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Can Tigers continue to roll vs short-handed Longhorns?

The Missouri Tigers are going for their seventh consecutive win when they face the Texas Longhorns in the Texas Bowl. The Tigers haven’t lost since mid-October and finished second in the SEC East behind Georgia. Mizzou opened as a 3-point favorite to run over the Longhorns.

  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Texas’s last seven games.
  • The favorite is 7-3 SU in the last 10 Texas Bowls.
  • Texas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 bowl games.

The once-dominant Texas program will face an uphill battle to get the victory vs the Tigers. The Longhorns finished 6-6 SU this season but had more problems off the field than on it. They’ll also be short-handed with two of their best players expected to sit out. Starting left tackle Connor Williams and starting safety DeShon Elliott have announced they will not participate in the Texas Bowl so they can prep for the upcoming NFL draft. The good news for Longhorns backers, though, is Texas is 6-1 SU in its last seven games vs Missouri.

The Tigers will be paced by their explosive offense, which averaged just under 40 points per game. Quarterback Drew Lock was sensational this season, leading the nation with 43 touchdown passes and topping 45 points in six straight games. Bettors should seriously consider taking the Tigers to come out with the victory since the Longhorns seem more focused on rebuilding their program for next season with their highly ranked recruiting class.

Texas Longhorns vs Missouri Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri Tigers sport a record of 7-5 and 7-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Texas Longhorns sit at 6-6 and 8-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER totals records are 7-5 for the Tigers and 3-9 for the Longhorns. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Missouri vs Texas injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 33-rated Tigers and the No. 44-ranked Longhorns, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Missouri's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 39.33 PPG, against a Texas defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 21.67 PPG. The Missouri aerial game is averaging 311.92 yards per game, more than the Texas secondary allows through the air, 257.92 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Longhorns feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 69 yards per game. Missouri, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Longhorns were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 27-23 score against Texas Tech.

Drew Lock led the way last time out for the Tigers, connecting for 448 passing yards in a 48-45 victory over the Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.