West Virginia vs. Missouri Total Pick
Two historically strong offensive programs meet up today when Missouri hosts West Virginia at Noon ET. Will the two go over the total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
319 West Virginia vs. 320 Missouri
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Noon ET – Memorial Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Missouri is the favorite at home in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -14 points against WVU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 62.5 points. The public betting currently has 66 percent going on Missouri as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Missouri slips up against Wyoming
The 2019 season didn’t get off to a great start for Missouri, as the Tigers suffered a 37-31 loss at Wyoming last weekend. The Tigers were a 15-point road favorite coming into the game and they went well over the 53.5-point total.
Missouri had a 537-389 advantage over Wyoming in total yards, but the Tigers committed three turnovers in the loss. Missouri gave up 297 rushing yards in the loss. Offensively, the Tigers were able to air the ball out with former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant, who threw for 423 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant spread the ball around nicely, as five different players had over 60 receiving yards. On the ground, Missouri had just 114 rushing yards on 42 carries.
WVU fends off James Madison
West Virginia had its first game under new coach Neal Brown last Saturday in a 20-13 win over James Madison at home. The Mountaineers pushed as a 7-point favorite while going well under the 52.5-point total.
The Mountaineers were typically an offensive power under Dana Holgorsen, but they were held to just 294 yards against James Madison, which is typically a FCS contender. WVU did hold James Madison to just 328 total yards. WVU couldn’t establish much of a run game, as they had just 34 yards on 24 carries, an average of 1.4 ypc. Austin Kendall led the team with 260 passing yards and two touchdowns. Tevin Bush caught four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.
College Football Betting Trends
Missouri has hit the under in six of their last seven against Big 12 teams and in five of their last seven overall.
The Mountaineers have hit the over in nine of their last 11 against losing teams and in seven of their last 10 road games against a team with a losing record.
Missouri looks like it will have a prolific offense this season as long as it can avoid turnovers. The Tigers moved the ball well last week and should do more of the same against West Virginia, which has struggled defensively for years. WVU didn’t look impressive on offense against James Madison, but the Mountaineers should move the ball against this Missouri defense. I see a lot of game-breaking plays taking place in this one, as the two cruise to the over.
College Football Week 2 Prediction: West Virginia/Missouri Over 62.5