Ole Miss vs. Indiana Outback Bowl Pick
The Indiana Hoosiers put together an excellent season and will look to cap things off with a win over Ole Miss in the Outback Bowl at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon. Will Indiana roll as a 9.5-point favorite or will Ole Miss come to play as the underdog?
493 Ole Miss Rebels (+9.5) vs. 494 Indiana Hoosiers (-9.5); o/u 67.5
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
12:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 2, 2021
Ole Miss Rebels Game Notes
Mississippi sophomore RB Jerrion Ealy and senior WR Braylon Sanders have both been held out of practice due to undisclosed injuries. Ealy (5'8/180) and Sanders (6'0/190) were both injured during the Rebels' regular season finale against LSU, and neither has returned to practice. They're now in a race against time to get medically cleared, as Mississippi is scheduled to face Indiana in the Outback Bowl on Saturday. HC Lane Kiffin said that, while he has no intention of pulling his team out of the game, there are issues throughout the roster when it comes to injuries and COVID-19 related absences. Mississippi may be able to play Saturday afternoon, but they won't have much margin for error when it comes to the team's depth.
Indiana Hoosiers Game Notes
Indiana redshirt sophomore QB Michael Penix (knee) underwent successful knee surgery on Tuesday. Penix (6'3/218) tore an ACL in his right knee for the second time since 2018 and underwent successful surgery this week. He is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2021 season. The redshirt sophomore was an All-Big Ten selection this year despite missing the last game and a half. He led Indiana to victories over Penn State, Michigan and Michigan state, which is the first time in history that the Hoosiers accomplished that feat.
Ole Miss vs. Indiana Betting Prediction
The Rebels are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record and are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven bowl games. Ole Miss is also 8-2-1 at the betting window in its last 11 neutral site games and has covered in five of its last seven games after allowing more than 450 total yards in its previous contest. On the other side, the Hoosiers are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games and are 3-9-1 against the number in their last 13 contests after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Outback Bowl Betting Prediction: OLE MISS REBELS +9.5