For the one-hundred and eleventh time, Ole Miss and Mississippi State face-off against each other on the football field during Rivalry Week for the 87th Egg Bowl. Mississippi State is a slim 2 point online football betting odds favorite over Ole Miss in this in-state rivalry.
Ole Miss is ranked in the Top 20 even though they suffered a terrible loss to Arkansas last Saturday. Arkansas beat Ole Miss 30 to 0. They could salvage their season by knocking Mississippi State out of the College Football Playoff. For Mississippi State, the game against Ole Miss is the biggest of the season. A big victory likely keeps them in the Top 4.
No. 4 Mississippi State Bulldogs at No. 19 Ole Miss Rebels
When: Saturday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
Betting Line: Mississippi State -2
Analyzing The Mississippi State Bulldogs Vs Ole Miss Rebels Online Football Betting Odds
Save for a loss to Alabama on the road, Mississippi State would be undefeated. The Bulldogs are easily one of the best teams in college football. They displayed their awesomeness against this past Saturday when trouncing Vanderbilt 51 to 0 as a -29.5 point home favorite. Mississippi State is one of those teams that knows what it needs to do in order to make it to this year’s first ever College Football Playoff.
Offensively, there are few quarterbacks in college football that are as good as Dak Prescott. Prescott has thrown for 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, those aren’t great numbers, but he is the unquestioned leader of the Bulldogs and his very presence means that, like at the end of the Alabama game, Mississippi State always has a shot. Prescott leads an offense that overall averages 511.7 yards and 39 points per game.
On defense, Mississippi State does what it needs to in order to keep opponents from scoring points. The Bulldogs allow only 18.4 points per game while giving up 400.7 yards. The big flaw in the defense is Mississippi State’s penchant for allowing the passing game to flourish. The Bulldogs allow teams to rack up 281 passing yards per game.
Ole Miss could take advantage of that stat with an offense that averages 271.1 passing yards per matchup. The Rebels average 435.5 yards total per game while scoring on average 30.4 points. Defensively, Ole Miss is very good. Teams score only 13.5 points.
If Ole Miss is so good defensively, what happened against Arkansas? The Razorbacks forced 6 Rebel turnovers in that game. Ole Miss will have to protect the ball in order to have any shot at upsetting the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Don’t let the Rivalry Week online football betting odds fool you. Here’s why.
When it comes to betting trends, it’s all about Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are 4 and 1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings and 5 and 1 against the spread in their last 6 road games. They’re also 9 and 2 ATS in their last 11 conference games while Ole Miss is 0 and 4 against the spread in their last 4 games overall and 1 and 4 against the spread in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 25, 2014
This game comes down to whether or not Mississippi State will be able to score against the stout Ole Miss defense. Ole Miss should be able to move the ball somewhat against Mississippi State, but do the Bulldogs have what it takes to get to the Land Sharks?
The guess here is that they do. Mississippi State has played as well as any team this season. They can beat Ole Miss on the road and cover the spread on Saturday.