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Ole Miss opens as a small favorite over Texas A&M

Ole Miss opens as a small favorite over Texas A&M

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss opened Sunday as a 3.5-point favorite over Texas A&M in the two team’s upcoming Saturday matchup at Vaught-Hemingway. That spread has dropped as of Monday afternoon to -3.0.

After defeating Vanderbilt, 33-7, the Rebels move to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the SEC. A&M defeated South Carolina, 30-17, last weekend and sits at 5-3 overall, 3-2 in league play. 

Ole Miss has won four games in a row, but will face a challenge with the Aggies, whose record is not necessarily indicative of the amount of four and five-star talent they have across the board, especially on the defensive line. While Ole Miss is No. 4 in the nation in sacks per game with 30 total for an average of 3.75, A&M actually holds the No. 1 spot with 33, for a 4.12 sacks per game average

Coach Kiffin expects A&M to be a tough opponent again this season.

This will be very challenging coming up this week against great players and a team that has given us challenges the last two years playing them. It’s a really big game.

Lane Kiffin on playing A&M

Last year, the Rebels defeated Jimbo Fisher’s bunch in College Station, 31-28, behind true freshman Quinshon Judkins’ 205-yard performance. The Aggies had no answer for the freshman All-American, and his 34 carries in that game still remain a career-high. 

The Rebels need a win Saturday to keep their SEC West hopes alive, while the Aggies need a win to keep Jimbo’s seat from getting even toastier than it already is following A&M’s 5-7 season last year.

Caesar’s Sports Book as the lines as follows as of Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. Of course, these will likely fluctuate throughout the week as we approach kickoff. 

  • Ole Miss money line: -155
  • Texas A&M money line: +130
  • Ole Miss ATS: – 3.0  (opened at -3.5)
  • Texas A&M ATS: +3
  • Over/Under: 53.5 currently (opened at 54)

Game info

Ole Miss and A&M kick off Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. 

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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