Missouri vs. South Carolina - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri vs. South Carolina
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM (Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field)
Missouri Tigers -9.5 -- O/U: 64 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Missouri Tigers meet in a week 4 SEC conference college football matchup from Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field on Saturday afternoon.
The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to bounce back after falling back below .500 at 1-2 after a 47-23 loss against Alabama in their last outing. Ryan Hilinski has thrown for 606 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 69% passing while Rico Dowdle leads South Carolina in rushing with 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. Tavien Feaster has 169 rushing yards, Kevin Harris has 147 rushing yards and 2 TDs and Mon Denson also has 118 rushing yards to make up the four Gamecocks that are in the 100-yard rushing club through 3 games this season. Bryan Edwards leads South Carolina’s receiving group with 15 grabs for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns while Shi Smith has 158 receiving yards and Kyle Markway has 11 receptions for 120 yards and 2 scores. Ernest Jones leads South Carolina’s defense with 22 tackles, including 10 solo tackles and 12 assisted while R.J. Roderick has 19 tackles and Javon Kinlaw has a team-high 3 sacks so far this season. As a team, South Carolina is averaging 501.3 yards of total offense and 38.3 points per game this season.
The Missouri Tigers will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 50-0 thrashing over Southeast Missouri State in their last outing. Kelly Bryant has thrown for 798 yards, 6 touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 67.7% passing while Larry Rountree III has 287 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns this season to lead Mizzou’s rushing attack. Tyler Badie has added 197 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns while Jalen Knox leads Missouri’s receiving group with 192 receiving yards and Albert Okwuegbunam has 138 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Cale Garrett leads Missouri with 28 tackles including 20 solo tackles while Nick Bolton has 20 total tackles split 10 solo and 10 assisted. As a team, Missouri is averaging 473.3 yards of total offense and 39.7 points per game this season.
South Carolina is 12-5-3 ATS in their last 20 conference games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Missouri is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference games. South Carolina is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game as it could genuinely go either way ATS. Points with South Carolina are tempting considering that the Gamecocks put forth a decent showing against Alabama, but South Carolina was still at home and the fact is that they still have a freshman QB under center and going on the road to Missouri is no tall task a week removed from playing Bama. Missouri is thriving with Kelly Bryant under center right now, and I just think at home, Missouri will end up being too much for the Gamecocks, so I’ll lay the points with the Tigers in this one.