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One early opening line for Ole Miss' 2024 schedule has been released

11by:Jake Thompson04/30/24


The calendar is a day from flipping to May and the Ole Miss 2024 college football season is four months away, but that does not stop the oddsmakers from releasing some early lines to provide as fodder in the Summer doldrums.

With plenty of big-game matchups in Week 0 or Week 1 the sports books are releasing spreads for the late August and Labor Day weekend games, but for Ole Miss its lone early line is for a game closer to Thanksgiving than the end of Summer.

Of the Rebels 12-game schedule the one game that has an early line is its November 9 rematch with Georgia in Oxford.

Both sportsbooks that have released an early line has Ole Miss as the underdog against the Southeastern Conference runner-up from a season ago. Though despite how last year’s meeting in Athens became a 52-17 rout that Lane Kiffin wanted to forget as soon as possible, the Rebels are much closer home ‘dogs this year.

Fan Duel has Georgia as a 3.5-point favorite while Vegas Insider lists the game with the Bulldogs a 5.5-point favorite. But then there is the Action Network that seems a little more bullish on Ole Miss’ chances for an early November win, listing the home team as only a 1.5-point underdog.

Lines vary as the season gets closer and once it begins. With this game being the 10th on the Rebels schedule there is plenty of opportunity for that line to swing back and forth a handful of times before kickoff.

The 2024 schedule is very favorable on the front end to Ole Miss and its College Football Playoff desires.

Once again the Rebels are going back to the old school, traditional schedule format of playing all four non-conference games in the first four weeks of the season before starting the eight-game SEC gauntlet.

Home games against Furman (August 31), Middle Tennessee (September 7) and Georgia Southern (September 21) are sandwiched around a road trip to Wake Forest (September 14).

Kentucky comes to Oxford on September 28 to kick off the SEC slate before playing at South Carolina on October 5. That will be the first game in Columbia for Ole Miss since the 2009 game, Rebel fans remembers so fondly.

Games at LSU (October 12) and Arkansas (November 2) and a home game against SEC newcomer Oklahoma (October 26) are the last three opponents before the Georgia game. Ole Miss has the potential to once again make a game with the Bulldogs very meaningful for postseason positioning due to the expanded 12-team CFP format.

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