We are edging ever closer to the playoff semi-finals, but until then, we have a ton of bowl game action to look forward to. As a bettor, it is always tough to wager on bowl games, as you never really know which teams are fired up for the game and which are going through the motions. You also need to pay attention to players that might choose to sit out of games in favor of getting ready for the NFL draft. We have already seen some surprises in the bowl games played to this point, but we will do our best to deliver some winning picks with the upcoming games. Let’s get started with the Armed Forces Bowl on Wednesday night, with the Missouri Tigers and Army Black Knights set to square off. Army is in as a 5 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 56 ½. It’s time to take a closer look at the upcoming match between Missouri and Army so you can make your bets against College Football Bowl odds.
NCAAF Betting Analysis for Missouri Tigers Vs Army Black Knights
Armed Forces Bowl Odds | Missouri Tigers vs Army Black Knights
- When: Wednesday, December 22 at 8 PM EST
- Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth
- TV: ESPN
- Money Lines: Missouri +190 / Army -235
Why bet on the Missouri Tigers
The Tigers became bowl eligible with a week to spare in the regular season, going 6-5 before losing their final game of the year. Missouri ended the season averaging a touch over 27 PPG via an offense that was about as balanced as it gets. With this one being a neutral site game, the Tigers might be in a spot of bother here. They went 5-2 SU at home this season, but they went just 1-4 SU away from the cozy confines of their own building. The Tigers have not been a great bet against the spread, going just 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall. They have also failed to cover the spread in their last 7 games played in the month of December. When playing as the underdog, the Missouri Tigers have seen 4 of their last 5 go UNDER.
Why bet on the Army Black Knights
Army ended the season with an impressive 8-4 record, but they will almost certainly be disappointed at losing their final game of the regular season. They went into that last game against Navy on a 4-game win streak where their offense was firing on all cylinders, but they only managed to put up 13 points in that final game. That was a big drop off from the 31 PPG that they averaged the rest of the way, so it will be interesting to see if they can get back on track for this one. The Black Knights did play a couple of neutral site games this season, going 1-1 in those outings. They went 6-6 ATS in the regular season, but if you count the neutral site games with their road games, they were 4-2 ATS. The UNDER has hit in 7 of their last 9 games overall.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You never really know how things are going to play out in a bowl game, but this is one that I feel quite confident about. I like the Black Knights to win this one going away, and while both teams have been trending under, I think we see this one go OVER.
Pick: Missouri Tigers 21 Army Black Knights 35