The Missouri Tigers (5-6) travel to Little Rock on Friday for an all-SEC showdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-9). Kickoff is set for 2:30 PM EST on November 29th at War Memorial Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on CBS.
Taking a look at the Week 14 college football odds, Arkansas opened as a 11-point home underdog earlier this week. The spread has increased by a full point after early betting, as the Razorbacks are currently available at +12. The total for the game is sitting at 53.5 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Arkansas vs Missouri
Missouri has now lost five straight games after falling 24-20 at home against Tennessee last weekend to drop to 5-6 on the season overall. The Tigers gave up 17 points in the second quarter and couldn’t fully recover despite outscoring the Volunteers 10-7 down the stretch. QB Kelly Bryant went 16/28 for 166 passing yards and a touchdown through the air while Larry Rountree III rushed for just 43 yards on a team-high 16 carries. Tyler Badie was on the receiving end of both touchdowns the offense scored, hitting pay dirt twice despite making just two catches. As a whole, Missouri gained over 250 total yards in the defeat.
The Tigers didn’t have a great outing on the other side of the ball against Tennessee, surrendering over 500 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. Missouri had no answer for Vols WR Jauan Jennings, as he torched the secondary for 115 yards and a touchdown on just five catches.
Arkansas got crushed 56-20 on the road against #1 overall LSU last weekend to fall to just 2-9 on the season overall. The Razorbacks got lit up for four touchdowns in the first half alone en route to their eight consecutive loss. KJ Jefferson didn’t do much through the air, going just 7/14 for 105 passing yards. RB Rakeem Boyd couldn’t find much room the ground, rushing for just 33 yards on 13 carries. Treylon Burks led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in three catches for 80 yards. Overall, Arkansas generated close to 300 total yards of offense and found the end zone twice.
The Razorbacks obviously were brutal defensively against LSU, giving up over 600 total yards of offense and eight touchdowns. Arkansas couldn’t find a way to contain Tigers RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the ground, allowing him to rush for 188 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Missouri -12
I’m leaning towards laying the points and rolling with the road favorite in this SEC matchup, as the Tigers should find a way to win this game outright with relative ease. Missouri should find a way to bounce back on offense here in Week 14 after scoring just 33 total points over their last four games combined. The Razorbacks have been absolutely terrible on defense this season, giving up an average of almost 40 points per game. Arkansas is also just 3-8 against the spread through their first eleven outings. They have also failed to cover the number in three out of their last four home games as well.
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Mizzou has had the upper hand in this SEC rivalry over the past couple of years, going 4-2 against the spread in their last six meetings with the Razorbacks. The Tigers have also averaged over 15 more points per game than Arkansas has during that stretch, which certainly bodes well for their chances of covering a very reasonable 12-point spread. On the other side, the Razorbacks are a brutal 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and just 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings with opponents from the SEC. I’m going to lay the 12 points and take a shot with the road favorite in this matchup – give me Missouri to cover!