Missouri vs. Florida Prediction
After a couple of idle weeks due to COVID, No. 10 Florida will be back in action on Saturday night when the Gators host the Missouri Tigers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Gators have been eager to rebound from their loss to Texas A&M a few weeks ago but are the Tigers a good play catching 14 points?
193 Missouri Tigers (+14) at 194 Florida Gators (-14); o/u 61.5
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 31, 2020
TV: SEC ALT
Missouri Tigers Game Notes
Missouri redshirt freshman QB Connor Bazelak completed 21-of-30 passes for 201 yards while carrying the ball 10 times in Saturday's 20-10 win over Kentucky. The burden of the offense was not on Bazelak's shoulders in this one. Rather than carry the team to a victory with some high-flying passes, Bazelak's job was to keep the chains moving and complement RB Larry Rountree's hard-nosed running. Missouri earned over 43 minutes in time of possession thanks in part to Bazelak (6'3/220) keeping the ball safe and completing the simpler passes he needed to complete. That is not a pretty way to win a football game, but a win is a win is a win.
Florida Gators Game Notes
According to ESPN, the Florida Gators have had six new positive COVID cases in the past week. Florida just returned to practice on Monday after having spent two weeks off due to their previous COVID outbreak. Right now, all that is known is that six players have tested positive within the last seven days. It's not known which exact players or how many other players may be subject to quarantining as result of contact tracing. As of now, Florida are still expected to play their game against Missouri on Saturday. Expect more updates on Florida's ongoing COVID issue as the week rolls on and we get closer to game day.
Missouri vs. Florida Betting Prediction
The favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Tigers are just 7-20 against the number in their last 27 road games. Mizzou is also 3-9 at the betting window in its last 12 games as a road dog and is 6-13 against the spread in its last 19 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in its previous game. On the other side, the Gators are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games coming off an ATS loss, are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 conference games and are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
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