Troy vs. Missouri Betting Picks, Predictions & Odds: Will Weather Play a Role?
Denny Medley, USA Today Sports.
Troy vs. Missouri Betting Picks, Predictions & Odds
- Spread: Missouri -24.5
- Over/Under: 67.5
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- TV: SEC Network
Missouri will be coming off a bye week in an overlook spot to SEC play. The Tigers and head coach Barry Odom will take every win they can get with no postseason in play, but a flat non-conference spot with forecasted precipitation could keep this game under the total.
Troy has yet to score less than 35 points, even scoring 42 and 43 in losses to Southern Miss and Arkansas State.
But the Mizzou defense may provide more resistance, as the Tigers are best in the SEC in success rate against the pass.
Missouri has also been one of the best teams in the nation in limiting opponents with pass explosiveness. Troy quarterback Kaleb Barker will get his toughest test of the season against a Tigers team that is 18th in havoc.
If Missouri wants to put points up on the board, it might have to be through the air. Troy could be considered the worst defensive secondary in FBS, ranking 130th in opponent passing yards per attempt.
Where Troy can contribute to the under is its ability to stop explosive runs. The Trojans have not allowed a single run over 20 yards this season.
Pick: Under 66.5