|ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: Tennessee vs. Missouri|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:00|
Tennessee vs. Missouri Odds
Missouri is 7-1 overall, 3-1 in the SEC, 4-1 at home and 6-1-1 against the spread. Tennessee is 4-4 overall, 1-3 in the SEC, 0-3 on the road and 4-4 against the spread. Missouri won last year’s meeting, 51-48 at Tennessee.
Trends show that Missouri is 7-2 against the spread in its last 9 games following a loss and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 conference games. Tennessee is just 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Missouri is the favorite at home, as the Tigers have odds of -11 points. The over/under total for the game has been set at 60 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Missouri favored by 13 points. The spread made a quick drop to 11. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 60 points.
Missouri is coming off a 27-24 double overtime loss to South Carolina last week for its first loss of the season. The Tigers held a 17-0 lead entering the final quarter but saw the game fall apart. The game ended with a short field goal missed that could have extended the contest. Missouri is now averaging 41.8 points per game on offense, while giving up 22.8 points per game on defense. Quarterback James Franklin is dealing with an injury, but Maty Mauk has thrown for 585 yards and two touchdowns in his place. Henry Josey has added 573 rushing yards with eight touchdowns.
Tennessee is coming off a 45-10 loss at Alabama last week. The Volunteers have met ranked opponents in five of their last six games, not counting this week. Tennessee is giving up 29.3 points per game this season, while posting 27.9 points per game on offense. Quarterback Justin Worley has thrown for 1,239 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season, but also has eight interceptions. Rajion Neal is leading the offense with 763 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt (knee) and defensive back Riyahd Jones (calf) are both questionable for the game. Missouri has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Missouri, as the Tigers are getting 59% of the wagers with odds of -11 points against Tennessee on Saturday.