Texas vs. Missouri Bowl Prediction
Will the Texas Longhorns pull off a small upset when they take on the Missouri Tigers in the Texas Bowl at 9:00 p.m. ET?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Missouri. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are 3-point favorites to beat the Longhorns, who opened as a 1-point underdog before the number jumped to a field goal. The Total, meanwhile, hit the board at 60 but climbed to 61.5.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: As of Wednesday afternoon, 56% of betting tickets were on the Tigers to cover and 66% of the money is also on Missouri.
INJURY REPORT: Damarea Crockett (shoulder) is probable to play tonight for the Tigers but Dimetrios Mason (personal) and Nate Strong (personal) are both out for the year. For the Longhorns, Chris Warren is skipping the game and Toneil Carter is suspended. Brandon Jones and Shane Buchele will play, however.
WHO WE LIKE: Texas. The Longhorns are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record and has covered the spread in five of their last six neutral site games as well. They're also 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven non-conference games and are 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall.
The Tigers, meanwhile, have failed to cover in seven of their last 10 games coming off an ATS loss. They're also just 5-17 at the betting window in their last 22 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games played the month of December.
TEXAS BOWL PREDICTION: TEXAS LONGHORNS +3