Ole Miss Rebels vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Tiger Stadium
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (+2)
Max Johnson and the LSU Tigers (4-5) host the Ole Miss Rebels (4-4) at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Ole Miss opens this game as 2-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 73.5.
The last time they played, the Ole Miss Rebels took the field against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and took home the victory by a score of 31-24. Jerrion Ealy paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 16 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this outing. He racked up a total of 93 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per run. Elijah Moore was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 139 yards on 12 receptions. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per reception for that contest. Matt Corral went 24/36 with 385 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception.
The Rebels have attained 4,508 total yards for this campaign. Offensively they maintain an average of 207.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 26th in Division 1. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Ole Miss has compiled 25 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 39.8 PPG. When talking about yards via the pass, the Rebels are giving up 2,485 yds which ranks them 114th in D-1. Overall, they are surrendering 528.5 yards/outing ranking them 139th in college football. The Rebels sit in 131st in Division 1 in terms of team defense, conceding 38.8 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 217.9 rushing yards per game on the year. In their 8 games, they have conceded 310.6 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 72.3%. In total, they have given up 1,743 yards on the ground through 8 games.
Matt Corral has connected on 307 of his career 455 passes for a completion percentage of 67.5%. He is averaging 197.5 yards per game. For his career, Corral has thrown for a total of 4,345 yards with 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 165.2 with a touchdown rate of 7.0% and an interception percentage of 2.9%. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 158 different times totaling 529 yds.
The last time they took the field, the LSU Tigers played the Florida Gators and notched a win by a score of 37-34. Chris Curry paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 64 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per run. Kayshon Boutte was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 108 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 21.6 yards per catch in this contest. Max Johnson went 21/36 with 239 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Tigers rank 54th in D-1 by tallying 29.7 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Tigers have a total of 2,687 yards through the air along with holding an average of 298.6 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 19th in the nation. They have an average of 117.9 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,061 yards in total. The LSU Tigers are averaging 416.4 yards per outing which is good for 49th in college football. LSU has conceded a total of 1,383 rushing yards (153.7 yards per contest) and 15 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Tigers are allowing 33.4 points per game, which has them 107th in the country. This year, they have conceded 301 points. They have conceded 21 touchdowns via the pass and 331.0 yards per contest, ranking them 139th in D-1.
During the 5 games in his college career, Max Johnson has completed 61 of his 99 attempts for 634 yds. He averages 126.8 yds per game through the air with a 132.1 quarterback rating. Johnson has thrown 5 touchdowns compared to 0 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 74 yds on 40 tries. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.1%.
Who will win tonight's Rebels/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rebels +2
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