Where: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
When: Saturday, November 10, 12:00 PM. ET.
Fresh off an upset win over the 11th ranked Florida Gators, the Missouri Tigers will be trying to become bowl eligible with a win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday afternoon.
Commodores Looking For Second Consecutive Win
The Commodores are coming off a win over Arkansas, which was their fourth win of the season. They will be going for their second consecutive win, which will put them one win away from becoming bowl eligible when they face the Tigers on Saturday.
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 3, 2018
Vanderbilt is averaging 25.6 points per game, but they will need to play much better on the offensive end to have a chance against a Missouri team with one of the best offenses in the country.
Kyle Shurmur has completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,037 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions. With the Tigers giving up 279.9 passing yards per game, Shurmur should be able to move the ball effectively through the air on Saturday.
Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who leads the team with 667 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, will have a harder time moving the ball on the ground against a Missouri team that is giving up 125 rushing yards per game.
Defensively, the Tigers will need to do a better job against the run than they have done this season, giving up 196.7 rushing yards per game. If they can stop the Tigers from running the ball, they will give themselves a chance to win this game.
Tigers Looking For Third Win In Last Four Games
The Tigers bounced back from a three-game losing streak by winning two of their last three games. They are coming off an upset of the Florida Gators and will be trying to win their second game in a row and third in their last four contests when they face the Commodores.
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) November 5, 2018
Missouri has done a great job offensively this season, averaging 36 points per game, which is 28th in the country. Quarterback Drew Lock has done a great job leading the offense, completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,394 yards, 19 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
The Tigers have also done a great job running the ball with the two-headed monster of Larry Rountree III, who has 666 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, and Damarea Crockett, who has 577 yards and six touchdowns.
Defensively, the Tigers are giving up 27.6 points per game, but they have played well over their last two games, giving up 32 combined points. If they play like they did in their last two games, they should be able to get their sixth win of the season and make themselves bowl eligible.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November.
- 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 conference games.
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Tigers have played well against the spread this season, winning four of their last five games and seven of their last nine games against teams with losing records. The Commodores have struggled against the spread, losing nine of their last 13 conference games and seven of their last 10 games after gaining more than 200 rushing yards in their previous game.
Prediction: Missouri Tigers -14.5
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone under in five of Vanderbilt’s last seven games after a straight up win and in 15 of their last 23 road games. The total has also gone under in 10 of Missouri’s last 14 home games against teams with losing records and in the last four games between the two teams.
Prediction: Under 65
Half-Time Side Pick
The Tigers will win the first half of this game because they are averaging 27.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games while the Commodores are averaging 16.3 points per game. They are also outplaying the Commodores defensively, giving up 11 points per game in the first half of their last three games while Vanderbilt is giving up 11.3 points per game.
Prediction: Missouri Tigers -8
Half-Time Total Bet
The Commodores and Tigers have played well offensively in their last three games, but with both defenses playing well in the first half of their last three games, it will be difficult for the teams to go over the total in the first half.
Prediction: Under 34