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Ole Miss Rebels at Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Preview

Saturday features a battle of top-25 SEC teams as the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels (3-0) take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0). Alabama will host this one at Bryant-Denny Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 pm ET.

After a 61-21 win over Tulane two weeks ago, the Rebels enjoyed a bye week last week ahead of their showdown with the Crimson Tide. On the season, they have outscored opponents 158-62.

Alabama also comes into this one undefeated after a 63-14 win over Southern Miss last week. In the win, Bryce Young threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns. Roydell Williams and Jase McClellan added a combined 207 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Alabama is the overwhelming favorite playing at home. They are -750 to win while the Rebels’ moneyline sits at +490. The spread features Ole Miss +14.5 (-112), and the over/under for total points is 79.5 (-110).

More Odds

The Crimson Tide are the favorites to win the SEC championship this season at -165. Ole Miss has the third-best odds of winning the conference at +2500.

In terms of the National Championship, Alabama is tied for the best odds of winning it all at +175. Ole Miss is +5000 to win it.

By The Numbers

Mississippi has struggled in recent years against Alabama. In fact, in their last five games, they are winless against the Crimson Tide, and they are 1-12 in their last 13 games against them on the road.

Alabama is dominant playing at home. In their last 20 home games, they are undefeated at Bryant-Denny Stadium. In their last 14 games overall, they are 10-4 against the spread.

Ole Miss Brings High Octane Offense

Coming into the game, head coach Lane Kiffin has his offense playing impressively well. In fact, they come in as the highest-scoring offense in college football, averaging 52 points per game.

They are especially lethal through the air, where they are averaging 358 yards per game (good for seventh in the nation).

Leading that air attack is quarterback Matt Corral. On the season, he has thrown for 997 yards, nine touchdowns, and no interceptions. He has also rushed for another 158 yards and five scores.

His favorite targets thus far have been wide receivers Dontario Drummond and Jonathan Mingo. Drummond has 20 catches for 339 yards and four scores. Drummond has hauled in 15 passes for 290 yards and three scores.

Defensively, Ole Miss ranks 47th averaging 22.5 points per game.

Alabama Trying To Keep Winning Streak Intact

It has now been 18 games since head coach Nick Saban, and the Crimson Tide have lost a game. Heading into Saturday against their conference rivals, they hope to keep that unbeaten streak intact.

Leading the way for Alabama’s third-ranked offense is quarterback Bryce Young. This season, he has thrown for 1,124 yards, 15 touchdowns, and just a single interception.

His favorite receivers have been Jameson Williams (12 receptions, 299 yards, three touchdowns) and John Metchie III (24 receptions, 240 yards, one touchdown).

On the ground, Brian Robinson Jr. (37 rushes, 208 yards, two scores), Jase McClellan (34 rushes, 163 yards, one touchdown), and Roydell Williams (21 rushes, 139 yards, one touchdown) have all gotten in on the action.

Alabama ranks 23rd in the nation in scoring defense allowing just 18.7 points per game (14 at home).

Take Alabama To Win, But Can They Cover?

Alabama continues to show why they are one of the best programs in the nation every year under Nick Saban. They have a non-stop offense and a shutdown defense.

On Saturday, though, they will be going against a team that might match them in terms of offensive prowess. The Rebels have been unbelievable under former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

Especially with two weeks to prepare, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Rebels keep this one close throughout.

They probably don’t have enough firepower to pull off the upset, but don’t be surprised if they cover the 14.5-point spread.

Take Ole Miss +14.5.

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