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by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, October 16, 2008

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The Mississippi Rebels and the Alabama Crimson Tide will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Crimson Tide listed as 13-point favorites versus the Rebels, while the game’s total is sitting at 49.

Jevan Snead threw for 241 yards and one touchdown for Mississippi as they lost 31-24 to South Carolina in Week 6.

The Rebels failed to cover the 1.5-point spread, while the final score played OVER the day’s posted total of 42.5.

Glen Coffee ran for 218 yards on 25 carries with a touchdown to lead Alabama past Kentucky 17-14 in Week 6.

Alabama couldn’t cover as 17-point home favorites as the game played under the 44.5-point total listed by oddsmakers.

 

 

 

Current streak:
Alabama has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Mississippi: 3-3 SU, 3-2 ATS
Alabama: 6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS

Mississippi most recently:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 1-9

Alabama most recently:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
Mississippi is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Mississippi is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Mississippi
Alabama is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Mississippi
Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Mississippi at Arkansas, Saturday, October 25
Alabama at Tennessee, Saturday, October 25

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