Vanderbilt vs. Missouri - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (5-5) at Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Vanderbilt Stadium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have SEC action on the gridiron as the Missouri Tigers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores from Nashville in a college football matchup on Saturday evening.
The Missouri Tigers will look to climb back above .500 after winning 4 straight following their 50-17 rout of Missouri last time out. Drew Lock threw for 217 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception on 13 of 28 passing, while the Tigers has a field day on the ground, with Ish Witter logging 216 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and Larry Rountree III chipping in 155 yards and a TD of his own on 18 carries. Emanuel Hall caught 5 passes for a team-high 102 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Johnathon Johnson and J’Mon Moore each logged a touchdown catch in the win. Defensively, Mixxou combined for 5 sacks, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble that they also recovered, all while holding Tennessee to 285 yards of total offense and a 4 for 14 mark on 3rd down in the win.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores will still be hunting for their first conference win of the season after falling to 4-6 and 0-6 in SEC play after a 44-21 loss to Kentucky. Kyle Shurmur threw for 308 yards and a touchdown with 4 interceptions on 30 of 43 passing, while also rushing for a touchdown as well. Ralph Webb ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries, while Trent Sherfield led Vandy with 8 catches for 81 yards. C.J. Duncan added 7 catches for 70 yards, while Kalija Lipscomb recorded the lone Vanderbilt receiving TD in the losing effort. Defensively, an Oren Burks sack and forced fumble which he also recovered, were the lone individual highlights for Vandy as they allowed 427 yards of total offense to Kentucky in the blowout.
Missouri is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games. Vanderbilt is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I nailed both teams last week, as I called Missouri beating the feathers off of Tennessee and I got Kentucky right as an underdog as Vanderbilt had no right being favored, and I’m going to call more of the same here. Missouri has been lighting it up offensively, scoring 45 or more in each of their last 4 games, while Vanderbilt has given up 34 or more points in all of their conference games this season. This is another game where I see Mizzou lighting it up offensively en route to a big road win and cover.