NCAAF Odds: LSU Visits Ole Miss For SEC Clash

Posted by Aaron . on November 21, 2015 in

The SEC action resumes this weekend when LSU (7-2) takes a trip to Ole Miss (7-3) for a crucial matchup in the SEC West. The loser of this game will be mathematically eliminated from contention in the division. Both of these teams are coming from losses against Conference rivals, and while both of them were strong candidates to get to the College Football Playoff, Ole Miss’ loss to Arkansas pushed them behind Alabama in the west and almost killed all chances to get a ticket to the post season, as Alabama holds a two game advantage over (6-1 conference record) Ole Miss and LSU (4-2 in SEC play).

LSU vs Ole Miss Game Preview and NCAAF Odds

Date/Time: Saturday, November 21st, 3:30 PM
Location: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field, Oxford, Mississippi
Betting Odds: Mississippi -6½
TV: CBS
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LSU did not play well in their 17-0 loss against Arkansas last week, only scoring 14 points against a fairly soft Razorback defense. They leaned more on quarterback Brandon Harris than the star of their offense, running back Leonard Fournette, and they paid the price. The Tigers were down 21-0 just before halftime until Harris drove the team 92 yards down the field for a touchdown. However, LSU had -3 rushing yards in the first half because of four sacks. Harris went 21 for 35 with 271 yards and a score along with an interception. Fournette only gained 91 yards, but he only had 19 attempts. The LSU line was missing left tackle Jerald Hawkins, whose foot injury put K.J. Malone in that spot. Fullback John David Moore and tight end Dillon Gordon also missed the game. So now LSU finds itself needing a road win if they want to be considered for a bowl game on New Year’s Day. Expect the Tigers to go back to the run.

Ole Miss 2015 NCAAF

One of Ole Miss’ supposed strengths this year was going to be their defense, but the Razorbacks shredded it two weeks ago for 53 points in their overtime win. Ole Miss is #50 in the nation in yards permitted per game (374) but only #93 against the pass (248.3 yards). If they can somehow move back into a tie with Alabama, they would win the SEC West because they won the head-to-head meeting. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly played a terrific game, rushing for 110 yards and passing for 368 more, piling up six total touchdowns. However, Arkansas had huge time of possession (41:03) and gained 605 yards.

Betting Odds Trends

LSU Tigers

This week, expect Ole Miss to revert to form; LSU will be down after the crushing loss to Alabama and the embarrassment with Arkansas last week. Pick Ole Miss to come out of this game a winner. If you like the over/under proposition, go with the “over” because neither LSU nor Ole Miss has shown any interest in defense lately.