Ole Miss Rebels (1-0) vs. Tulane Green Wave (1-0)
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Tulane Green Wave 9/9/2023 – Ole Miss Rebels and Tulane Green Wave both kicked off their 2023 seasons on an upbeat note and meet on September 9th at 3:30 PM ET to square off at Yulman Stadium; you can catch this exciting match-up live on ESP2.
Ole Miss Rebels have shown signs of improvement this season despite some inconsistency, with a 1-4 straight-up record in their last five games. Key players for Ole Miss include running back Quinshon Judkins (13 rush attempts for 60 yards with an impressive average yards-per-attempt rate), as well as wide receiver Tre Harris (6 receptions, totalling 133 yards and 4 touchdowns in their most recent match-up.)
Tulane Green Wave have gone undefeated against both straight-up and spread betting records in their last five games, boasting Makhi Hughes as running back with an average 5.1 yards per rush attempt and Jha’Quan Jackson at wide receiver with 35.3 reception yards as a significant downfield threat. For more insights, check out our free college football picks.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Tulane Green Wave Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
Jaxson Dart QB vs. Michael Pratt QB
Ole Miss’ Jaxson Dart and Tulane’s Michael Pratt appear to be shaping up as one of the star matchesups of this anticipated game. Dart has come into his last outing firing on all cylinders, boasting a 78.3% completion rate with 334 passing yards at a 78.17% completion rate – impressive given his passer rating of 257.6! His stats showcase his proficiency at keeping the offense moving consistently across medium range and deep throws, evidenced by 14.5 yards-per-attempt and 38 yard longest pass! His performance shows him to be both capable of throwing short timing routes as he is launching deep balls; making him hard to defend.
Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt stands out with an outstanding 93.3% completion rate and 346 passer rating. Not only has he completed passes; each pass attempt averaged 19.6 yards-per-attempt average with his longest pass at 48 yards! Pratt’s ability to challenge defenses vertically and open up the field for his offensive unit stands out in this scene. While Dart may offer more consistent medium-range accuracy, Pratt could prove pivotal with one big play that changes the outcome of a game in an instant. Both quarterbacks offer distinct styles and dangers; therefore creating an intriguing battle that could shape its outcome.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss Rebels -290, Total Odds: 66.5
Ole Miss is a -7.5 favorite with a moneyline of -290 and total at 66.5, while Tulane comes in as +7.5 favorite and offers +245.
Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
Ole Miss has gone just 1-4 in their last five games straight-up; however, when facing Tulane they are 4-2 against-the-spread and 6-0 straight-up, which suggests they generally perform well against this particular opponent. Furthermore, Ole Miss has hit the over in 6 of 9 games overall and in four out of five road contests, which may play into their total set at 66.5.
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
Tulane has had great success against-the-spread over their last five games, going 5-0 against it, with four home wins (four of which hit OVER). They’ve also performed exceptionally well against teams from the Southeastern Conference (with an 0-11 straight-up record).
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Tulane Green Wave 9/9/2023 Betting Picks
Given all of the data and strengths and weaknesses of both teams, my prediction would be Ole Miss to cover the -7.5 spread. Tulane may boast impressive recent form and ATS stats, yet Ole Miss’s historical dominance over Tulane combined with their lack of success against SEC teams sways my decision toward them.
Betting the total would also be wise, considering both teams’ trends; taking an OVER 66.5 bet would also be smart given that both have quarterbacks who can score plenty of points, and recent games from both have featured high-scoring affairs. This match-up promises to provide plenty of entertainment while potentially yielding financial gains for smart bettors. For more guidance, check out our free expert sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Ole Miss 42, Tulane 31