Missouri Tigers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/2/13
Tennessee Volunteers (4-4) at Missouri Tigers (7-1)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday in SEC college football action.
The Missouri Tigers are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season as they blew a 17 point lead and then they lost in overtime to South Carolina on Saturday. The Missouri offense is averaging 41.8 points and 499.8 yards per game and they have turned the ball over nine times. Maty Mauk has taken over at QB for the injured James Franklin and he has completed less than 50 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Henry Josey has rushed for 573 yards and eight touchdowns and Russell Hansbrough has rushed for 49 yards and three touchdowns. Marcus lucas has 39 receptions and a touchdown, L’Damian Washington has 33 catches and eight touchdowns, and Dorial Green-Beckham has 31 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively Missouri allows 22.8 points and 395.6 yards per game with 15 interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 25 sacks. Andrew Wilson has 58 tackles, Braylon Webb has 56 tackles, and Michael Sam has 10 sacks. Missouri still controls their own destiny and have the inside position to make it to the SEC Championship game.
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The Tennessee Volunteers followed up their win over South Carolina by getting pounded and blow out at Alabama on Saturday. The Tennessee offense is averaging 27.9 points and 362.2 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 15 times. Justin Worley has completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 1.239 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Rajeon Neal has rushed for 763 yards and nine touchdowns and he has 17 receptions and Marlin Lane has rushed for 360 yards and four touchdowns. Marquez North leads the Vols in receiving with 25 catches and a touchdown and Alton Howard has 25 catches and three touchdowns. Defensively Tennessee allows 29.2 points and 420.2 yards per game with 12 interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 12 sacks. A.J. Johnson has 65 tackles, Brian Randolph has 48 tackles and three interceptions, and Dontavis Sapp has 43 tackles. Tennessee is a year or two away from being relevant on the college football scene.
Missouri is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 7-2 against the spread following a loss, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight SEC games. Tennessee is 4-0 against the spread following a game in which they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-1 against the spread in their last five SEC games, and 5-12-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
It is a little early in the week to make a call on this one but I will update this with my free pick by Tuesday Night so please check back then.