Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) hands off to running back Jerrion Ealy (9) during a morning NCAA college football practice on the Oxford, Miss., campus, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
- The Louisville Cardinals take on the Ole Miss Rebels at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, Sept. 6th
- Offense is expected as the total for this game is currently at 75
- See the best player and team scoring props for this game below
Week 1 will close out with a bang when the Louisville Cardinals battle the Ole Miss Rebels at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kickoff from the fast track in Atlanta, Georgia is scheduled for 8:00pm ET on ESPN.
This game is expected to see some points as the total opened at 74.5 but has been but up to 75 even though less than half of the early wagers have been on the over. Ole Miss is favored by 9.5 points at the moment after opening as 7.5-point favorites. Everybody seems to like the Rebels to put up a ton of points while getting the job done tonight
Player props are becoming a more popular way to bet football and now we are seeing them regularly in the college football ranks. DraftKings has given us a few to choose from on either side for tonight’s game.
Louisville vs Ole Miss Player Props
|Malik Cunningham (Louisville)||271.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)|
|Matt Corral (Ole Miss)||352.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)|
|Malik Cunningham (Louisville)||2.5 (Ov -110 / Un -120)|
|Matt Corral (Ole Miss)||3.5 (Ov +150 / Un -210)|
|Running Back||Rushing Yards|
|Jerrion Ealy (Ole Miss)||83.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)|
|Braden Smith (Louisville)||51.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)|
|Jonathan Mingo (Ole Miss)||60.5 (Ov -115 / Un -115)|
All odds taken Sept. 6 from DraftKings
Jerrion Ealy Can Fly
Everyone and their brother thinks we are going to see 100 points tonight which obviously makes bettors think about the quarterbacks and wide receivers. As we all know, passing leads to points. But one position we can’t forget about are the running backs. Namely, Jerrion Ealy of Ole Miss.
Jerrion Ealy can score from anywhere…
Even his own endzone 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jgq9igfUUZ
— PFF College (@PFF_College) June 25, 2021
Ole Miss is not just going to line up and throw the ball every single time tonight. They will sling it around a lot but they will run it and when they do, Ealy is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Last season he went over this total five times in nine games (once against Alabama) and was a carry or two away from doing it two other times.
Ealy has multiple paths to this number tonight as he could grind his way in an Ole Miss beatdown. If he carries the ball 15 times, he should get home. He also offers the home run path where he takes one for 60+ yards leaving little to do on his other carries. Either way, we should see him go for at least 84 yards on the ground tonight.
The Pick: Jerion Ealy Over 83.5 rushing yards (-115)
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Malik Cunningham Will Show Out
I originally wanted to see a Malik Cunningham rushing number but unfortunately there was not one posted. We may have dodged a bullet though because after looking at his game logs, he’s feast or famine on the ground.
He could have 200 yards or 30. That isn’t great when the books would likely set the total around 50.
Instead, maybe we should think about taking his passing yards total over the number.
— Bet The Pigskin (@betthepigskin) October 31, 2020
We expect Ole Miss to put points on the board tonight and that bodes well for Cunningham’s passing numbers. His passing yards prop is currently 271.5 yards which looks high at first glance, but is it?
Last season, Louisville gave up 34 or more points in four games. In three of those games Cunningham went over 272 passing yards. If we see another shootout tonight, Cunningham could easily go for 300+ passing yards tonight.
- The Pick: Malik Cunningham Over 271.5 passing yards
John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it.