POSTPONED: Missouri vs Vanderbilt Commodores College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/17/20
Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2) at Missouri Tigers (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -18.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
UPDATE- THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Missouri Tigers meet in SEC college football action from Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field on Saturday night.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will be searching for their first win after a second straight 41-7 loss, this one to South Carolina last time out. Ken Seals has thrown for 411 yards, 3 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 61.5% passing while Ja’Veon Marlow has rushed for 148 yardsand Jamauri Wakefield is second on the team in rushing with 116 rushing yards. Cam Johnson leads Vanderbilt’s receiving groups with 127 receiving yards while Amir Abdur-Rahman has 122 receiving yards and Ben Bresnahan has a team-high 11 grabs for 97 yards this year. Defensively, Dayo Odeyingbo has a team-high 2.5 sacks and a team-high 18 total tackles, a number he shares with Anfernee Orji who also has 18 total tackles.
The Missouri Tigers will try to build off of their first win of the season coming in the form of a 45-41 win over LSU last time out. Connor Bazelak has thrown for 692 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception on 71% passing while Larry Rountree III leads the Tigers in rushing wit 270 rushing yards and a touchdown. Jalen Knox leads Missouri in receiving with 14 grabs for 156 yards while Tyler Badie has 126 receiving yards and a pair of TDs and Damon Hazelton also has 100+ receiving yards for the Tigers this season. Defensively, Nick Bolton leads the Tigers with 36 total tackles, half of which came solo. Trajan Jeffcoat also has a team-high 3 sacks this season.
Trends will be updated once they’ve been released.
I’m not sure that Vanderbilt loses 41-7 here for the third straight week, and maybe there’s a bit of a letdown for Missouri after such a high-profile win over LSU last time out. However, I’ve seen nothing from Vanderbilt in their first three games to make me want to take them in this spot. The issue I have is that I’m not sure I trust Missouri to have back-to-back scoring outbursts either, even against the Vandy defense. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. I could easily see this being just a bad game of football where it’s played mostly inside the 20s and finishing in like a 24-10 or 24-7 type of game. Give me the under.