Desperation Seeping In
The Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri Tigers can’t afford to lose too many more games, so Friday’s contest is important.
NCAAF odds have the Razorbacks at -3 in the Southeastern Conference game, so there’s likely to be little separating the teams late in the fourth quarter.
Razorbacks Showing Credentials
The Razorbacks are making the case of being the best 6-5 team in the country after beating Ole Miss 42-27 last week.
Despite facing the ranked Rebels, the Razorbacks couldn’t have looked any more impressive and it followed another tough effort when losing 13-10 to the LSU Tigers.
If they continue to produce those efforts, they have a chance to end the week with a ranking beside their name despite having only a marginal win/loss record.
Losing to Liberty was the killer in terms of securing a top-flight bowl game, but Arkansas has responded well and that has been reflected at the sportsbook.
Rocket Sanders had a big night against Ole Miss, so a repeat performance could make it tough for Missouri to win.
“He played extremely well,” Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said. “Any running back that carries the ball for 100, 150 yards, they’ve got to have a break, most of the time, they’ve got to have one or two that’ll be a 30-, 40-yard pop. Certainly, that’s what he (got) tonight.”
Sanders leads the team in rushing with 1,379 yards and he’s good enough to see the Razorbacks improve their against-the-spread record to 6-5.
Tigers Calling on Home Advantage
It has been an inconsistent year for the Tigers, but they have some statistics in their favor.
They are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings against Arkansas and 4-1 in the last five meetings at home. That could be enough to get their confidence levels up after having lost to Tennessee and Kentucky in the last three weeks.
They responded to those losses with a 45-14 win over New Mexico State, but the level of opposition is much stronger on Friday and they’re getting only +3 points with college football odds.
It’s not a huge number when facing a team like the Razorbacks and we think it could close at around +3½. They have failed to cover the spread in three of their last five games, including a 17-14 win over Vanderbilt when listed as -13½ favorites.
Arkansas vs Missouri Game Injuries
Arkansas vs Missouri Head-to-Head
Arkansas’s 34-17 win last year broke a five-game winning streak for Missouri. The Razorbacks were heavily favored to win at -14½.
However, Missouri has won the last five home games and has covered in four of those five.
Arkansas vs Missouri Game Information
- Game: Arkansas (6-5) vs Missouri (5-6)
- Location: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
- Day/Time: Friday, Nov. 25th, 3.30 p.m. ET
- Arkansas vs Missouri Live Stream: ESPN
Arkansas vs Missouri Betting Lines
Arkansas vs Missouri Picks & Prediction
It’s always a close contest, but we’re going with Arkansas, who we believe is the better team.
With a ranking on the horizon after beating Ole Miss, the Razorbacks are heading in the right direction and the -3 line is well worth snapping up.
Arkansas is listed at -150 in our Vegas NCAAF lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Razorbacks, you have a chance to win $67. Missouri is +130, offering a chance to win $130 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Arkansas a 60.00% chance to win, with the Tigers at 43.48%.