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Missouri vs. Army Betting Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2021 Armed Forces Bowl

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Missouri vs. Army Odds

Missouri Odds +3.5
Army Odds -3.5
Over/Under 59.5
Date Dec. 22
Location Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas

Missouri is set to take on Army in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 22 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the Armed Forces Bowl below.

Missouri vs. Army Projected Odds

Missouri Spread -1.5
Army Spread +1.5
Over/Under 50.7

These Missouri vs. Army projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Missouri Reached the Armed Forces Bowl

After the Music City Bowl was canceled due to COVID-19, Eli Drinkwitz finally gets to take his Missouri Tigers to a postseason contest.

The second-year head coach is an even 11-11 at the post.

Missouri was admittedly awful for bettors, racing out to an 0-8 start against the spread.

However, the final month included three covers, including a win over Florida and, ultimately, a ticket to a bowl game.

The Tigers’ run game is spearheaded by star back Tyler Badie, who finished the regular season with a single-season school-record of 1,604 yards.

The offense in general took fantastic care of the ball, recording just one turnover all year.

On the other side of the ball, Missouri’s defense was bottom-15 in the country in both rushing yards and points allowed per game.

How Army Reached the Armed Forces Bowl

Head coach Jeff Monken has Army football on the upswing, leading the Black Knights to eight-plus wins in five of the last six years.

The 2021 club was competitive from the jump.

Army won three games as an underdog and played a couple nail-biters against Power Five programs in Wisconsin and Wake Forest. The season was bookended by upset wins over Georgia State in the opener and Liberty in the finale.

The offense’s run-heavy approach was solid, clocking in second in the country in yards per game at north of 300.

Monken is 3-1 in bowl games, taking his first loss last season in the Liberty Bowl against West Virginia.

Missouri vs. Army Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Missouri and Army match up statistically:

Missouri Offense vs. Army Defense
Rush Success 78 26
Line Yards 81 48
Pass Success 61 53
Pass Blocking** 17 60
Big Play 82 99
Havoc 31 37
Finishing Drives 68 88
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Army Offense vs. Missouri Defense
Rush Success 2 115
Line Yards 44 90
Pass Success 110 94
Pass Blocking** 128 53
Big Play 116 102
Havoc 9 69
Finishing Drives 2 120
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 84 81
Coverage 86 79
Middle 8 66 29
SP+ Special Teams 13 96
Plays per Minute 57 100
Rush Rate 50.3% (95) 88.7% (1)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

Armed Forces Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 22
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas
  • TV Info: ESPN

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