Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Missouri Tigers take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Neyland Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Drew Lock finished with 302 yards through the air for Missouri last week. He completed 23 passes out of 40 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Damarea Crockett, who finished with 82 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Dimetrios Mason was the team leader in receiving with a total of 88 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Missouri got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 465 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 163 yards on 36 attempts.
Joshua Dobbs finished with 183 yards passing for Tennessee last week. He went 12 for 13, resulting in a 92% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led on the ground by John Kelly, who finished with 104 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 15 yards per rush. Josh Malone led the team in receiving with 112 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Tennessee had 21 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 52 total plays for 471 yards for the contest. The Volunteers ran for 177 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Missouri scores 31.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 54th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.2 passes on 37.9 attempts for a 55.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 295.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 24th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 191 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 47th in the nation. They also run 78.2 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 486.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 25th overall this season. The Tigers average 23.6 first downs per game which ranks them 29th in the country. They accumulate 63.5 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, which ranks 27th in the nation.
Missouri allows 239.1 passing yards per game, ranking 78th in D-1, and they allow 29.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 70th. They give up 20.2 completions on 35.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.6. The Tigers allow 224.2 rushing yards per game on 44.1 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 107th in the country. Missouri allows 463.3 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 110th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 50.8 yards per game, ranking them 51st among D-1 teams.
Tennessee averages 33.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 42nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.9 passes per game on 28.5 attempts for a 59.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 224.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 74th in Division 1. The Volunteers run for an average of 187.6 yards per game on 40.1 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 51st on the ground. They also run 68.6 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 412.2 yards per game, ranking them 62nd in the country on offense. The Volunteers get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 80th in the nation. They average 59 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 44th in college football.
Tennessee allows an average of 197.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 28th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 58th in the nation. They give up 17.6 completions on 31.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6 per game. The Volunteers allow 219.7 rushing yards per contest on 43.6 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 104th in the country. Tennessee allows 417.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 76th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 55 yards in each contest, ranking 73rd in the nation.
Missouri Betting Trends
Missouri is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Missouri has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/26/16 LB Michael Scherer Knee out for season
10/26/16 DL Terry Beckner Jr. Knee out for season
11/13/16 OL Chance Hall Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Missouri
11/07/16 DB Evan Berry Knee out for season
10/31/16 RB Jalen Hurd Personal has left team
10/31/16 DL Shy Tuttle Undisclosed out for season
10/18/16 DL Kahlil McKenzie Pectoral out for season
10/17/16 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Shoulder out for season
10/14/16 WR Preston Williams Personal has left team
10/11/16 DL Danny O'Brien Dismissed has left team
09/19/16 LB Quart'e Sapp ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee -14.5
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