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.
I’m seeing State as a 9.5 to 11.5 point favorite over #OleMiss, depending on your book of choice, for Thursday’s Egg Bowl.— Chase Parham (@RivalsChase) November 18, 2018
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.