First-year SEC head coaches will meet up on Saturday at noon ET when Eli Drinkwitz and the Missouri Tigers host Sam Pittman and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Both faced low expectations in 2020, but have fared relatively well. Arkansas, picked by many to finish at the bottom of the league, is 3-5 and has a 6-2 mark against the spread. Missouri is 4-3 overall with a 5-2 ATS record.
William Hill Sportsbook lists the Tigers as 2.5-point favorites in the latest Missouri vs. Arkansas odds, down half a point from the opening line. The over-under for total points expected is up to 53.5 after opening at 51.5. Before entering any Arkansas vs. Missouri picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Missouri vs. Arkansas spread: Missouri -2.5
- Missouri vs. Arkansas over-under: 53.5 points
- Missouri vs. Arkansas money line: Missouri -145, Arkansas +125
Latest Odds: Missouri Tigers -3
What you need to know about Missouri
After lopsided losses to Alabama and Tennessee to open the season, the Tigers have settled in well. They’ve won four of their last five and are 4-1 against the spread during that span. Three of those wins came by 10 points or fewer, but Missouri picked up a 41-0 blowout victory over Vanderbilt last week.
Quarterback Connor Bazelak was an efficient 30 of 37 from 318 yards through the air in that game. Running back Larry Rountree III put up an impressive 21-160-3 rushing line, helping Missouri roll up a whopping 603 yards of total offense. The Tigers have been playing well on defense recently, giving up 10 or fewer points in three of their last four games.
What you need to know about Arkansas
Even though the Razorbacks had to settle for a 27-24 defeat against the LSU Tigers last week, Pittman has largely exceeded expectations in his debut season. Quarterback Feleipe Franks, a transfer from Florida, has been a great boost for the offense. He’s completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,017 yards, 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions on the season.
Running backs Trelon Smith (89-469-2) and Rakeem Boyd (82-309-3) have split the carries in the backfield and Treylon Burks (39-598-6) and Mike Woods (27-553-4) have been the playmakers at receiver. The Razorbacks haven’t been as successful overall on defense, but they’ve been opportunistic as they lead the SEC in interceptions per game at 1.63.
How to make Missouri vs. Arkansas picks
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