Free Week 1 Prediction: Bears vs Tigers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Missouri State Bears vs. Missouri Tigers (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri
NCAA Football Spread: Gophers -26
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Faurot Field. The Missouri State Bears take on the Missouri Tigers in a Show-Me-State showdown.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history.
Missouri State Bears
Former Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is entering his third year in charge of the Missouri State Bears, and it has been a rocky start.
The Bears haven’t had a winning season since 2009, and not many expect that to change this year. Last year the Bears got off to an exciting start going 3-1 in their first four games and there was a lot of promise.
But things quickly fell back to what their fans are used to, and finished a terrible 1-6 in their last seven games.
This team was ranked below 100 in total offense and defense last year. A big issue on the offensive side was at quarterback play, and the Bears hoped they have figured out that issue.
They brought in Junior College transfer Peyton Huslig to lead the team.
If the Bears want to pull the upset in this game they are going to need to play a near perfect game, and that is a lot of pressure on quarterback Huslig, who will be making his first start at this level.
I wouldn’t say an upset is impossible, but a lot of things are going to have to fall in line.
Barry Odom’s Missouri Tigers only won four games in his first year at the helm, and that seems to be the prediction on what this team will accomplish this year.
The Tigers team is a tail of two sides of the ball. On the offensive side they are one of the most exciting teams in all of football, but on the defensvie side they can’t seem to slow down anyone.
Drew Lock will be under center again this year for the Tigers, and last year was a special one for him and the offense.
He threw for 3399 yards and 23 touchdowns, but at times he was very inconsistent. Against strong defenses he struggled, which would kind of be expected, except he struggle more then one probably should, even against the likes of Florida and LSU.
In this game for the Tigers the offense should be fine, but the thing to really watch is the defense. Have they made any improvements in the off season or will this be another year where all the games the Tigers play in will be shootouts.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
This game is going to come down to if the Bears can find anyway to slow down Drew Lock and the Tigers offense.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: There is no line yet. A final score prediction is provided below.
The answer to that question is no, they won’t find a way to slow them down.
Lock will mark up and down the field and run up the score, in a classic shootout.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Tigers 41 – Bears 24
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