College Football Picks: Missouri Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 4:13 PM GMT

Let’s take a closer look at the college football betting lines for this Southeastern Conference matchup, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Bounce-back effort 

Missouri bounced back from its first loss of the 2013 campaign, as it picked up a 31-3 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers as 11-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting odds total for a second consecutive contest. 

The Tigers forced three turnovers in that affair, including two interceptions—raising their season total to 17 in that particular category. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 5-4 SU and 4-5 ATS in Weeks 10 through 13, with the UNDER cashing in five of those opportunities. 

Back in the win column

Kentucky snapped a five-game losing streak, as it came away with a 48-14 victory over Alabama State last Saturday—winning the statistical battle for the first time over that span. 

The Wildcats will likely fall back into the loss column, as they’ve gone 0-12 SU and 1-11 ATS as underdogs of 10.5 to 21 points over the last two-plus seasons. 

Scoring points 

The Tigers are certainly capable of covering this type of number on the road, considering their averaging 40.6 points per game.  Missouri hasn’t finished with a number over 40 in that particular category since 2008. 

Missouri is extremely balanced on the offensive end, ranking 16th in rushing and 41st in passing offense, averaging 237.2 and 262.8 yards respectively in those categories. 

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Holding onto the football

College football handicappers should anticipate the Wildcats putting up some points in this affair, as they’ve turned the ball over just six times, which will sustain drives against an aggressive defense.

Kentucky’s 4.7 yards per rush and 11.4 yards per reception would rank in the top three in those categories over the last 10 years.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers play the total for their college football picks, as the OVER is 5-0 in the Tigers’ last five road games.

College Football Pick: Over 56 at William Hill