Missouri at Nebraska Pick and Preview
- Updated: October 4, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
#4 Missouri at Nebraska
Saturday, 9:00 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Missouri – 11 , Total 69
Fourth-ranked Missouri will try and avoid the upset bug that has bitten many teams in the Top 10 this season as they travel to Nebraska on Saturday. The Tigers are solid favorites to win the game but history could be against them. They have not won at Nebraska in 30 years but with quarterback Chase Daniel and a high-powered offense they have a good chance to end the drought on Saturday. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Missouri on the Road.
Daniel has already thrown for 1,412 yards, 12 touchdowns with just one interception this season, and leads an offense that ranks second in the nation in both scoring (53.8 points per game) and total offense (595.5 yards per game). The Tigers have excellent receiving options in Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman and a running back in Derrick Washington, who has rushed for two touchdowns in each of his first four games. “They’re good across the board,” Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. “They have a good running game and a good passing game, but it starts with the quarterback. Then you throw in Maclin. You can’t focus on stopping one guy or you’ll get killed.” The Cornhuskers could have real trouble against the Tigers considering they allowed 377 yards last week in a loss to Virginia Tech. Last year the Cornhuskers were torched by Daniel as he threw for over 400 yards in the Tigers 41-6 win.
Nebraska could at least keep this close considering Missouri is ranked 112th in the nation against the pass. Huskers quarterback Joe Ganz passed for 278 yards last week and will probably need even better numbers if Nebraska is to stay in the game this week.
Here are the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Tigers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Tigers are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
SBG Global Current Line: Missouri – 11 , Total 69
The Cornhuskers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Cornhuskers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The Cornhuskers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 6-1 in the Tigers last 7 road games. The Over is 15-6 in the Cornhuskers last 21 home games. The Over is 5-2 in the Cornhuskers last 7 games overall.
Pick: Missouri 4 out of 5 units
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