Missouri Tigers vs. Florida Gators Pick-Odds-Prediction 10/19/13
Florida Gators (4-2) at Missouri Tigers (6-0)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +3 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC, MSG, ESPN3, GamePlan
The Missouri Tigers and the Florida Gators face off on Saturday in SEC college football action.
The Missouri Tigers are coming off of their biggest win since joining the SEC as they knocked off the Georgia Bulldogs but in the process lost QB James Franklin. With Franklin out Missouri turns to redshirt Freshman Maty Mauk to start at QB after seeing limited action thus far this season. Missouri is averaging 45.7 points per game and 515.7 yards. Russell Hansbrough leads Mizzou in rushing yards gained with 391 and he has three tocuhdowns and Henry Josey is averaging 5.5 yards per carry with seven touchdowns. The Missouri pass catchers are led by Marcus Lucas with 30 catches and a touchdown, L’Damian Washington with 29 catches and seven touchdowns, and Dorial Green-Beckham has 27 catches and four touchdowns. Defensively Missouri is allowing 23 points and 419.3 yards per game with 13 interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and 17 sacks. Andrew Wilson has 44 tackles, E.J. Gaines has 34 tackles and three interceptions, and Michael Sam has six sacks. Missouri will need to make up for the loss of Franklin somehow.
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The Florida Gators are coming off of their second loss of the season as they lost at LSU last week. Florida is averaging 21.8 points per game and 367.8 yards and they have turned the ball over 10 times. QB Tyler Murphy has completed 66,7 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and an interception and he has also rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns. The UF running attack is led by Mack Brown averaging 3.7 yards per carry with three touchdowns and Matt Jones is averaging 4.3 yards per carry with two touchdowns. The Florida pas receivers are led by Trey Burton with 26 catches and a touchdown, Solomon Patton with 22 catches and four touchdowns, and Quinton Dunbar with 21 catches. The Florida defense is one of the toughest in the nation allowing 13 points and 235.3 yards per game with eight interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 11 sacks. Antonio Morrison has 35 tackles, Michael Taylor has 35 tackles, and Jaylen Watkins has 30 tackles. The Gators are going to go as far as their defense takes them.
Missouri is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six SEC games, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Florida is 7-18-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 1-7 against the spread following a loss.
I am not expecting much scoring with two backup QB’s here and two decent defenses so my free pick is a solid on the under. I also have a play on who covers the spread and I will post the team that covers the spread in the Premium Area.