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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Missouri Tigers Citrus Bowl Betting Prediction and Odds

Minnesota Golden Gophers

vs

Missouri Tigers
Thursday, January 01, 2015 1:00 PM ET
Florida Citrus Bowl

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to end a six-game SU bowl game losing streak when they face the Missouri Tigers in the Citrus Bowl. The Gophers' last bowl win came over Alabama in the 2004 Music Bowl, but SEC teams have dominated the Big Ten in the former Capital One Bowl, going 5-1 SU and ATS in the last six.

The Tigers had a six-game SU winning streak ended by Alabama in last week's 42-13 loss in the SEC Championship Game, but are 2-0 SU and ATS in their last two bowl games with the total finishing OVER in their last three. Mizzou is also 8-2 SU in their last 10 against Big Ten teams, going 6-4 ATS.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Missouri Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Missouri Tigers pegged as -6.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Computer Prediction: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Missouri Tigers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-27 victory for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Missouri Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Missouri battles the Minnesota Golden Gophers, currently with a 8-4 mark (8-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 6-7 for the Tigers and 5-6-1 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Missouri vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 65-rated Missouri Tigers and the No. 55-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers in this matchup.

How Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Missouri Tigers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Missouri Tigers No. 79-ranked offense (27.38 PPG) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 36 at 23.42 PPG. The Missouri Tigers passing attack has averaged 195.85 yards per game, less than the Minnesota Golden Gophers give up through the air (201.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Golden Gophers own the league's No. 46-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 156.4 yards per game when on the road. Missouri, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

David Cobb went over the 100-yard mark (118) in his team's latest effort, but Wisconsin still defeated Minnesota by a score of 34-24.

Derrick Henry went over the 100-yard mark (141) in his team's latest effort, but Alabama still defeated Missouri by a score of 42-13.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Missouri Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Missouri is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Missouri is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

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