Missouri Tigers (6-5) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (7-4)
November 26, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -14 / Missouri Tigers +14; Over/Under: -62.5
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri Tigers square off Friday afternoon in week 13 SEC college football action in the Battle Line Rivalry at War Memorial Stadium. The Missouri Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Missouri Tigers have lost three of their last four road games. Connor Bazelak is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 2,483 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Keke Chism and Tauskie Dove have combined for 952 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tyler Badie has 53 receptions. The Missouri Tigers ground game is averaging 173.5 yards per contest, and Badie leads the way with 1,385 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Missouri is allowing 34.7 points and 447.2 yards per game. Martez Manuel leads the Missouri Tigers with 70 tackles, Isaiah McGuire has 4.5 sacks and Jaylon Carlies has 4 interceptions.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have won five of their last six home games. KJ Jefferson is completing 66 percent of his passes for 2,316 yards, 20 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Treylon Burks and Tyson Morris have combined for 1,280 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, while Warren Thompson has 18 receptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 222.7 yards per contest, and Trelon Smith leads the way with 555 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 24.6 points and 376.4 yards per game. Bumper Pool leads the Arkansas Razorbacks with 107 tackles, Tre Williams has 6 sacks and Montaric Brown has 4 interceptions.
The Tigers are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Razorbacks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Tigers last 14 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Razorbacks last 7 home games. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are the better team, should be favored and should win, as their offense likely gives a poor Missouri defense issues. However, the Missouri Tigers are coming off a strong win over Florida and has quietly turned their season around over the last month. Also, this is a rivalry where four of the last five meeting have been decided by 10 or fewer points. Last year, Missouri won outright as 2.5-point underdogs. I’ll grab the two free touchdowns.