Week 13 College Football Odds: Arkansas At Missouri

Written by on November 22, 2016

Friday is going to be a good day to be a college football fan, as there is a full slate of games on tap to help you overcome that Thanksgiving Day hangover. There are a few games on the schedule for Friday that are incredibly important, as well as a couple that are borderline meaningless. The match-up between thee Arkansas Razorbacks and the Missouri Tigers is a game that falls into the latter category, but is one that you need to watch if you are a fan of offensive football. These two teams are far apart in terms of overall record, but they are pretty darn similar in the way they play. Both can put up big number, but both also have defenses that are as leaky as it gets. This is a game that has the definite possibility of turning into a shootout from the off, so be prepared to tune on and see some major fireworks here. The Razorbacks are favored to win this one by 8.5-points, so let’s review the latest college football spreads.

In Depth Analysis On The Week 13 College Football Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks At Missouri Tigers

When: Friday, November 25 at 2:30 PM EST Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia TV: CBS Live Stream: CBS Sports Network NCAAF Odds: TBA  

Why bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks

The Razorbacks have been infuriating to watch this season, as they go from looking unbeatable one week to awful the next. As we have already said, it is their defense that is usually lacking when things go wrong, as witnessed by their giving up a combined 143 points versus Alabama, Auburn, and LSU, all of which were losses. They also gave up 42 to Mississippi State last week, but at least the offense was able to bail them out in a 58-42 win. Arkansas are particularly susceptible to the ground and pound game, and they have given up 595 rushing yards in just their last two games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are just 5-6 ATS this season, but are 2-1 ATS in road games.

Why bet on the Missouri Tigers

The Tigers have experienced a precipitous drop-off this season, but it’s one that didn’t come as much of a surprise. Missouri are just 3-8 on the season, but more importantly, are just 1-6 in conference play. They have had some success over the years versus Arkansas, though, holding a 4-3 series edge, which includes being 2-0 on home field. The last game in Columbia came in 2014, and it as the Tigers who came up with the win in that one, but the Razorbacks returned the favor last year with a comfortable 28-3 win at home. Missouri are 4-7 ATS this season, but the one stat that really jumps out is that they are 1-5 ATS when going into a game as the underdog.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a game where looking at the OVER might be a good idea, as we are guaranteed to see some big points hit the board. In terms of the other wagers, I like Arkansas to win this one going away in the fourth quarter.

Arkansas Razorbacks 52 Missouri Tigers 40