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Ole Miss opens as double-digit underdogs against Mississippi State in Oxford

This actually feels about right. Sorry.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Mississippi State
Nov 23, 2017; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Matt Luke kisses the Egg Bowl trophy after the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
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Ole Miss football has lost its last four games. The Rebels face Mississippi State on Thanksgiving night this week, and CLANGA is bowl eligible at 7-4. All three of these facts are true, and these facts are why Ole Miss is a home double-digit underdog to arch-rival Mississippi State this week.

That feels about right, and before you yell at us for admitting that, please consider: the Ole Miss defense is very bad, and Mississippi State’s defense is very good. Let us also present for your consideration OddsShark’s predicted score, which is 41-27. Yes, it could get that ugly.

What’s particularly insulting about this line is that, given an Ole Miss three-point home advantage, sports books still like CLANGA by at least two scores. If you’re betting this game — and mercy why would you bet this game — take State to COVER the lowest spread you can find. That’s advice courtesy of resident betting expert @oneman2beatRCR, so go yell at him on Twitter.