Authored by College Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl game on Wednesday December 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (9-3) Ole Miss Rebels of the SEC West Division will make the trip from the The Magnolia State to the Peach State to take on the (11-1) Texas Christian University Horned Frogs of the Big-Twelve Conference 2014 NCAA Football Bowl action. The teams will play at the Georgia Dome, home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. This Sports Handicapper believes Ole Miss success in 2014 was due to a tremendous recruiting call in 2013, and the Rebels will be a tough out in 2015. The TCU Horned Frogs feel they were supposed to be in the first ever BCS four-team playoffs. The betting line has Ole Miss as a four-point underdog Against The Point Spread, and the total is at 56 for Wednesday game.
The 2014 lost three of five straight up down the stretch but beat in-state rivals Mississippi State in their final regular season game. Ole Miss handed the Alabama Crimson Tide their only loss of the season on October 4th and expectations went through the roof. Mississippi has one of the best defensive lines in all of College Football headed by tackle Robert Nkemdiche. Nkemdiche and safety Cody Prewitt are dominant players, and the high powered TCU offense is in trouble. Ole Miss is 4-0-1 Against The Spread their last five Bowl games. The betting odds in 6-0 their last six following a straight up loss. The Rebels dropped four of five NCAA Football Against The Point Spread Predictions down the stretch, going over the betting odds total once and staying under four times. Ole Miss will be without their best offensive player; Illinois native Laquan Treadwell, lost for the season against Auburn. Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace has to play within himself; he is the key to a Rebels victory. The defense must control the line of scrimmage.
The 2014 TCU were predicted to finish third in the Big Twelve Conference, but head coach Gary Patterson and his staff had different ideas. TCU lone loss was at Baylor 61-58 in a shootout on October 11th. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin quiet critics and was invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, he can flat out play. TCU has eight players back on both sides of the football from a team that went 4-8 in 2013. TCU is 4-0 Against The Point Spread their last four out of Conference. The Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS their last four NCAA Football bowl games. TCU is 3-2 Against The Spread their last five away from Fort Worth, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under once. The key to a TCU win is for the offensive line to hold up against one of the best defenses in all of College Football.
Free Pick: Ole Miss+4.