Free Week 8 Prediction: Vandals vs Tigers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(2-4) Idaho Vandals vs. Missouri Tigers (1-5)
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Faurot Field, Colombia, MO.
NCAA Football Spread: Missouri -15
NCAA Betting Total: 62.5
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The Sun Belt visits the SEC on Saturday when Idaho travels to Faurot Field to take on the Tigers of the University of Missouri.
Neither team is having a particularly strong season but the difference in the level of competition each is accustomed to has oddsmakers thinking this should be an easy win for the home team.
Idaho began its out of conference schedule with a win, followed by consecutive losses. That’s just the way it has started play in the Sun Belt, too.
The Vandals got the best of South Alabama to open conference play three weeks ago but then lost at home to Louisiana and followed that up with a brutal loss, again at home, to Appalachian State.
Idaho led App State 20–0 in the third quarter when the Mountaineers started on the comeback trail. They reeled off 23 unanswered to win by a field goal, leaving Idaho searching for answers before a game that it will be overmatched in on paper.
The troubles for Idaho start with the quarterback. Matt Linehan is in his fourth year as the team’s starting quarterback, yet he is having his worst season yet. Linehan’s QBR is a meager 31.8, even worse than his freshman season and less than half of what he posted last year.
Linehan’s fellow senior in the backfield, Aaron Duckworth, is having a fine season carrying the ball.
He’s averaging nearly six yards per carry; the problem is that he isn’t getting the ball enough because his team isn’t holding the lead enough. Duckworth has his second 100-yard game last week.
He couldn’t close the game out the way Idaho would have liked because the defense couldn’t take the pressure off of the Vandals’ offense once momentum started to shift.
Missouri hasn’t won a game since its Week 1 victory over Missouri State.
Life is tough in the SEC when you don’t have a whole lot of talent and that’s what the Tigers are dealing with this season. Missouri has lost all the conference games it has been expected to lose.
The one loss that looks especially bad on the schedule is a 35–3 home loss against Purdue.
Mizzou is off of a big loss in Georgia but there were some positives that came from the game.
Drew Lock posted the best QBR of his career and threw for over 250 yards, becoming the first QB to do that against Georgia in more than a year. He is primed to carve up the Idaho defense on Saturday.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- IDHO are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- IDHO are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- IDHO are 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 20-8 in MIZZ last 28 games on fieldturf.
- MIZZ are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
Missouri doesn’t expect to win many games in conference this season so it has to get the wins it can get, when it can get them. This game represents a chance to stop a losing streak and treat the home fans to a nice day at the stadium. I think Mizzou gets it done in a big way.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Missouri -15
Offense early and often from Missouri against an Idaho team that is low on confidence and might have to hit rock-bottom this week before it can begin to improve in the second-half of this season.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Idaho 17 – Missouri 41
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