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The LEGAL Week 13 college football betting guide: RIVALRY WEEK


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On Aug. 1, 2018, betting on sports became legal in Mississippi. Federal and state law now protect your God-given right to drive to Biloxi and blow hard-earned money on the over/under of some Tuesday night MAC game. To help guide you through the first season of legal college football gambling (because you certainly weren’t taking advantage of gray-area internet gambling sites before!), we’ve set up this weekly betting guide.

The betting guide needed a week to manage flu season, so our very humble and heartfelt apologies for no guidance last week.

From a couple weeks back, we notched another very disappointing 2-2 week to bring our season total to a whopping 20-25-1. We’re on the brink of no return to a losing season if we can’t get things right this week and championship week.

Unfortunately for us, rivalry week can be one of the most unpredictable weeks of the season, so we need to summon all our good juju to make this work. I’m currently sitting on a pile of rabbit’s feet eating a bowl of Lucky Charms with horseshoes duct taped to my body.


No. 21 Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Bet State to COVER -11.

If nothing else, I’m okay with being wrong here. State will clearly come in extremely motivated after an embarrassing Egg Bowl loss last season in Starkville. Nick Fitzgerald and the Bulldog rushing attack is going to give the Rebels some problems. Yes, they are pretty much one dimensional, but they also have a pretty great defense. Ole Miss just looks to be a rudderless boat heading into the last game of the season, and I could see a 20-point loss coming to the Rebels.

Georgia Tech at No. 5 Georgia

Bet UGA to COVER -17.

Georgia Tech is extremely pesky, but Georgia seems to be on a mission to destroy anyone in their path to Bama and a repeat SEC Championship. Last year, Georgia won by 31 points in Atlanta, but the last two times they met in Athens, the Yellow Jackets were victorious. Those were Mark Richt teams, however, and Kirby Smart won’t lay off the gas in this one.

No. 13 Florida at Florida State

Bet the Gators to COVER -4.5

Florida State had an improbable comeback victory over Boston College last week to flirt with bowl eligibility after an extremely slow start. The Gators are going into Tallahassee just playing for a better bowl game at this point. Dan Mullen could have Florida in a New Year’s Six bowl just one year after a losing season. As much as I don’t want that to happen, it probably is going to happen. Florida wins by a touchdown.

No. 4 Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State

Bet Michigan to COVER -4.5.

Ohio State has looked somewhere between subpar and mediocre for the last few weeks. Michigan has looked like they are getting better every week and have positioned themselves on the cusp of a College Football Playoff four-seed. Shea Patterson will eventually be exposed against an elite defense, but Ohio State is not that at all. Michigan wins by a touchdown, milk and steak will rain from the sky.

So where’d we go wrong this week? Are there any other games you think are can’t miss? Comment or tweet @RedCupRebellion.