2019 Missouri Tigers College Football Odds and Expert Betting Picks
2018 Record: 8-5
2019 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 7.5
2019 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Right now the biggest storyline surrounding the Missouri football program is the potential for a bowl ban at the end of this season. I'm not going to go too far into the weeds on this one, but pretty much everyone and anyone that has anything to do with college football thinks it is an absolute joke that the Tigers would get hit with a postseason penalty for their minor infractions.
Welcome to the NCAA.
Missouri had an appeal hearing in front of NCAA officials a month ago. They are still waiting to hear back. And even though postseason results don't count towards Las Vegas Season Win Totals, the results of that hearing could have a massive impact on this wager.
Missouri isn't going to win the SEC East. They aren't going to topple Georgia, and they aren't going to win the SEC Championship. So really the goal for this team is to win as many games as it can during the regular season in order to make a more respectable bowl.
If you take away the potential for a postseason berth, then the motivation level for this team sinks like a stone.
The second biggest storyline surrounding this team is the offseason acquisition of former Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant. His transfer into Mizzou's pass-happy system makes the Tigers a bit of a wild card in league play this year. Throw in 10 combined three-year starters on both sides of the ball, and 13 returning starters overall, and this looks like the best team that Barry Odom has had to work with.
Missouri is stacked on offense. Stacked. They have a trio of three-year starters on the offensive line. Leading rusher Larry Rountree is a bell cow. Three of the top receivers are back, including future NFL tight end Al Okwuegbunam. And they have Bryant.
On defense, Missouri was one of the worst teams in the country in pass defense last year. Now they get four of five starters back in the secondary - including three three-year starters - and the strides they make in the defensive backfield should go a long way in determining how much this group improves.
The schedule is more than manageable. Five of their first six games are at home. The open the year at middling Wyoming and then don't leave home until Oct. 19. They have winnable road games at Vanderbilt, at Kentucky and at Arkansas. And they get key late-season tests against Florida and Tennessee in Columbia.
This team getting its bowl ban lifted would be like a metaphorical shot of adrenaline in the arm. And if that happens, I think that they could go on a major tear to start the season. It is not a stretch to think that Missouri could be 8-0 and past this season win total heading into November. I think that this team has a realistic chance to win 10 games, and I would 100 percent take them to go 'over'.
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