Vanderbilt Commodores (0-7) at Missouri Tigers (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Missouri Tigers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores as they meet in SEC college football action from Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field on Saturday afternoon in a game added to the schedule.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will still be hunting for their first win of the year after falling to 0-7 after a 38-17 loss to Florida last time out. Ken Sears has thrown for 1,610 yards, 10 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on 66.5% passing while Keyon Henry-Brooks leads the Commodores in rushing with 374 rushing yards. Ja’Veon Marlow and Jamauri Wakefield each have 100+ rushing yards as well for Vandy this season. Cam Johnson leads Vanderbilt’s receiving group with 44 grabs for 448 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Amir Abdur-Rahman and Chris Pierce Jr. each have 300+ receiving yards with Pierce Jr. hauling in a team-high 5 TDs. Ben Bresnahan and the aforementioned Henry-Brooks each have 200+ receiving yards with Bresnahan posting 262 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns this season. On defense, Anfernee Orji leads the Commodores with 47 total tackles while Jaylen Mahoney has a team-high 23 total tackles as part of his 45 total tackles this season. Allan George also has 23 solo tackles and Dayo Odeyingbo has a team-high 3.5 sacks. Andre Mintze has 3 sacks for Vanderbilt as well this season.
The Missouri Tigers will look to build off of a 17-10 win over South Carolina to improve to 3-3 on the year. Connor Bazelak has thrown for 1,304 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 68% passing while Larry Rountree III has a team-high 400 rushing yards with 5 rushing TDs. Tyler Badie has 142 rushing yards as well as 200 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns, placing him 2nd on the team in that regard. Jalen Knox has a team-high 25 catches for 248 yards while Keke Chism, Damon Hazelton, Tauskie Dove and Barrett Banister all have 100+ receiving yards this season for Mizzou. On defense, Nick Bolton leads Missouri with 67 total tackles including a team-high 36 solo tackles and 3 sacks.
Vanderbilt is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog while the under is 11-5 in their last 16 games overall. Missouri is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 home games. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings at Missouri.
Something has to give here with Missouri 3-0 ATS at home and Vandy 3-0 ATS on the road. With that said, both teams have lived up to their billings in that aspect, with Missouri posting wins over LSU and Kentucky as well as a cover at home against Alabama while Vanderbilt hasn’t lost by more than 7 points on the road this season and have been double-digit underdogs in all of those spots. This is a game I think Missouri wins and probably wins by two touchdowns, but Missouri sneaks in the back door and covers. This is just a tad too many points. Give me Vanderbilt and the points in this one.