The 56th annual Peach Bowl features a first-time SEC vs. Big Ten encounter when the Ole Miss Rebels meet the Penn State Nittany Lions, with plenty to look forward to in the Peach Bowl odds.
The New Year’s Six schedule continues when these pair of 10-2 teams face off in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. If you’re looking to lay a few bucks on this noon matchup, we’ve got the current lines and a few prop bets to consider among the top-rated sports betting apps.
Let’s look at our favorite Ole Miss vs. Penn State odds for the 2023 Peach Bowl.
Peach Bowl Spread, Moneyline, Total
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Spread: Ole Miss , Penn State
Moneyline: Ole Miss , Penn State
Ole Miss vs. Penn State Betting Trends
- Ole Miss vs. Pen State ATS Records: Ole Miss 6-4-2, Penn State 9-3-0
- Ole Miss vs. Pen State Over/Under Records: Ole Miss 9-3-0, Penn State 6-6-0
Peach Bowl Player Props
Both teams look to have most of their complete rosters available for this game. Notable absences are Ole Miss defensive lineman Cedric Johnson (opt-out) and Penn State top pass rusher Chop Robinson (NFL Draft), which may make for an easier lift on the offensive stars.
Peach Bowl Passing Odds
Ole Miss Junior QB Jaxson Dart is enjoying his best passing season with 2,985 yards, which sets a new personal best. He is plus odds to throw for multiple touchdowns and has done so on five occasions this year. That may be the easier play on the day than picking him outright to go Over/Under with not enough payoff.
Penn State QB Drew Allar had an impressive sophomore season with 26 touchdowns and one interception. He is also at a good price to throw more than one TD and did that in half a dozen games. He only has four rushing TDs and did not rush for more than one in a game this season.
Peach Bowl Rushing Odds
Quinshon Judkins led the Ole Miss running game with 1,052 yards and 15 touchdowns. He has scored a touchdown in all but two games. If you’re thinking of shopping him for multiple touchdowns, think it over a bit as he’s only done so on five occasions.
Jaxson Dart is next in line in rushing TDs on the Ole Miss roster with seven. RBs Ulysses Bentley IV and Matt Jones are the only other players to enter the endzone through the ground for the Rebels with a combined six touchdowns.
For Penn State, Kaytron Allen and Nicholas Singleton have split the bulk of the rushing yards this season. Singleton is the team leader in rushing TDs with eight while Allen is right behind at six. Freshman QB Beau Pribula is an unexpected name to have in the mix with six rushing touchdowns himself, and with three coming in as many games to end the season, he might be one you take a gamble on. Allar, as mentioned, had four, and RB Trey Potts is the only other player to rush into the endzone for points for the Nittany Lions.
Peach Bowl Receiving Odds
WR Tre Harris is the man to watch for Ole Miss with a team-high 851 yards and eight touchdowns. Dayton Wade and Jordan Watkins also crossed the 700-yard mark but had less than a handful of TDs apiece.
TE Caden Prieskorn was also a receiving target with 313 total yards and two TDs. Freshman WR Cayden Lee may be a longshot but did catch a couple to take into the endzone. The RBs round out the scoring through the air.
WR KeAndre Lambert-Smith led Penn State with 673 receiving yards but it was TE Tyler Warren that led with seven receiving touchdowns, despite only picking up 295 yards.
TE Theo Johnson was second for the Nittany Lions in receiving TDs with six. After that, Lambert-Smith had four followed by two apiece from WR Dante Cephas and TE Khalil Dinkins. Five players had a TD each to round out the 27 total.
Ole Miss vs. Penn State Analysis and Prediction
A New Year’s Six Bowl is almost always a motivating setting for any college football player. With Atlanta being “SEC territory,” it may feel like they have the home setting for the Rebels despite the neutral field.
For Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss, this game could provide a statement Bowl victory that the team has lacked. The Rebels won the Outback Bowl in Kiffin’s first season but fell in the more prestigious Sugar Bowl the next year and the Texas Bowl a year later. Especially with the recent buzz around the incoming recruiting class and transfers from the portal, this could be the exclamation point to an exciting end of the year.
Of course, Penn State hears those headlines, too. Head coach James Franklin has all the bulletin board material to rile up his team to make a statement of their own. For the ever-growing Big Ten, this would be a great win over the SEC also.
Both teams arrive with one loss in their last five games. With Penn State favored in this one, it feels like a choice to take Ole Miss and the points.
Pick: Ole Miss +4 (-109 at time of publishing), Over 48.5 (-110 at time of publishing)
How to Watch the 2023 Peach Bowl
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 30, 2023
- Time: Noon ET
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Network: ESPN