Missouri Tigers vs Army Black Knights Prediction, 12/22/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Army Black Knights
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Black Knights (-3.5)
The Missouri Tigers (6-6) are on their way to Amon G. Carter Stadium on Wednesday where they will take on the Army Black Knights (8-3) in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Missouri is 3.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 60.
The Missouri Tigers head into this game 6-6 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Tigers faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and went home with a loss by a final score of 34-17. Connor Bazelak went 10/26 with 65 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 51.8 and ended the game with 1 interception. Tyler Badie was the best rusher for the Tigers with 41 totes for 219 yds (5.3 yards per carry). The Missouri Tigers ran the ball 50 times and accounted for 251 yards, which earned them an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Overall, they had 76 plays which totaled 316 yds. Missouri gave up 15 pass completions on 20 tries for 262 yards, and a completion rate of 75.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Tigers conceded 163 yards on 33 attempts, which averages out to 4.9 yds per run allowed.
The Tigers have racked up 4,945 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Missouri has earned 17 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 12 times. Missouri has earned 254 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 78 penalties for 730 yards. Offensively they are averaging 179.9 yards on the ground which has them sitting 49th in college football. When it comes to scoring points, the Missouri Tigers are averaging 29.7 PPG.
The Tigers are ranked 116th in the country regarding team defense, conceding 34.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 5.5 yards per tote and 229.3 rushing yards per game for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 2,752 yards via the ground game in 12 games. Regarding passing yards, the Tigers are allowing 2,593 yards which ranks them 46th in the nation. They have conceded 216.1 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 59.2%. For the year, they have given up 445.3 yards/game putting them 110th in D-1. They have surrendered 23 touchdowns via the pass and 29 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Black Knights head into this game 8-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Black Knights went home victorious with a score of 31-16 when they played the Liberty Flames. Christian Anderson (1 TD) ended the contest with 102 yards on 3/4 through the air while his QB rating was 371.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 25.5. Jakobi Buchanan carried the ball 22 times for 80 yds, ending the game with 3.6 yards per carry for Army. Army ran for 3.5 yards per tote, finishing with 220 yds on 62 carries. The Black Knights finished the game with a total of 322 yds and they ran 66 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Black Knights pass defense gave up a completion rate of 51.1%, relinquishing 305 yds on 24 for 47 through the air. Army relinquished 25 rush attempts for 79 yards (3.2 yards per rush).
The Army Black Knights average 395.4 yards per contest, which ranks them 70th in D-1. The Army offense has racked up 435 yards of penalties on 44 violations, which ranks them 129th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season to this point, the Black Knights have compiled 1,030 yards through the air together with holding an average of 93.6 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 128th in the country. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Black Knights are ranking 20th in college football averaging 35.5 points per contest.
The Black Knights are giving up 22.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. Army has conceded a total of 1,141 yards rushing (103.7 yards per game) in addition to 17 touchdowns rushing this year. In total, they have conceded 251 points. They have allowed 14 touchdowns via the pass and 220.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 56th in the nation. The Black Knights defense has been on the field for 611 plays, which is 1st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +3.5
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