Alabama Football: Betting info and prediction Tide vs. Ole Miss and other SEC games

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Arguably, for the Ole Miss Rebels, the biggest game ever in Oxford, MS will be Saturday afternoon. What former Alabama Football, Offensive Coordinator, Lane Kiffin has accomplished at Ole Miss is remarkable. Kiffin took over an Ole Miss program that had won six, five and four games in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons. Last year, in Kiffin’s second season with the Rebels, Ole Miss won 10 games and was ranked as high as No. 8 in the AP Poll.

This season Ole Miss is currently ranked No.11 in the CFB Playoff rankings and holds the same position in the traditional polls.

Despite what Ole Miss has accomplished, the Crimson Tide is a double-digit road favorite.

Alabama Football vs. Ole Miss Spread Week Eleven

FanDuel has the Crimson Tide as a midweek, 11.5-point favorite. The over/under is set at 64.5 points. The Moneyline is Alabama -430 and Mississippi State +330.

Alabama Football vs. Ole Miss Game Prediction

Ole Miss had an open week to prepare, but no doubt Lane Kiffin has been planning schemes for this game for months. Behind a seasoned offensive line, the Rebels are very good at running the football. At times, Alabama’s tackling from its inside linebacker position makes the Tide vulnerable to power running backs. Overall, as is typical for an Alabama football defense, opponents can’t produce big rushing numbers. The Crimson Tide is No. 2 among SEC teams at 3.01 yards per rush, allowed.

Ole Miss is No. 12 among SEC teams in opponent passing completion percentage. Bryce Young was far from sharp against LSU and Crimson Tide receivers have been disappointing, but the Alabama passing game should be effective against Ole Miss.

Ole Miss QB, Jaxson Dart has improved during the season, but Dart was still 10th best among SEC QBs in October, completing only 60.4% of his passes. Dart is a big part of the Ole Miss rushing offense. Among SEC QBs during October games, Dart was 3rd best with a 5.33 yards per carry average. Only Florida’s Anthony Richardson and Alabama’s Jalen Milroe had better rushing averages than Dart.

The Ole Miss record provides a strong clue to the game’s outcome. According to the ESPN FPI, the Ole Miss Strength of Schedule is No. 67 in the FBS. The Rebels were not impressive in wins over Tulsa, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Auburn.

Ole Miss will be both pumped and confident, but Alabama is too good for Lane Kiffin to orchestrate an upset.

Alabama Crimson Tide 34 – Ole Miss 24

Point Spreads for other SEC teams

  • Tennessee is a 20.5 home favorite against Missouri
  • LSU is a 3-point road favorite against Arkansas
  • Georgia is a 16.5-point road favorite against Mississippi State
  • Auburn is a 1.5-point home favorite against Texas A&M
  • Florida is a 7.5-point home favorite against South Carolina
  • Kentucky is a 17.5-point home favorite against Vanderbilt

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change

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Ole Miss will be motivated on Saturday by multiple factors; a chance to possibly win the SEC West and the credibility that comes from beating the Crimson Tide. The Alabama football team will be playing for pride and the program’s legacy.