Tennessee favored by 2.5 against Missouri on Saturday
Missouri Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds
Missouri travels to Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-5 mark in Week 11 action with a victory over the Volunteers.
This season the Volunteers are 4-5 overall and 3-6 ATS against the number, while the Tigers are 4-5 and 4-4-1 ATS. As for the totals, Tennessee is 8-0 on the OU, and Missouri is 2-6.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Volunteers in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 79-rated Volunteers and the No. 54-rated Tigers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 31-29 win for the Volunteers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 24-ranked offense (36.8 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 38 at 22.6 PPG. The Volunteers passing attack has averaged 323.1 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (185.6 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 41-rated road run defense, allowing 147.3 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.
Missouri was a 14-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (21) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Tigers suffered a Week 10 loss against Florida in their last game, falling 14-7 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Tennessee was a 55-48 winner in its last match at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 103 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tyler Bray's 530-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Tennessee earned a 55-48 win over Troy on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Tigers at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Missouri's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri's last 5 games on the road
Missouri is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Missouri is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games
Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Missouri home to Syracuse, Saturday, November 17
Tennessee at Vanderbilt, Saturday, November 17