Missouri vs Wyoming NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium to take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has Missouri as 15.5 point favorites. The Tigers had an ATS record of 7-6-0 last season while their over/under record was 6-6-1. The Cowboys had an over/under record of 4-7-1 and they were 5-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers were 6-6-1 against the over/under last season
The Missouri Tigers were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Important Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys were 4-7-1 against the over/under last season
The Wyoming Cowboys were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
08/16/19 TE Brendan Scales Foot is out indefinitely
08/06/19 TE Albert Okwuegbunam Knee is probable Saturday vs Wyoming
08/06/19 QB Kelly Bryant Hamstring is probable Saturday vs Wyoming
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
08/13/19 DL Ravontae Holt ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Missouri Tigers were 19th in Division 1 in points scored with 476 last year. They ran 1,004 plays last season for 6,263 yards, which ranked them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Tigers averaged 6.2 yards per play, which was 31st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 320 1st downs last year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Missouri ran for 2,631 yards as a team, which ranked 35th in the country. They ran 553 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers were penalized on offense 90 times for 800 yards last season, which had them 32nd in the nation in penalties.
Missouri was 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 332 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,051 yards on D, which was 71st in Division 1. The Tigers were ranked 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses completed 248 passes on 445 attempts against the Missouri Tigers defense last season, placing them 95th and 103rd in the country. The Missouri pass defense also gave up a total of 3,406 yards through the air, which was 115th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 445 attempts for 1,645 yards last year, putting them in 21st place in D-1 against the run. The Tigers committed 87 penalties for 759 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 95th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Missouri was ranked 58th in the nation in punt returns with 20 last year. They accumulated 52 punt return yards and averaged 2.6 yards per return, which was 129th in college football. They returned 17 kicks for 334 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Tigers averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 27th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,650. The Missouri Tigers attempted 34 field goals last season and made 25, which was 4th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 74%. Missouri Tigers kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 51 for 55 last year. Their punters totaled 2,178 yards on 49 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That placed them 24th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cowboys ran for 2,401 yards as a team last year, which ranked 48th in the nation. They ran 492 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Wyoming Cowboys were penalized on offense 72 times for 596 yards last year, which had them 78th in the country in penalties. They were 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 248. They ran 768 plays last year for 3,977 yards, which ranked them 126th in the nation in total offense. The Cowboys averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 108th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 204 1st downs last season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit.
The Wyoming Cowboys rush defense gave up 424 attempts for 1,554 yards last season, putting them in 16th place in the country against the run. They had 71 penalties for 577 yards on defense last year. That placed them 24th in Division 1. Wyoming was 20th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 264. They gave up a total of 3,914 yards on D, which was 8th in the nation. The Cowboys were 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses completed 241 throws on 394 attempts against the Wyoming defense last season, ranking them 82nd and 65th in the country. The Wyoming Cowboys pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,360 yards in the air, which was 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wyoming Cowboys tried 17 field goals last year and made 16, which was 51st in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 94%. Cowboys kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,914 yards on 73 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranked them 94th in the NCAA in punting average. Wyoming was 19th in the country in punt returns with 28 last season. They totaled 156 punt return yards and averaged 5.8 yards per return, which was 101st in D-1. They returned 12 kicks for 235 yards on special teams, which put them 125th in kick return yardage. The Wyoming Cowboys averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,368.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -15.5
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