Ole Miss vs Penn State – Picks and Predictions

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Ole Miss vs Penn State – Picks and Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: December 24, 2023 | Last Updated: December 22, 2023

The Peach Bowl this year will feature a matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels (10-2) and Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2). Betting markets will be available on all College Football betting sites featuring money lines, spreads, totals, props, and several parlay options.

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Head-to-Head: Ole Miss vs Penn State

Between them, the Rebels’ and Nittany Lions’ losses this season have come against Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan. Against opponents that didn’t qualify for the College Football Playoff or spend the season at the top of the rankings, both teams routinely took care of their business.

Penn State finished the regular season with the best yardage defense in college football, allowing only 223.2 yards per game and 3.9 yards per play. They found themselves at the top of the sack list as well, finishing with 49 on the season, and their 11.4 points per game ranks third behind the two teams they lost to – Michigan (9.5) and Ohio State (11.0). Their offense totaled a more-than-respectable 37.2 points per game, including 11.8 points per fourth quarter – the second-highest mark.

Ole Miss hasn’t graded out nearly as well, and their two losses were far more lopsided affairs. Nevertheless, their offense ranks 16th in yards per game (455.6), 20th in points per game (34.8), and 12th in QB rating (161.6). Their defense is inescapably average, however; the Rebels’ record is supported by one-score wins against LSU (55-49), Arkansas (27-20), Auburn (28-21), and Texas A&M (38-35). The Rebels could easily get stuck in a bind if their offense struggles to win on their own against the Nittany Lions’ immovable object of a defense.

How to Bet on Ole Miss vs Penn State

Finding betting markets on the Peach Bowl at an American sportsbook won’t be difficult. Make sure to browse your available betting operators to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, as well as any unique props, parlays, or other promotional offers related to the game.

Ole Miss vs Penn State Odds

  • Money Line: Ole Miss +142, Penn State -172
  • Spread: Penn State -3.5
  • Total: o/u 48.5

Betting Tips for Ole Miss vs Penn State

  • The Under is 3-0 in Penn State’s last 3 games.
  • The Under has hit in 4 of Ole Miss’ last 5 away games.
  • The 1H Under has hit in 8 of Penn State’s last 12 games.
  • The 1Q Under has hit in 10 of Penn State’s last 12 games.

Ole Miss vs Penn State Predictions

Bowl season lends itself to more than a little random chance and unanticipated chicanery, but it’s hard to envision Penn State suddenly struggling to contain Ole Miss after – even in losing efforts – they held Ohio State and Michigan to 12 and 24 points, respectively. If that Nittany Lions defense comes to play, it would take a phenomenal team effort from the Rebels to keep the game close and not let their opponent clamp them down and slowly pull away. Maybe that effort is in their wheelhouse, but the point totals the Rebels have allowed

to their best opponents don’t inspire confidence.

Prediction: Penn State -3.5

Andy Hammel

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