The Tigers are 7-0 and up to #7 in the country after their win over Oklahoma last week but to remain perfect they will have to win at Nebraska. This should be a great matchup on ABC and one that gamblers want to make a college football bet on.
Nebraska -7.5 at SBG, total 55
The Tigers are off to their best start in 50 year and they are coming off the biggest win in school history. The Tigers finally beat Oklahoma last week but they get no time to celebrate as they go on the road to Nebraska.
If the Tigers are to win this week they will need another great game out of quarterback Blaine Gabbert. He threw for 308 yards last week and has thrown for more than 300 yards three times this season. He will have to put points on the board against the Cornhuskers because the Nebraska offense is going to score against Missouri’s defense.
The reason that Nebraska is favored is Taylor Martinez. The freshman quarterback threw for 323 yards last week and also ran for a team-best 112 yards. He is 10th in the country in rushing yards and will be very difficult for Missouri to stop. Nebraska put up 51 points last week in their win against Oklahoma State. Nebraska is 10th in the country in points scored per game.
Missouri has won 10 of their last 13 road games including 52-17 in Lincoln two years ago. The problem for the Tigers is that they have lost 15 in a row on the road to teams ranked in the Top 25. The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. In this series, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 6-2 against the NCAA football betting line in the last 8 meetings. Looking at the total, the Under is 5-1 in the Tigers last 6 games as an underdog. The Under is 12-3 in the Cornhuskers last 15 games in October but the Over is 5-2 in the Cornhuskers last 7 games overall.