Vanderbilt Commodores (4-5) at Missouri Tigers (2-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday in week 11 SEC college football action.
The Missouri Tigers are 2-7 this season and they have lost their last 5 games. The Missouri offense is averaging 31.8 points and 487.3 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 17 times. Tigers QB Drew Lock has completed 54.3 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Damarea Crockett leads the Mizzou rushing attack with 683 yards and 8 touchdowns and J’Mon Moore is the top receiver with 39 catches and 6 touchdowns and Dimetrios Mason has 34 catches and 2 touchdowns. The Missouri defense is allowing 30.4 points and 470.3 yards per game with 11 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, and 15 sacks. Danavin Newsom is Missouri’s top tackler with 59 tackles, Michael Scherer has 53 tackles, and Charles Harris has 5.5 sacks. Missouri seems to have fallen off of a cliff this year as they continue to search for answers.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-5 this season and they are coming off of a competitive 7-point loss to Auburn. The Vandy offense is averaging 20.2 points and 312.2 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 8 times. Commodores QB Kyle Shurmur has completed 55.1 percent of his passes with 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Ralph Webb is Vanderbilt’s top rusher with 901 yards and 6 touchdowns and C.J. Duncan is the top receiver with 28 catches and Kalija Lipscomb has 23 catches and 2 touchdowns. The Vanderbilt defense is allowing 21.6 points and 396.7 yards per game with 5 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, and 9 sacks. Zach Cunningham is Vanderbilt’s top tackler with 94, Ryan White has 60 tackles, and LaDarius Wiley has 58 tackles. Vandy needs to win two of their last three games to go to a bowl game.
Missouri is 0-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games, and 0-4 against the spread following a loss. Vanderbilt is 17-8 against the spread in their last 25 road games, 7-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
I am not sure Missouri should be favored against anyone this season and against a Vandy team that plays disciplined football they are in trouble once again. Look for Vandy to get one of the two wins they need to make a bowl game.