The 2024 college football season is still over six months away but that does not keep the sportsbooks and odds-makers from putting out predictions of how Ole Miss might fare this fall.
One of the offseason darlings of the transfer season and now the cool pick to make it into the expanded College Football Playoffs and be a real threat for a run at the national title, the Rebels have earned a little bit of trust and confidence from the Vegas experts.
FanDuel released its odds for win totals of the Power (4 now?) conferences with Ole Miss having its slotted at an over/under of 9.5 wins. That is two games better than the win total odds the Rebels were getting ahead of last season.
Coming off the first 11-win season in program history and a second 10-win regular season in the last three years paired with the No. 1 transfer class and a strong retention of one of the top offenses in the nation aids in the boosted odds.
The odds for more than 9.5 wins is set at -144 and less than 9.5 wins is set at +118. Those are not dead-set pick ’em odds but very close to it going either way in the eyes of at least FanDuel.
What could be the factors in keeping the total where it is is the unknowns of the Ole Miss games against Georgia, Oklahoma and possibly LSU. The Rebels do not have a non-conference slate with any major obstacles (depending on one’s view of Wake Forest) and the other five SEC games as of early February on paper do not seem to be posing a threat.
So, it would come down to how Ole Miss does at home against the Bulldogs and the SEC newcomers in the Sooners plus a road trip to Baton Rouge in early October.
The Rebels had the second-best win total odds behind Georgia and Texas with over/under of 10.5 wins. Alabama, LSU and Missouri each have over/unders of 9.5 wins.
Below are all of the SEC over/under win totals from FanDuel:
Georgia – 10.5 wins
Texas – 10.5 wins
Alabama – 9.5 wins
LSU – 9.5 wins
Missouri – 9.5 wins
Ole Miss – 9.5 wins
Tennessee – 8.5 wins
Texas A&M – 8.5 wins
Auburn – 7.5 wins
Oklahoma – 7.5 wins
Kentucky – 6.5 wins
Arkansas – 5.5 wins
Florida – 5.5 wins
South Carolina – 5.5 wins
Mississippi State – 4.5 wins
Vanderbilt – 2.5 wins