The LSU Tigers play the Ole Miss Rebels. See our college football odds series for our prediction and choice for Ole Miss vs. LSU.
The Ole Miss Rebels, who are unblemished this season, reached the Sugar Bowl last year. They are thriving under Lane Kiffin’s leadership. The fact that the new and improved Rebels can win games with both their offence and defence over the previous two seasons (2021 and 2022) under Kiffin has become one of their defining traits. To win games, they don’t need lot score a tonne of goals. Last season, Ole Miss used timely defensive plays to win several tough games. Red-zone stops allowed Ole Miss to defeat Kentucky this year by keeping the Wildcats at bay. Ole Miss lost to Kentucky even though they scored fewer than 28 points. In his time at USC, Lane Kiffin forgot to play defence. His squads were weak and easily manipulated. Kiffin learned how to build a complete programme and assemble a team that could triumph on both sides of the ball from Nick Saban and during his time as head coach at Florida Atlantic. Although it must be noted that Ole Miss has a backlogged schedule and will start to learn a lot more about itself starting with this game against the LSU Tigers, the squad has reiterated the significance of creating offense-defense balance.
Now that the Seminoles have dropped three straight games, LSU’s loss to Florida State in the season opener appears worse. After the Vols upset Alabama, the loss to Tennessee doesn’t seem as bad. However, LSU appears to be a squad that will drop at least four if not five games. There is a hard timetable. On the schedule, Alabama is still to come. Not an easy task, Arkansas. Texas A&M will not either. Winning versus Ole Miss would send a strong message that LSU is prepared for a difficult and demanding second half of its schedule.
By defeating the Florida Gators by 45 points last week in The Swamp, LSU did advance. An offensive that has occasionally stumbled was able to maximise its talent. Florida has a weak defence that has had trouble this season, so it should serve as a warning for that game. According to doubters, LSU needs to perform at that level against a much better defence. While detractors may have higher expectations for this offence, perhaps the fact that it performed well alone will spur quarterback Jayden Daniels to continue improving. Ole Miss might be in peril if Daniels can perform to the best of his skills and make this offence very dangerous.
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College Football Odds: Ole Miss-LSU Odds
Rebels of Ole Miss: +1.5 (-110)
LSU: -1.5 (-110) (-110)
Over: 70.5 (-110) (-110)
Under: 70.5 (-110)
Why Ole Miss Could Cover the Spread
As was already said, the Rebels have a defence that can win games even when the offence isn’t performing at its best. Ole Miss ought to be able to control Jayden Daniels because he has a history of being inconsistent at a very high level and blows hot and cold. The Ole Miss defence will fare well against this opponent.
Why LSU Could Cover the Spread
Ole Miss quarterback Jaxson Dart will make mistakes occasionally throughout each game he plays, giving LSU the advantage it needs to win. In this game, Daniels might not direct many 80-yard scoring drives, but mistakes by Ole Miss might give LSU the short fields it will likely need to win.
Final Ole Miss-LSU Prediction & Pick
When it matters most, Ole Miss’ defence will halt Daniels in its tracks. Though inconsistent, both quarterbacks are gifted. Daniels is most likely to commit the largest errors of the contest. Win for Ole Miss.
Final prediction and pick for the Ole Miss-LSU game: Ole Miss +1.5
Ole Miss vs. LSU prediction, odds, and selection for the college football game on October 22, 2022, were first published on ClutchPoints.