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Peach Bowl Betting Preview: Ole Miss Rebels vs. Penn St Nittany Lions

December 30, 2023


The 2023 Peach Bowl will take place on Saturday, December 30th, and will feature the 11th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels playing the 10th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in Atlanta, Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the game scheduled to take place at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday afternoon and will air on ESPN.

 

Ole Miss finished in 2nd place in the West Division of the SEC with a record of 10-2 while finishing the regular season on a two-game winning streak which included a 17-7 win in the Egg Bowl against their in-state rivals, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, on Thanksgiving Night.

 

The success of the Rebels this season can be attributed to their offense as they enter this game averaging 34.83 points per game while featuring an above-average passing and rushing offense as they enter this game averaging 179 rushing yards and 262.58 passing yards per game. 

 

Jaxson Dart played a pivotal role in the success of the offense as he led the team in passing as he completed 208 of 318 attempts for 2,985 yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing for 377 yards and seven touchdowns. The defense for the Rebels was also above-average as they allowed an average of 22.33 points per game. The Ole Miss Rebels will look to end the season on a three-game winning streak when they face the Penn State Nittany Lions.

 

The Penn State Nittany Lions enter this game ranked 10th in the College Football Playoff rankings with a record of 10-2 which led to a 3rd place finish in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference with their losses coming against the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

The success of Penn State this year can be attributed to their defense as they had the 3rd best scoring defense in the nation as they enter this game allowing an average of 11.42 points per game. 

 

The scoring-offense was above-average as well as they enter this game averaging 37.17 points per game, however, the offense struggled in their two losses as they averaged 13.5 points per game against Ohio State and Michigan which caused their Offensive Coordinator, Mike Yurcich, to be fired after the 15-24 loss at home against the Michigan Wolverines. The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they play the Ole Miss Rebels in the 2023 Peach Bowl on Saturday afternoon.

 

BookMaker has the Penn State Nittany Lions listed as 4-point favorites against the Ole Miss Rebels in the 2023 Peach Bowl on Saturday afternoon. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will face each other in college football. The Ole Miss Rebels are 8-4 ATS overall and 1-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-3 ATS overall and 9-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

 

Penn State struggled in their biggest games this season as they lost both games in which they played Top 15 teams with losses against the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines, however, they have one of the best defenses in college football this season and have been one of the best teams at covering the spread as a favorite as they are 9-1 ATS as a favorite this season.

 

Penn State's defense leads the country and will control the line of scrimmage. They will control the ball and limit turnovers and be able to pressure Jaxson Dart the Ole Miss QB.  Should be a low scoring game that the Nittany Lions win.  

 

Spooky Express Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions -4

Spooky Express Pick #2: Under 51