | Rain
Spread: Ole Miss -6
Moneyline: Texas A&M +190 vs Ole Miss -230
Game Total: 66
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Texas A&M vs Ole Miss
Why Bet On #15 Texas A&M to Beat #24 Ole Miss (-6)
Texas A&M’s offense can put up points against Ole Miss’ defense.
Alabama’s defense disrupted QB Kyle Allen last Saturday. Allen ended up throwing 3 interceptions to only a single touchdown. He completed only 50% of his passes. Highly-touted freshman Kyle Murray didn’t do much better. Murray threw a pick from only 4 passes.
Both quarterbacks should be better this Saturday. Alabama has one of the top defenses in the nation. Ole Miss’ defense isn’t very good. More importantly, Ole Miss might be without DL Robert Nkemdiche who suffered a concussion against Memphis.
Ole Miss’ D allowed Memphis to rack up 491 total yards of offense. Even though the Rebels did a good job stopping Memphis’ rushing attack, they did a horrible job stopping Memphis QB Paxton Lynch from throwing for 384 yards and 3 touchdowns. Kyle Allen should be able to exploit the Rebels’ secondary in this game. If Allen is on, Texas A&M might be able to reach their 36.5 points scored per game average against the Rebels.
Why Bet #24 Ole Miss (-6) to Beat #15 Texas A&M
Ole Miss knows that this is a must win game.
Ole Miss was one of the surprise teams in 2014. But, the Rebels have gone through a lot of changes since last year’s terrific march to a New Year’s Day Bowl Game. Those changes have led to Ole Miss falling apart at times.
After beating Alabama 43 to 37, Ole Miss struggled for a 27 to 16 win over Vanderbilt at home as a -27 point favorite. The Rebels lost straight up to Florida 10 to 38 as a -6.5 point road favorite after the Vanderbilt game. Just this past Saturday, Ole Miss lost 24 to 37 to Memphis on the road as a -10 point favorite. What’s terrible about the loss to Memphis is that Ole Miss blew a 14 to 0 lead in the game. Enough is enough. Ole Miss has to beat Texas A&M this Saturday. If the Rebels don’t, they know that any shot of winning the SEC will be out of reach.
The Rebels should win, but they won’t. Texas A&M is going to bounce back much quicker from their loss to Alabama than the Rebels will from their loss to Memphis. My final score prediction is Texas A&M 35, Ole Miss 31.