Missouri vs. Tennessee - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Volunteers (5-5) at Missouri Tigers (5-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: 46 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Missouri Tigers meet in a week 13 SEC conference college football matchup from Faurot Field on Saturday night.
The Tennessee Volunteers will look to build on their current three game winning streak after a hard-fought 17-13 win over Kentucky last time out. Jarrett Guarantano has thrown for 1,402 yards, 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 62.1% passing while Ty Chandler leads the Vols in rushing with 597 rushing yards and 3 scores and Tim Jordan has 310 rushing yards this season. Jauan Jennings leads Tennessee’s receiving group with 50 catches for 771 yards and 7 touchdowns while Marquez Callaway has 487 receiving yards and 5 TDs. Defensively, Daniel Bituli leads the Vols with 60 total tackles while Nigel Warrior has 4 interceptions and Darrell Taylor has a team-high 7 sacks this season. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 343.7 yards of total offense and 23.9 points per game while allowing 348.6 yards of total defense and 23 points per game against this season.
The Missouri Tigers need a win to snap a four game losing streak after a 23-6 loss to Florida last time out. Kelly Bryant has thrown for 2,049 yards, 14 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 62.5% passing while Larry Rountree III leads Missouri in rushing with 698 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns and Tyler Badie has 363 rushing yards. Jonathan Nance leads Missouri with 410 receiving yards while the previously mentioned Badie has 334 receiving yards with a team-high 30 catches and Albert Okwuegbunam has 306 receiving yards with 6 touchdowns. Johnathon Johnson, Kam Scott and John Knox each have 200+ receiving yards for Mizzou this season. Defensively, Nick Bolton leads Missouri with 81 total tackles, including a team-high 57 solo tackles while Kobie Whiteside leads Missouri with 7 sacks and Cale Garrett has 3 interceptions this season. As a team, Missouri is averaging 388.2 yards of total offense and 26 points per game while allowing 297.6 yards of total defense and 19.5 points per game against this season.
Tennessee is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Missouri is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 13-3 in their last 16 games overall. Tennessee is just 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Anyone who’s followed me this season knows I was not a fan of the Volunteers for long stretches, and it paid off. However, I’m not sure why Missouri is favored over the Volunteers other than the fact that they’re at home. You have a Tennessee team that’s won three in a row against a Missouri team that’s dropped four straight, not scoring more than 14 points in any of their last 4 games, with major bowl implications on the line. It’s basically win and you’re in. Maybe that’s the wakeup that Missouri needs, but until the Tigers show signs of life, I’ll take the team in better form with the points and that’s Tennessee.