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Tennessee vs. Missouri - 11/22/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Missouri Tigers (8-2) at Tennessee Volunteers (5-5)
Date & Time Saturday November 22, 2014, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -3 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN
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CFB | Missouri Tigers (8-2) at Tennessee Volunteers (5-5)
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The Tennessee Volunteers and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday in Knoxville in a Week 13 SEC college football battle.

The Tennessee Volunteers look like they might have turned a corner playing their best football of the season and winning their last two games. The Tennessee offense is averaging 28.6 points and 381.5 yards per game and is on the move with Joshua Dobbs in at QB where he has completed 61.6 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and two interceptions and he has rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns. Jaylen Hurd leads the Vols in rushing with 716 yards and Alton Howard has 39 receptions as Tennessee’s leading receiver. The Tennessee defense allows 24.1 points and 363.7 yards per game with 19 turnovers created and 29 sacks. A.J. Johnson has 101 tackles and Brian Randolph and Jalen Reeves-Maybin have 59 tackles each. Tennessee is just a win away from being bowl eligible.

The Missouri Tigers control heir own destiny in the SEC and if they win out they are the SEC East Champions and they will go the SEC Championship for the second year in a row.  Missouri is averaging 28.8 points and 330.1 yards per game and they are guided by hit or miss Maty Mauk who has completed 52.4 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Russell Hansbrough leads Missouri in rushing with 591 yards and seven touchdowns and Bud Sasser is Mizzou’s leading receiver with 46 receptions and eight touchdowns. The Missouri defense is allowing 19.3 points and 340.6 yards per game with 17 takeaways and 31 sacks. Michael Scherer has 83 tackles, Kentrell Brothers has 74 tackles, and Shane Ray has 12 sacks. Missouri continues to surprise people though they have been winning regularly for the past two seasons.

Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven SEC games, 3-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Missouri is 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 14-5 against the spread in their last 19 SEC games, and 12-5-1 against the spread following a win.

I appreciate that the Vols are improved and I have been all over it but Missouri just keeps winning and in a game they are a dog in they win outright here.

Pick:
Missouri Tigers +3

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