Tennessee (7-2, 3-2) and Missouri (7-2, 3-2) meet on Saturday at 3:30 pm EST on CBS in a matchup of teams fighting for second place in the SEC East. Tennessee’s SEC East championship hopes remain alive, but Missouri’s odds are slim to none after their most recent loss to Georgia last weekend.
Mizzou has allowed 60+ points to the Vols in consecutive seasons, giving up 66 last season. Tennessee looks to continue its recent dominance of the Tigers in this battle of SEC East foes, while Missouri will attempt to beat a Tennessee team they haven’t beaten since 2018.
Tennessee Volunteers vs Missouri Tigers Betting Odds and Match Details
|**Odds Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook**|
- Fixture: Tennessee @ Missouri
- Date and Time: November 11, 2023 @ 3:30 pm EST
- Location: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium; Columbia, Missouri
- Points Per Game: 34.78
- Points Allowed Per Game: 18.44
- 3rd Down Efficiency: 58-128
- 4th Down Efficiency: 4-14
- Net Passing Yards Per Game: 238.8
- Yards Per Pass Attempt: 7.7
- Passing TDs: 16
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 227.7
- Rushing TDs: 17
- Sacks: 30
- Interceptions: 9
Tennessee has recently found its footing on offense after struggling to find real consistency during the early part of the season. The Vols have opened up their offense, as QB Joe Milton III has started finding WRs downfield more and more as the season has progressed.
The running game has been on fire all season in Knoxville. Junior Jaylen Wright leads a backfield that is third in the nation in rushing yards per game, trailing only Air Force and Liberty. Wright ranks third in the SEC in rushing yards with 826 on the season. Sophomore Dylan Sampson is a versatile and dynamic weapon to go along with Wright.
The Tennessee defense has been a force all season long, ranking 11th in the country in sacks and 21st in ppg allowed. They are coming off a game against UCONN in which they scored three defensive TDs in a game for the first time in school history.
- Points Per Game: 32.44
- Points Allowed Per Game: 24.0
- 3rd Down Efficiency: 44-107
- 4th Down Efficiency: 5-9
- Net Passing Yards Per Game: 284.89
- Yards Per Pass Attempt: 9.22
- Passing TDs: 18
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 148.1
- Rushing TDs: 17
- Sacks: 27
- Interceptions: 7
Missouri has been a bit of a surprise so far this season. QB Brady Cook, RB Cody Schrader, and WR Luther Burden III have led an improved Tiger offense from a lackluster 24.8 ppg in 2022 to over 32 ppg in 2023. Cook is fourth in the SEC in passing yards with 2,471 yards and TDs with 16. Schrader, a former walk-on, leads the SEC in rushing with 919 yards. The jewel of the Missouri football team, Luther Burden III, is third in the conference in receiving yards with 958 yards.
The Tiger defense ranks middle of the pack in the SEC in ppg allowed, though they do only give up just over 114 yards per game on the ground. Missouri is looking to get back in the win column after losing to Georgia last weekend.
Going to Missouri late in the season is never fun due to the weather, but this weekend doesn’t look like typical Columbia, MO, in November. The game time temperature looks to start around 60* and is mostly sunny and could dip into the high 40s by the end of the game. The good weather should play into the road team’s hands. Missouri has had major issues dealing with Tennessee over the last few seasons, and I expect that to be a theme on Saturday as well.
Tennessee 42 – Missouri 27
Tennessee Volunteers -1.5, -110 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
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