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Outback Bowl game odds: Opening line for Indiana vs. Ole Miss

We’ve got an early look at the opening odds for the Outback Bowl game between the Indiana Hoosiers and Ole Miss Rebels.

Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Jack Tuttle (14) throws a pass during warmups prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium.  Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Hoosiers should be among the teams most upset they are not taking part in a New Year’s Six bowl game, but they will settle for the Outback Bowl against the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday, Jan. 2. The game will kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET in Tampa, Florida. It can be seen on ABC and the WatchESPN app.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Ole Miss Rebels

Point spread: Indiana opened at -7, currently -6.5
Point total: Opened at 70, currently 66.5

How they got here

Indiana comes in with a 6-1 record with its only loss coming against the Ohio State Buckeyes by just seven points, and the Big Ten changed its preseason rules to get Ohio State into the conference title game ahead of Indiana. The Hoosiers will have taken a little less than a month off when this game starts as they haven’t played since Dec. 5.

As for Ole Miss, if you’re looking for an entertaining football game, you need to check out the Rebels. In Lane Kiffin’s first season, The Rebels went 4-5 in SEC play for fifth place in the West. In over half of its games, either Ole Miss or the opponent scored more than 50 points this season.

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