Ole Miss at Vanderbilt: 10/31/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Vanderbilt Commodores (0-3) vs Ole Miss Rebels (1-4)
Game Info: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Vanderbilt Stadium)
Betting Odds: Vanderbilt Commodores +17 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to Vanderbilt Stadium to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Ole Miss Rebels lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 1-4 (1-4 SEC) on the season after being defeated by Auburn Tigers, 35-28, this past Saturday. In a tight back-and-forth game, Ole Miss could not pull off the victory after a Seth Williams 58-yard TD reception for the Tigers gave Auburn the lead for good with just 1:11 left in the 4th quarter. Ole Miss was outgained by Auburn by a 462-444 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rebels was QB Matt Corral who completed 16 of 27 passes for 154 yards, 1 TD, & 2 INT while also adding 88 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 10 carries.
On the season, Ole Miss is averaging 34.8 ppg on 521.0 total yards per game (300.6 passing yds/g; 220.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Ole Miss has been led by QB Matt Corral who has completed 67.3% of his passes for 1,434 yards, 12 TD, & 9 INT while also rushing for 258 yards & 2 TD on 61 carries. The top receiving threats for the Rebels and Corral have ben Elijah Moore (47 rec, 591 yards, 3 TD), Kenny Yeboah (19 rec, 438 yards, 4 TD), Jonathan Mingo (13 rec, 188 yards, 3 TD), and Dontario Drummond (7 rec, 112 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Ole Miss backfield has been Jerrion Ealy (85 att, 429 yards, 6 TD) and Snoop Conner (65 att, 294 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing their opponents to average 44.6 ppg on 556.0 total yards per game (299.2 passing yds/g; 256.8 rushing yds/g).
The Vanderbilt Commodores are still searching for the first victory after falling to 0-3 (0-3 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the South Carolina Gamecocks, 41-7, October 10th. Vanderbilt continues having trouble finding way to generate offense and had no chance of fighting back after the Gamecocks took a 27-7 lead late in the 3rd quarter. Vanderbilt was outgained by South Carolina by a 485-249 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Commodores was RB Keyon Henry-Brooks who has 72 rushing yards on 13 carries.
On the season, Vanderbilt is averaging 8.0 ppg on 256.7 total yards per game (145.3 passing yds/g; 111.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Vanderbilt has been led by QB Ken Seals who has completed 61.5% of his passes for 411 yards, 3 TD, & 4 INT. The top receivers for the Commodores have been Cam Johnson (9 rec, 127 yards, TD), Amir Abdur-Rahman (8 rec, 122 yards, TD), and Ben Bresnahan (11 rec, 97 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Vanderbilt backfield has been the duo of Ja’Veon Marlow (33 att, 148 yards) and Jamauri Wakefield (37 att, 116 yards).
Defensively, Vanderbilt is allowing their opponents to average 33.0 ppg on 451.7 total yards per game (240.7 passing yds/g; 211.0 rushing yds/g).
The Rebels are 1-4 ATS on the season and 1-2 ATS in their last 3 road games. The Commodores are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
This is a lot of points for an 1-4 Ole Miss team to cover on the road, but I just cannot see how I can back a Vanderbilt team that ranks 97th in scoring offense & 65th in scoring defense while also not playing a live game in three weeks. The Rebels defense leaves a lot to be desires and certainly will allow a few points, however, as I think the Ole Miss passing attack will have plenty success in this one, I’m taking Ole Miss to cover this large road spread. Good Luck.