Tennessee Volunteers (6-4) at Missouri Tigers (5-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 21, 2015, 7:15 PM (EST)|
The Line: Missouri Tigers +9 -- Over/Under:
The Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday in a SEC week 12 college football battle.
The Missouri Tigers are 5-5 this season and are a win away from being bowl eligible for Head Coach Gary Pinkel’s final season. The Missouri offense is averaging 15.2 points and 297.7 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 14 times. Mizzou QB Drew Lock has completed 51.9 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and six interceptions. Ish Witter leads the Tigers in rushing with 457 yards and J’Mon Moore has 26 catches. The Missouri defense is allowing 14.7 points and 297.7 yards per game with eight interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, and 27 sacks. Kentrell Brothers leads Missouri in tackles with 128, Michael Scherer has 75 tackles, and Anthony Sherrils has 56 tackles. Missouri played with a ton of emotion again BYU on Saturday and we can expect the same intensity here.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-4 this season and they are looking to improve their bowl positioning. The Tennessee offense is averaging 34 points and 421 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 12 times. Vols QB Joshua Dobbs has completed 59.1 percent of his passes with 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions and he has rushed for seven touchdowns. Jalen Hurd leads the Tennessee rushing attack with 887 yards and 10 touchdowns and Josh Malone has 27 receptions and Von Pearson has 26 catches. The Tennessee defense is allowing 21.8 points and 381.1 yards per game with six interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 19 sacks. Jalen Reeves-Maybin has 89 tackles to lead the Volunteers, Brian Randolph has 55 tackles, and Derek Barnett has seven sacks. Tennessee has already fallen well short of expectations this season but with a few more wins they can land in a nice bowl.
Missouri is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. Tennessee is 1-4 against the spread following a win. 0-4 against the spread in November, and 0-7 against the spread following a win by more than 20 points.
Missouri played inspired football on Saturday but they are up against it here as far as win but their defense should keep them to within a cover.