Ole Miss Rebels vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Preview

09 / 19 / 2023 By Ally Mielnicki

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Sports bettors in Tennessee can look forward to an upcoming thrilling college football betting option. It is the highly-anticipated clash between the 15th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels, boasting a perfect 3-0 record, and the 13th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, with a strong 2-1 start, adding excitement to the SEC rivalry.

When: September 23, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Watch: CBS

Ole Miss Rebels Tide Preview

The Rebels have looked great so far in their first three games, but have been against weaker teams. Their recent success was against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, where they won 48-23.

They consistently maintain an impressive record, averaging 526.7 total yards per game, with 349.7 of those gained through their passing game. Defensively, they excel by allowing a mere 350.3 total yards, with just 226.7 coming from passing plays. This exceptional equilibrium underscores their dominant performance.

Presently, the Rebels are scoring an average of 52.6 points per game while conceding only 16.6. However, this margin is expected to narrow when they face the Crimson Tide, a team undoubtedly more formidable than their previous adversaries.

In the prior season, Ole Miss concluded with an 8-5 overall record, including a 4-4 record in the SEC West. They are currently on an upward trajectory and appear poised to improve upon last year’s performance.

Alabama Crimson Tide Preview

The Crimson Tide are finally out of the top 10 rankings for the first time since 2015. They bounced back after their loss to the Texas Longhorns in Week 2, with a 17-3 win over the South Florida Bulls. This was close to start, as they tied 3-3 heading into halftime.

To this point, their offensive prowess has translated into an average of 367.7 total yards per game, with 196 of those gained through passing plays. In contrast, their defensive unit has been rock-solid, conceding only 309.7 total yards per game, with opposing teams predominantly relying on passing plays to muster 189.7 yards. This promising ratio, however, underscores the importance of both facets of their game shining brightly if they hope to overcome the Rebels.

Up until now, they have been consistently putting up an impressive 32.3 points per game while holding their opponents to a mere 14.6 points. Despite their formidable defense, the upcoming clash with the Rebels presents another significant challenge.

The Crimson Tide closed out the previous season with an impressive 11-2 overall record, including a 6-2 mark in the SEC West, securing the top spot ahead of the fourth-ranked Rebels. Emerging victorious in this encounter would further cement their status as a dominant force in the conference.

Betting Odds

If you are thinking about placing a wager on this game, be sure to explore ZenSports’ sportsbook. The odds for this matchup indicate that the Crimson Tide have a strong chance of winning by at least a touchdown, with market data suggesting a 65.9 percent probability of their victory.

Ole Miss Rebels

Spread: +7 (-110)

Alabama Crimson Tide

Spread: -7 (-110)

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