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Ole Miss Rebels at Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Preview

24 November 2021

 

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Thursday, November 25th Ole Miss Rebels @ Mississippi State Bulldogs

 

 

It’s an inter-state rivalry that pits the Ole Miss Rebels against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. What a way to end the season for these two teams, a Thanksgiving Day showdown.

The Rebels are currently 9-2 and will hope to land their tenth win on Thursday. However, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are hoping to spoil it for Ole Miss. We can’t wait to watch this one.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-4, so the best they can finish is 8-4. However, they can drop the Rebels to a 9-3 record and potentially ruin the end of their season.

You can bet that the Bulldogs are going to come into this game with a ton of intensity. In fact, they’ll likely play this game with more tenacity than they have all year. Especially due to the fact that they’re rivals.

Ole Miss Rebels: A 10-2 season is right in front of the Rebels

What better way for the Rebels to cap of a strong season than with a win over Mississippi? They’ve already accomplished a lot this season, currently ranked No.9 in the nation. However, a win against one of their biggest rivals will make that season much sweeter.

The Bulldogs won’t make it easy for them, though. The Ole Miss Rebels will have to give it all they’ve got Thursday.

One way they can get a leg up on the Bulldogs is by establishing the run early. The Rebels have the seventh-best rushing offense in college football, averaging 231.1 yards per game. Unfortunately for them, they’re facing the seventh-best rushing defense in Mississippi.

The Bulldogs allow an average of just 96.18 rushing yards per game, quite the dilemma, isn’t it.

Mississippi State Bulldogs: Can they spoil the Rebels season?

The Bulldogs definitely have what it takes to spoil the season for Ole Miss. However, just because they have the tools doesn’t mean they know how to apply them.

They’ll first have to make sure to stop the running game of Ole Miss. From there, their secondary will have to limit the shots downfield. Finally, getting pressure on Matt Corral will be paramount on Thursday.

On the offensive side, the Bulldogs will have to tap into their second-best passing offense. On average, the Bulldogs pass for 390.2 yards per game, but that’s their entire offense.

They’re one of the worst teams at running the football, averaging just 62.1 yards per game. This one-dimensional style will be their downfall when they face the Rebels on Thursday.

Our Pick for the Ole Miss Rebels vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Surprisingly enough, even with their 9-2 record, the Rebels are the underdog here. They come into this game at +1, with the total set at 62.

We understand that the Bulldogs have an incredible passing offense, but when you think about it, that’s all they have. They won’t be able to establish the run and will have to rely on their passing attack.

For Ole Miss, they have a dynamic offense, meaning they can find multiple ways to score. They’ve also gone 6-4-1 against the spread this season, which is quite good. We’ll definitely take the Ole Miss Rebels +1 and the under on Thursday.

DunkelIndex Free Betting Pick: Ole Miss Rebels +1, UNDER

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