The Ole Miss football team has been a bettor’s best friend, at least for those backing the Rebels. The SEC West program is a perfect 3-0 against the spread to open the season.
While the Rebs have ultimately beaten each of their spreads thus far, all three gambling wins came down the final few minutes of play. Upset fans who’ve been picking against Ole Miss are now accusing Lane Kiffin of betting on games.
OM has reeled off three impressive wins to start the year, one of which came against a Top 25 foe and another versus an ACC opponent.
None of the final results have been particularly close, with Ole Miss winning each by 17 points or more. Some late scoring in those contests made those differentials a bit wider than they should’ve been.
They also had some major impacts on the outcome for bettors.
In the opener against Mercer, Ole Miss closed as a 59.5-point favorite. The Rebels led that game 66-7 in the final minutes before punching in a touchdown run with just over three minutes left on the clock. They’d win, 73-7, to cover.
In Week 2, a similar story unfolded as Lane Kiffin’s bunch scored three times in the final five minutes to turn a three-point lead into a 17-point blowout. Ole Miss was an eight-point favorite over Tulane, kicking a field goal with less than two minutes remaining to gain a 10-point lead before a fumble recovery score pushed that advantage to three scores.
That game seems like a stretch for those that believe Kiffin is keeping an eye on the spreads, but the next game would solidify their stance.
Week 3 was certainly the most infuriating result for those that bet against the Rebels. As an 18.5-point favorite against Georgia Tech, Ole Miss led by 18 in the final minutes. With the game and ball in hand, the offense opted not to run the clock but to try and score.
And score, they would. A touchdown run with 49 seconds left gave the Rebels a 25-point win, again covering the spread.
That latest game had a few bettors frustrated, to say the least. They’ve now resorted to accusing Lane Kiffin of betting on his own games.
“I just wanna say f*** Lane Kiffin…what a f***ing loser he is!”
The late cover from Ole Miss (-18.5) had this BBOC caller furious at Lane Kiffin 😂pic.twitter.com/QUNaAUxlHx
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) September 18, 2023
“You can’t tell me that [he] didn’t have $500,000 on that game,” the upset gambler vented. “F— Lane Kiffin!”
While on the losing end in this case, the bettor seems to have learned his lesson. He’s rolling with the Rebels in their upcoming matchup against Alabama.
“With that being said, I will be taking Ole Miss next week.”
We’ll see Lane Kiffin and Co. can stay undefeated (both overall and ATS) when they travel to Tuscaloosa.