Mississippi blew a 31-10 halftime lead against Jacksonville State and wound up losing the game outright in double overtime 49-48. Rebels head coach Houston Nutt wasn’t pleased at all with that performance and you just know he will have his troops completely focused for this game.
Coach Nutt will be happy to see Tulane too. Ole Miss has dominated the Green Wave in the last nine meetings posting a solid 9-0 SU and 6-3 ATS record. The Rebels have been at their best too when priced as a big favorite of -19 or more notching a perfect 6-0 SU and ATS record in their last six.
Tulane does return 12 starters from last season and the Green Wave’s season-opening 27-21 home win over Southeastern Louisiana is noted. However, Wave head coach Bob Toledo is going to have his hands full with this embarrassed Mississippi bunch. Technically speaking, as a home underdog, Tulane is a soft 20-41-2 ATS including a pathetic 2-13 ATS in this role priced at +13 or more. Also, against SEC competition, the Green Wave has been calm posting a weak 2-33 SU and 14-21 ATS mark including a nasty 1-11 SU and 2-10 ATS in this role in their own backyard.
Ole Miss dedicated the 2010 season to their lost teammate Bennie Arbam. A blemish to Jacksonville State in the home opener will only fuel the Rebels more. With the ESPN2 cameras rolling, watch Coach Nutt’s kids take out their frustrations on the home team. Take Mississippi! Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker. Be sure to get more NCAA football betting picks from Tom at Touthouse.com