Lane Kiffin will look to steer the Ole Miss Rebels to a win over the team he formerly served as an offensive coordinator for in the form of the Alabama Crimson Tide. That’s just one of the storylines for this game, though. Apart from that, the Rebels and the Crimson Tide are both undefeated. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Ole Miss Rebels vs Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Week 5 College Football Game on October 2, 2021
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
When: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 1:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Ole Miss Rebels (+14)
Record: 3-0 Overall / 0-0 Conference
Ole Miss can’t stop putting up points on the board. The Rebels are the highest-scoring team in the nation entering the fifth week of the 2021-22 college football season, with an average of 52.0 points per game. They are also first overall in total offense with 638.0 total yards per contest. In their last game, the Rebels preyed on the Tulane Green Wave team in a 61-21 home win on Sep. 18. The Green Wave are unranked, but that’s a team that kept in step with the Oklahoma Sooners in the first week of the season, losing only Spencer Rattler and company by five points, 40-25 in Norman. In other words, Ole Miss is legit and should give Alabama’s offense a tough test. Rebels quarterback Matt Corrall has thrown for 997 passing yards and nine touchdowns against zero interceptions. He will have the fantastic pair of Dontario Drummond (339 receiving yards, 4 TDs) and Jonathan Mingo (290 receiving yards, 3 TDs) as his main weapon against in Tuscaloosa this coming weekend.
Ole Miss is 7-3 against the spread in 10 of its last 10 games against Alabama.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (-14)
Record: 4-0 Overall / 1-0 Conference
After a close 31-29 win in Gainesville against the Florida Gators, Alabama pulled off a more dominant victory last Saturday, crushing the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at home, 63-14. The Crimson Tide will not have to pack their bags and hit the road for their next game, as they’ll host Ole Miss this coming Saturday at home, so expect a fully rested group waiting for Lane Kiffin’s boys at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama has not lost a game as a home team. Quarterback Bryce Young’s arm might still be smoking when he faces Ole Miss’ defense after he threw for five touchdowns and 313 passing yards with an interception in 20/22 completions against the Golden Eagles. Alabama’s offense should be a bigger threat to Ole Miss than the latter’s is to the former. Alabama is third in the nation with 46.0 points per game but is also 23rd in scoring defense with just 18.7 points allowed per game.
Alabama is 8-1 against the spread in its last nine games as the home team.
Alabam wins, 37-17.
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