We are now at about the halfway point of the college football season and it has already become very clear who the favorites are to be in the playoffs. The top 4 or 5 teams look to be head and shoulders above the rest, while the chasing pack is all essentially playing a game of dog eat dog. The top 4 remains in a relative state of stasis, while the rest of the top 25 undergoes some seismic shifts every single week. You can bet, though, that none of the top 4 teams are taking anything for granted right now, as there is still a lot of football to be played.
The Alabama Crimson Tide once again look like the cream of the crop, but they uncharacteristically looked a little sloppy on the defensive side of the football in a win against Arkansas last week. They will need to tighten up in a big way in Week 7 when they welcome in Drew Lock and the high-scoring Missouri Tigers offense. Alabama is in as a 28 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 75 ½.
Missouri at Alabama NCAA Football Week 7 Odds & Prediction
🎥 “We’ve asked a lot of them. They’ve done a great job. They’re going to give it everything that they’ve got Saturday” – @JOE_JON_FINLEY on #Mizzou‘s TE group this season #MIZ #ShowMe 🐯🏈 pic.twitter.com/mlSY3veGri— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) 10 de octubre de 2018
- When: Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NCAA Football Week 7 Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -28.5 (Total 74.5)
- Mostly Cloudy: 22°C/71°F
- Humidity: 59%
- Precipitation: 15%
- Cloud Cover: 79%
- Wind: 6 mph
- Stadium Type: Retractable
Why bet on the Missouri Tigers?
Tigers QB Drew Lock is probably going to be one of the top picks in the upcoming NFL Draft next year, so you can bet that he will want to take this opportunity to show what he is made of against the best team in college football. Missouri has been very good on the offensive side of the football this season, averaging 39 PPG, with Lock throwing for over 300 YPG. Despite all of that, this team is still only 3-2, mostly because the defense has not been able to hold up their end of the bargain.
Missouri has already played a top 4 teams this season, hanging 29 points on the Georgia Bulldogs, and covering the spread in the process, but still ultimately losing 43-29. They are coming off a tough loss to South Carolina last week and need to find a way to pick themselves up if they want to keep things close here.
- Average Score For: 39.00
- Total Yards: 530.00
- Rush Yards: 318.40
- Passing Yards: 211.60
- Average Score Against: 28.80
- Total Yards: 392.20
- Rush Yards: 107.40
- Passing Yards: 284.80
Why bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide?
What can you say about the defending National Champions that hasn’t been said already? They look like an unstoppable force this season, although it can be argued that their toughest games are still ahead of them. The Crimson Tide are averaging 59 PPG, thanks in large part to the exploits of QB Tua Tagovailoa, who has been putting up video game numbers despite only playing in portions of the first 6 games.
While the defense has also been good, they came in for some heavy criticism from coach Saban this week after allowing Arkansas to score 31 points on them last week. Look for them to tighten up in a big way. Alabama is 2-0 SU and ATS in 2 games versus Missouri, beating them by an average of 31 PPG.
- Average Score For: 56.00
- Total Yards: 567.50
- Rush Yards: 222.17
- Passing Yards: 345.33
- Average Score Against: 16.00
- Total Yards: 332.16
- Rush Yards: 134.33
- Passing Yards: 197.83
Missouri at Alabama NCAA Football Week 7 Betting Trends
- Missouri is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
- Missouri is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri’s last 8 games on the road
- Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Alabama’s last 7 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Missouri at Alabama
Alabama is almost certainly going to win this one, but they are also likely to give up some points to a talented Missouri offense. I am going with Alabama to win, but I like Missouri to cover.
Score: Missouri Tigers 24 – Alabama Crimson Tide 50