Missouri Tigers are Betting home favorites over the Kentucky Wildcats

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The Missouri Tigers are 7.5-points home favorites over the Kentucky Wildcats, per best sport betting sites. In light of this unfavoritism from the best online sportsbooks, UK head coach Mark Stoops is prepared to play several QBs. Would he really Stoops that low?

Seriously though. “The bottom line is Terry Wilson has been our starting quarterback and he’s 6-1 as a starter, but there’s a certain point where we can improve at the position and we’ve got to create competition to do that and that’s what we’re doing,” quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw said. “It’s a healthy room; they all care about each other; they all want each one of them to do well and that’s huge.” Stoops added that “We have a lot of confidence in Terry, but I also have a lot of confidence in Gunnar [Hoak] and Danny [Clark], and I would love to opportunity to get to see those guys play as well.”

Betting Kentucky WildCats

The way Wilson has been playing makes one wonder why Stoops would even consider pulling him out. The sophomore QB went 13 of 20 for 132 yards in last weekend’s win against South Carolina. Additionally, he and rushed for 59 yards and one TD. Wilson and running back Benny Snell have engineered the Wildcats’ best start since the 2008 season. Make no mistake, though; whatever Stoops does will be with victory in mind. A win over Mizzou would automatically grant him a one-year extension of his contract. As well as a $250,000 bonus for every subsequent victory.

Betting Missouri Tigers

Starting QB Drew Lock threw 23 of 29 in last weekend’s blowout of Memphis. Lock had four TDs on 350 passing yards. A much better performance than the one he had against Alabama. Now, UK’s defense is not as good as Alabama’s, but it is very superior to Memphis’s. Lock will have to improve his game accordingly for the Tigers to cover the best sport betting sites spread.

Kentucky Wildcats at Missouri Tigers NCAA Football Betting Preview

  • Date: October 27
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Faurot FieldColumbia, MO


Odds from GTBets.eu:

  • Kentucky +7½ (-120) 56 (-110) +250
  • Missouri  -7½ (EV) 56 (-110) -300


Kentucky Team Stats

Offense

  • 1 points per game (79th)
  • 9 total yards per game (101st)
  • 3 passing yards per game (123rd)
  • 6 rushing yards per game (19th)


Defense

  • 9 total yards allowed per game (12th)
  • 9 passing yards allowed per game (31st)
  • 0 rushing yards allowed per game (17th)


Missouri Team Stats

Offense

  • 6 points per game (20th)
  • 1 total yards per game (12th)
  • 0 passing yards per game (18th)
  • 1 rushing yards per game (37th)


Defense

  • 0 total yards allowed per game (96th)
  • 4 passing yards allowed per game (121st)
  • 6 rushing yards allowed per game (36th)


Betting Trends

  • Kentucky is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 6 games
  • Missouri is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Missouri is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri’s last 6 games


Our Pick:
Going by records alone, Kentucky has been a better team overall and in conference play. Mizzou does have the better offense. But UK has the better defense. This is quite the toss-up, and one would be tempted to fade the Tigers. For what it’s worth, UK is 4-1 against the best sport betting sites spread in their last five games playing a team with a winning record. And Mizzou is 4-0 ATS in their last four home games.