College Football Week 8 Odds – Tennessee at (3) Ole Miss

Tennessee at (3) Ole Miss (-16, 46.5 o/u)

This afternoon, the Tennessee Volunteers will try to shock the football world and hand the Ole Miss Rebels their first loss of the season. The game is at 3:30 p.m. Eastern at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Texas A&MTennessee at (3) Ole Miss (-16, 46.5 o/u)

This afternoon, the Tennessee Volunteers will try to shock the football world and hand the Ole Miss Rebels their first loss of the season. The game is at 3:30 p.m. Eastern at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

Tennessee has beaten the teams it should beat this year, and lost to everyone else. The Vols are 3-3 with wins over Utah State, Arkansas State, and Chattanooga. But they are 0-2 in the SEC, losing to both Georgia and Florida. Tennessee also lost to Oklahoma in their third game of the year. The Vols put an end to a three game losing streak last week when they destroyed Chattanooga 45-10 and covered the spread as 25.5 point favorites.

The Tennessee players know that beating Ole Miss would garner a great deal of respect within the powerhouse SEC.

“(Facing Ole Miss) is definitely a big opportunity,” Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin said. “Everyone’s been talking about their defense, but we’re going to let everybody know that Tennessee’s defense is here and we’re going to make a statement.”

Ole Miss is one of the sensations of the 2014 season, not only posting a 6-0 record so far, but also going 3-0 in the SEC and 6-0 against the spread. They are well positioned to nab one of the four playoff berths, but still have to play No. 6 Auburn and No. 1 Mississippi St.  The Rebels can’t afford to slip-up against the Volunteers and, as always, will look to their stout defense to set the tone. The Rebels’ D allows the second-fewest points per game in the FBS, surrendering just 11.8 points per week.

Last week, Ole Miss took care of Texas A&M 35-20 at College Station. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze knows whom to thank for the Rebels’ success.

“Our defense — I couldn’t be more proud of the staff and the kids and how they’re playing,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said.

Ole Miss opened as 16-point favorites and the game total sits at 46.5 points.

Tennessee is 5-1 straight-up in its last six games against Mississippi, but 1-5 against the spread.

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MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.