|2013 SEC College Football Week 8 Odds & Total: Florida vs. Missouri|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:00|
Florida vs. Missouri Odds
Florida is 4-2 overall, 3-1 in the SEC, 1-2 on the road and 2-4 against the spread. Missouri is 6-0 overall, 2-0 in the SEC, 3-0 at home and 5-0-1 against the spread. Florida won last year’s inaugural SEC meeting, 14-7.
Trends show that Florida is 3-9 against the spread in its last 12 games and 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games following a loss. Missouri is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Florida is the slight favorite on the road, as the Gators have odds of -3.5 points at Missouri on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 44.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Florida favored by 3 points. The spread quickly added the hook. The over/under total for the game hasn’t changed since opening at 44.5 points.
Missouri picked up a big win last week, beating Georgia on the road, 41-26. However, even in the win, the Tigers got a big blow, losing quarterback James Franklin indefinitely with an injured shoulder. Franklin has thrown for 1,577 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year while rushing for 290 yards. Maty Mauk has the next most pass attempts this year at 6. The offense is averaging over 500 yards per game and 45.7 points per contest while the defense is giving up 23 points per contest.
Florida is coming off a 17-6 loss at LSU last week. The Gators have had both their losses coming in relatively low-scoring affairs, as the offense is averaging just 21.8 points per game, while the defense is holding teams to 13 points per game. Mack Brown and Matt Jones are leading the offense, as the two have combined for 679 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Florida defensive linemen Dominique Easley (knee) and Quinteze Williams (disciplinary) are both questionable. Missouri has no other injuries to report aside from Franklin.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Florida, as the Gators are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points at Missouri on Saturday night.