Ole Miss Rebels (4-3) vs Texas A&M Aggies (5-3)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 12:00 pm EST
Location : Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Ole Miss Rebels vs Texas A&M Aggies
The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to College Station Texas to Kyle Field to battle the Texas A&M Aggies for an SEC showdown on Saturday afternoon at noon. The Rebels are coming off a high scoring affair with the Gamecocks of South Carolina to where they would drop the game by a 48-44 score as USC needed a late stop to pull of the victory. The Aggies, on the other hand, continue to reel at a terrible time of the season as they dropped their last two outings with a 28-24 road loss to the Auburn Tigers in their last outing. The last time these teams met was on November 18, 2017 as the Aggies picked up the 31-24 road win despite the Rebels out-rushing the Aggies by almost 100 yards.
Ole Miss Rebels's Latest Performance :
The Rebels have won only one conference matchup this season. Furthermore, they have suffered greatly due to a defense that ranked in the 100’s in every major defensive category while allowing 36 points per game to their opponents. Their offense, on the other hand, is ranked in the top 50 in every major offensive category while being in the top 15 in points scored per game (39), passing yards (353), along with total yards per outing (547). With that being said, they will now face an Aggies team that is allowing just 22 points per game while being ranked 2nd in stopping the rush in allowing only 72 yards rushing per.
Look for the Rebels to possibly exploit the Aggies pass secondary that is allowing 244 yards to their opponents on a weekly basis. In all, if they are to pull out a victory and become bowl eligible, they will need to take advantage of A&M’s pass secondary which has proven time and again that they are no stranger to giving up the big play. Expect Jordan Ta’amu, who threw for over three hundred yards in his fourth straight game, along with Scottie Phillips (six TD passes in last four games) to be the tip of the spear in getting the win.
Texas A&M Aggies 's Latest Performance :
The Aggies are averaging 29 points for the year; However, in their last two games, they are only putting up 13.5 points per game due to lackluster offensive performances in two road games versus Mississippi State along with Auburn. The Aggies would, however, go into the half versus the Tigers up 17-14, yet the offense went nonexistent versus in the second half. Kellen Mond passed for 212 yards and a TD, but had an interception in the game while while Trayveon Williams led the rushing attack with 107 yards along with two scores in the much-needed win.
In fact, Williams also had 75 yards receiving in the matchup while his 100 yard day marked his third outing going over the century mark in five games, overall. Nonetheless, the last loss may have ruined the Aggies chances of advancing within the division rankings. Of course, with a remaining schedule that includes LSU to end the season along with a UAB team, they will be playing for bowl positioning as they need a win over an Ole miss squad that is certainly giving up points to their opponents.
How Ole Miss Rebels & Texas A&M Aggies Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Ole Miss is 3-5 ATS while the OU is 5-3
Texas A&M is 6-2 ATS while the OU is 3-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be a great game as both teams will be needing a win for Bowl positioning while both having lost three straight games while seeking to get back on the wining track. The Aggies really need to focus in this matchup particularly on the defensive side as the Rebels are a truly dangerous team with Ta’amu under center. Also, Mond, despite his recent troubles, continues to be an effective signal caller along with Williams as they will look to take advantage of their opportunities as they come versus an Ole Miss defense.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Texas A&M Aggies
My reason for the pick :
While the Aggies have not only won at home in four games this season with their only loss being to Clemson by two points, they are also 4-1 ATS in games in College Station. Also, despite the offensive prowess for the Ole Miss Rebels, they have been a different team on the road as they have put up an average of only 25 points in their last two. With that being said, the Aggies will certainly have to come out of their slump at some point. Why not let is be versus a team in Ole Miss that allows too many points while also being only 0-2 ATS in their last two road matchups.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the under to be the play in this matchup as I happen to believe that the Aggie defense will control the trenches in this matchup. And while the Offense for Texas A&M will play much better as well, expect the under to be the strong play due to Ole Miss’s scoring taking a hit due to the physicality and strength of the Aggie defense. In all, look for the total to not surpass its set limit in this matchup as the Aggies will neutralize the offense for the Rebels while keeping the score lower than usual.
Betting trends for Ole Miss Rebels:
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi’s last 5 games
- Mississippi is 6-13-2 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Mississippi’s last 7 games on the road
Betting trends for Texas A&M Aggies :
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas A&M’s last 5 games
- Texas A&M is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Texas A&M is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Mississippi
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M’s last 6 games when playing Mississippi