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Vanderbilt opens as 2.5-point home favorite against Ole Miss. Okay!

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Please don’t bet on this game.

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When the Ole Miss-Vandy opening line drops.
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Due to the merciless governing institutions of NCAA football, Ole Miss must travel to Nashville on Saturday to play the Vanderbilt Commodores. This game is never fun for anyone involved, and 2018’s installment certainly appears set to offer up a very on-brand shit-show.

And part of that on-brand shit-show will include betting. And in this case, very weird betting. Betting that shouldn’t take place, because this little ditty between the Rebs and ‘Dores opened with Vandy favored by 2.5 points.

Let’s break this down a bit. Normally college football betting will give the home team in the neighborhood of three points up front, because home field advantage is felt to be that odorous at the college level. What this opening betting line represents is that projections and the final line will probably come down to a toss-up, which yeah, that feels about right.

OddsShark currently projects a 35-32 Ole Miss victory, for whatever that’s worth at the moment. They haven’t published an over/under yet, but Ole Miss games are prone to exceed the over this year. The Rebs are currently 3-7 against the spread, and early spread consensus nods toward Ole Miss with a 57 percent chance of winning.

So, again: a toss-up. If we were to offer ANY betting advice at the moment, take the earliest OVER that you can that’s in the window of 60-65 points, and with some confidence. Remember, Vandy is playing this game with bowl eligibility on the line. POINTS POINTS POINTS.