Arkansas @ Missouri
Missouri +3 +100 over Arkansas

Posted at 10:30 AM EST odds are subject to change.

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Missouri +3 over Arkansas

Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

Streaming: CBS

3:30 PM EST. Nobody is talking about KJ Jefferson for the Heisman, but we’re not sure anyone means more to their team than the Razorbacks QB who healed enough from a season’s worth of poundings that kept him out of the previous game vs. LSU to spearhead a bowl-clinching Arkansas romp past Ole Miss last week in Fayetteville. Jefferson’s presence also as a dual-threat opens up the running lanes for Arkansas backs, of which Raheim Sanders took advantage last week to rip through Lane Kiffin’s defense to the tune of 232 yards. It’s a perfect zig-zag opportunity too, as Vegas reported a big liability on Ole Miss last week, thus those that faded the Hogs last week are going to have a really hard time pulling the trigger against them again after that display. The Razorbacks wiped the floor with Ole Miss. Bowl bid finally secured, however, we suspect there’s a great chance the Razorbacks come out with a bit less intensity than the past two emotionally charged weeks at home vs. LSU and the Rebs.

Mizzou played a nothing game last week v New Mexico State and won 45-14. The Tigers were a -29 point favorite, which further proves how meaningless a game it was. The last time Mizzou was involved in a game that meant something was two weeks ago when they lost 66-24 to the Vols. They may have well lost by 100 instead of 42. A loss like that resonates with the betting public. Arkansas steamrolling the Rebs last week also resonates. Combine the two and we have the perfect setup here to get the host at home with some points

Let’s just throw out the Tigers' blowout loss to the Vols for a sec. It happens. Truth be told, this is a legit SEC defense, victimized in conference play only when Josh Heupel and the Vols ran up a score two weeks ago in Knoxville, but previously keeping most other league foes relatively contained, including Georgia. Mizzou’s offense also isn’t beating itself lately, especially QB Brady Cook, who eliminated interceptions from his vocabulary in October and has been pick-free his last four starts. Lots of emotional edges here to the Tigers, as last week’s win was not redeeming enough to satisfy their thirst while Arkansas figures to bring its “C” game here after two emotionally charged outings.

Our Pick

Missouri +3 +100 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.00)