Mizzou escaped with a 27-24 win but never came close to covering the spread as 14.5-point home favorites as they needed a 68 yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to TJ Moe with 51 seconds remaining in the game to escape humiliation.
#24 Missouri has opened at Sbgglobal as a 19.5-point home favorite for Saturday’s game against Miami-OH with an over/under of 52.5.
Gabbert among the Elite
Mizzou’s junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert is one of the top NFL prospects in College football betting. He has completed 68% of his passes for 852 yards and a 4/2 touchdown to interception ratio. He is a prototypical pocket passer that maintains cool and poise under pressure as evidenced by last week’s 4th quarter heroics. Mizzou is ranked 15th in the nation for passing offense. He should find Miami’s 75th ranked pass defense inviting. Top target Armand Robinson already has 22 catches for 283 yards and 2 TD’s.
Red Ink at ‘The Zou’
Although the Tigers are a strong straight up home team they have proven to be overlays as of late with just 3 payouts in their last 16 games at ‘The Zou.’ Mizzou enters action Saturday with a record of 3-0 straight up but just 1-2 against the spread.
The Redhawks were a poor 1-11 last year and 2-10 in the 2008 season but have shown improvement under 2nd year head coach Mike Haywood as they enter this week with a mark of 2-1 both straight up and against the spread. Last week Miami-OH dominated Colorado State for an easy college football bet payout as 7-point home favorites. Perhaps their most impressive performance of the year was their opening day loss at Florida in which they scored a payout in a 34-12 loss as 38 point road dogs that was a closer game than the score indicated. If Mizzou plays like they did last week against San Diego State they will likely not get away with it.
Miami has scored 7 college football betting payouts in their last 10 games against teams with winning records. Missouri has gone under the total in 8 consecutive non-conference games.