|2012 SEC College Football Week 7 Odds & Spread: Alabama vs. Missouri|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:30|
Alabama vs. Missouri Odds
Alabama is 5-0 on the season, 2-0 in the SEC and 1-0 on the road. Missouri is 3-3 overall, 0-3 in conference play and 2-2 at home. Both teams come into this game at 2-3 against the spread. Missouri is 2-1 all-time against Alabama, but the last meeting came in 1978.
Trends show that Alabama is 8-3 against the spread in its last 11 conference games and 6-1 ATS in its last 7 road games. Missouri is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games after a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Alabama is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tide are getting odds of -21.5 points at Missouri. The over/under total for the game has been set at 43 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 21 points. The spread quickly added the hook and didn’t change from there.
Alabama is coming off a 33-14 win over Ole Miss last week. It was the Tide’s smallest margin of victory yet this season. Alabama is currently first in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing just 7 points per game. The Tide are also 17th in offensive scoring, averaging 40.2 points per game. The team is being led by running backs Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon, who have combined for 606 yards and 6 TDs on the ground.
Missouri is coming off a 19-15 loss at home to Vanderbilt. The Tigers have struggled in their move to the SEC, allowing 22.8 points per game on defense while scoring 25.3 points per game. The Tigers also have been plagued by injuries, losing their starting quarterback and running back during the year. Right now, Missouri is being led by Kendial Lawrence, who has rushed for 487 yards and 5 TDs this season.
In terms of Injuries, Missouri quarterback James Franklin is out with a knee injury while running back Marcus Murphy is questionable with a finger issue. Alabama nose tackle Brandon Ivory is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Alabama. The Crimson Tide are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -21.5 points at Missouri on Saturday.