Free Week 3 Prediction: Crimson Tide vs Rebels Odds
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(2-0) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ole Miss Rebels (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -11.0
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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You can imagine that Alabama has had this game circled on their schedule after Ole Miss has knocked them off two years in a row.
Ole Miss has had this game on their mind as well after losing Week 1 and rolling over Wofford in a rain delayed Week 2 matchup.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama has rolled through their first two weeks after losing lots of talent and experience to the pros and graduation.
But, the Saban way has continued on this season. Next man up and he hasn’t flinched over any amount of losses at the end of season.
As always, the Bama defense and offense both look good early on. They will probably need both to continue at Ole Miss in order to avenge for the two straight losses to the Rebels.
Jalen Hurts has stepped in at quarterback and thrown for 4 touchdowns in the first two games.
But, the Alabama rushing attack has led the way with 366 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns in two games on 4.4 yards per carry.
ArDarius Stewart is Alabama’s usual deep threat already with a 71 yard touchdown under his belt.
To beat Ole Miss, Hurts will have to play effectively but the defense will have to force turnovers. Chad Kelly and the Ole Miss offense are powerful so to slow things down and help out Hurts, the Crimson Tide defense will need to force a couple of turnovers.
Ole Miss Rebels
Kelly has a win against Alabama under his belt so he knows what it takes to beat them.
That being said, it won’t be any easier the second time. What Kelly knows is that to beat Bama, you need to play a near perfect game.
That is what Ole Miss did last season in their 43-37 win over Alabama.
The Rebels had zero turnovers and forced 5.
Is that likely to happen again? Probably not. However, Hurts is inexperienced and the Ole Miss defense has some playmakers.
Kelly played great in the first half in their big game against Florida State but struggled in the second half. The Ole Miss O-line was a big reason for that as they had a difficult time containing the Seminole front seven as they forced Kelly into difficult spots.
Alabama’s defense will certainly put Kelly into positions where he needs to make big plays for Ole Miss to win and the game will come down to the turnover battle.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between the teams.
- Under is 18-5 in Ole Miss’s last 23 SEC games.
- Under is 23-7 in Ole Miss’s last 30 games overall.
- Road team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
This game will come down to which team makes the most mistakes and you can imagine Saban will have his guys set to go.
Kelly will need to make big plays for Ole Miss to win but I am worried he will force it a bit too much.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game total under 54.5
It is too early in the season for me to either doubt or believe in Alabama. I think this game will be very telling but I think it will be a defensive battle. I like the under here.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Alabama 26 – Ole Miss 17
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