Alabama vs Ole Miss Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 5
- Ole Miss offense can carry hold its own
- Quarterback battle is one to watch
- Alabama is vulnerable but it’s Alabama
The No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels face off against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday in a rematch of last season’s SEC shootout. The kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS.
Ole Miss sits at (3-0) on the season and are the number one ranked team in the country at putting points on the board at 52.5 per game. They also lead the nation in yards per game at 635. Quarterback Matt Corral has made himself the front runner for the Heisman after a fantastic month of September.
The Crimson Tide remain the team to beat not only in the SEC but in college football under head coach Nick Saban. The Tide are led by quarterback Bryce Young who has emerged as a strong candidate for the Heisman with a stellar supporting cast under him. On the season, Young has 15 touchdowns to only one interception and his team ranks fourth in the FBS at 46.5 points per game.
This game should feature a lot of points equivalent to last season’s 63-48 finish.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: Ole Miss +14.5, Alabama -14.5
- MoneyLine: Ole Miss +390, Alabama -550
- Total: 78.5
Ole Miss vs Crimson Tide Prediction: Spread
For starters the Crimson Tide are currently riding an 18 game win streak. Many feel that this team is not the normal Tide team given they lost a bunch to the NFL draft a season ago but let’s be real it’s Alabama and it’s still the No. 1 team in the country.
Jameson Williams has been a huge addition to a team that lost Devontae Smith and Jaylen Waddle. The Ohio State transfer is averaging 25 yards per catch with three touchdowns and two kickoff returns for touchdowns both of which came against Southern Miss. He’s emerged as Young’s go-to guy. Jon Metchie III was a big factor last season against the Rebels as he had four catches for 75 yards.
The Tide are two score favorites over the Rebels in this contest. Matt Corral is going to have to play brilliantly if the Rebels want to come away with a win this weekend.
- Free Prediction: Alabama 14.5
Ole Miss vs Crimson Tide Prediction: MoneyLine
The Rebels feature a dynamic duo of running backs in Snoop Conor and Jerrion Ealy. The two backs combined for 248 yards and four touchdowns in last season’s meeting. The Rebels added Henry Parrish Jr to the mix and this game is going to be another interesting one.
The Rebels are expected to follow a similar game plan like the Florida Gators and attack the front seven of the Tide. The backs should be able to duplicate a performance much like last season.
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Last season, Najee Harris had five touchdowns in this game but this year the Tide haven’t been able to dominate on the ground. The Tide featured a committee on a game-by-game basis in Brian Robinson Jr, Jase McLellan and Roydell Williams. This trio will have to be active and productive early if the Tide want to jump ahead in the early going.
- Free Prediction: Alabama -550
Ole Miss vs Crimson Tide Prediction: Total
This game is going to feature an explosive first quarter thanks to both of these great first-quarter runs this season. Alabama is outsourcing their opponents 66-3 and Ole Miss 42-7 but the Rebels have one less game played.
If the Rebels want any chance to win this game they will need to stay within striking distance in the first half. The quarterback matchup is going to feature a ton of excitement between Coral and Young. This game is going to come down to which team can run the ball effectively.
This game featured a totaled of 111 points last season. I expect to see a little less than that this time around but should be a high-scoring affair nonetheless.
- Free Prediction: Under 78
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It was hard picking against Matt Corral in this game and while I think Bama survives another scare, Corral will outplay Young in this game. Corral will have a busy day in the air and I expect 4 touchdowns and over 250 yards.