CFB Week 8 Picks: Texas at Missouri Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
Saturday, 24 October 2009 12:42
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Texas at Missouri

After beating its biggest rival last weekend, No. 3 Texas needs to avoid a letdown on Saturday when the Longhorns travel to Missouri to face the Tigers at 8PM ET from Memorial Stadium.

Bet Texas at Missouri
Texas defeated Oklahoma 16-13 in the Red River Rivalry last Saturday to get past is biggest foe on the road to the Big XII title. Despite a 6-0 record, the Longhorns have underwhelmed this season and are 1-4-1 against the spread. One strong point for Texas has been on defense, where the Longhorns lead the country in rushing defense, allowing just 225 yards on the ground through six games and limiting opponents to 1.3 yards per-carry on the year. Texas currently ranks sixth in total defense, holding opponents to 247.7 yards per-game. While the defense is soaring, the offense has struggled. Colt McCoy has thrown for 1,537 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, but has seven interceptions as well. Vondrell McGee has rushed for 260 yards and two scores on the season while Tre’Newton has 203 yards and three scores. The lone bright spot may be Jordan Shipley who has caught 51 passes for 605 yards and three scores. D.J. Monroe has also done well as a return man, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns this season.

Missouri got off to a 4-0 start, but has lost back-to-back games to ranked opponents in Nebraska and Oklahoma State. The Tigers scored just 29 combined points in the two losses. Along with the 0-2 mark in the Big XII, the Tigers are also 2-3 against the spread. Blaine Gabbert has thrown for 1,620 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season, with Danario Alexander catching 44 passes for 627 yards and five scores. In the running game, Derrick Washington has 416 yards on 98 carries with three scores. Defensively, Missouri has performed well, holding opponents to just 20.3 points and 336.8 yards per-game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Texas 13-point road favorites over Missouri on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 50.5.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

TEXAS is 4-3 against the spread versus MISSOURI since 1992

TEXAS is 6-1 straight up against MISSOURI since 1992

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

TEXAS is 1-0 against the spread versus MISSOURI over the last 3 seasons 

TEXAS is 1-0 straight up against MISSOURI over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at MISSOURI since 1992

MISSOURI is 2-1 against the spread versus TEXAS since 1992

TEXAS is 2-1 straight up against MISSOURI since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
TEXAS

[LB] 09/21/2009 - Jared Norton out for season ( Shoulder ) 

[S] 09/30/2009 - Christian Scott out for season ( Academics ) 

[WR] 09/30/2009 - Brandon Collins out for season ( Academics ) 

[TE] 08/19/2009 - Blaine Irby out for season ( Knee ) 

[TE] 08/19/2009 - Ian Harris out for season ( Neck ) 

[OG] 09/26/2009 - Mason Walters missed last game, "?" Saturday Oct 10 vs Colorado ( Foot ) 

[TE] 08/19/2009 - D.J. Grant out for season ( Knee ) 

MISSOURI

[QB] 09/04/2009 - Blaine Dalton has left team ( Dismissed ) 

[LB] 09/25/2009 - Josh Tatum missed last game, "?" Thursday 10/8 vs Nebraska ( Back )
Texas at Missouri Current Odds
Texas Longhorns -13 Over 50.5 (-550)

Missouri Tigers +13 Under 50.5 (+375)

Player Props:

Total touchdown passes for Colt McCoy (TX): Over/Under 2.5

Total completions for McCoy: Over/Under 26.5

Total passing yards for McCoy: Over/Under 266.5

Total rushing yards for Vondrell McGee (TX): Over/Under 29.5

Total rushing attempts for McGee: Over/Under 8.5

Total receptions for Jordan Shipley (TX): Over/Under 8.5

Total receiving yards for Shipley: Over/Under 95.5

Total receptions for Dan Buckner (TX): Over/Under 5.5

Total receptions for James Kirkendoll (TX): Over/Under 3

Total pass attempts for Missouri: Over/Under 40.5

Total touchdown passes for Missouri: Over/Under 1.5

Total rushing yards for Derrick Washington (MS): Over/Under 60.5

Total rushing attempts for Washington: Over/Under 14.5

Total receptions for Danario Alexander (MS): Over/Under 7.5

Total receiving yards for Alexander (MS): Over/Under 100.5

Total receiving yards for Jared Perry (MS): Over/Under 67.5

Total receptions for Wes Kemp (MS): Over/Under 2

Total receptions for Jerrell Jackson (MS): Over/Under 2
Bet Texas at Missouri
Posted: 10/24/09 5:42PM ET

 

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