Kentucky vs. Missouri - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (1-3) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats face off in SEC conference action on the gridiron in week 6 college football action from Lexington.
The Missouri Tigers will look to bounce back after a 3rd straight loss, this time by a final score of 51-14 at the hands of Auburn in their last outing, falling to 1-3 this season, including 0-2 in SEC play. Drew Lock completed 23 of his 39 pass attempts for 216 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception in the loss. Damarea Crockett led the team with 57 rushing yards on 13 carries, while Johnathon Johnson caught a team-high 10 passes for 85 yards. J’Mon Moore hauled in a pair of passes for 35 yards and a touchdown, while Crockett also added a TD grab out of the backfield for Mizzou in the loss. Defensively, it was a frustrating outing for Missouri, giving up 482 yards of total offense in the loss while being dominated in the time of possession battle, holding onto the ball for just under 26 minutes in the loss.
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The Kentucky Wildcats will look to build on their current 4-1 record after a 24-20 win over Eastern Michigan in their last outing. Stephen Johnson went 18 for 27 from under center, racking up 175 yards and a pair of passing TDs. Benny Snell Jr. led the Wildcats’ ground attack with 21 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Juice Johnson led Kentucky’s receiving corps with 8 receptions for 61 yards. Greg Hart and Tavin Richardson each contributed a receiving TD in Kentucky’s winning efforts. Defensively, the Wildcats combined for 4 sacks, a pair of interceptions and a fumble recovery, highlighting a decent outing from the Kentucky D, giving up 312 yards of total offense in the win.
Missouri is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall while the under is 13-5 in their last 18 conference games. Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve made a lot of money so far going against Missouri here, and that’s not going to change against Kentucky. Outside of Lock’s 7 TD game to open the season, the Tigers have been a train wreck, not being able to keep points off of the board. In Lock’s 7 TD game, Mizzou still gave up 43 points to Missouri State. Kentucky is looking like a team that could surprise a few people come bowl season and have killed the spread against the SEC, so I’ll lay the points with Kentucky here.