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NCAA Football Betting: Missouri Tigers vs. Texas Longhorns

National Championship contenders collide in Austin on Saturday, and the whole NCAA football betting world will be tuned into ABC when the Tigers mix it up with the Longhorns.
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Kickoff is set for 8:00 ET.  These are two of the best teams to bet on of late, as Texas has covered seven straight spreads overall, while the Tigers are a perfect 8-0 ATS in their L/8 games away from home.

Last Saturday provided a shocker to the college football betting world when the Tigers (5-1, 3-2 ATS) dropped a 28-23 decision to Oklahoma State as 14-point favorites on the NCAA betting line.  QB Chase Daniel completed 75% of his passes (39/52) for 390 yards, but also threw three costly interceptions.

The rushing game was also at fault, as it managed just 18 total yards on 11 overall carries without Daniel getting sacked once.  That doesn’t bode well for the Tigers since DC Will Muschamp’s defense ranks third in the country, allowing just 51.2 yards per game on the ground.

Even though it was a disastrous week for the Tigers, college football betting fans of the Longhorns (6-0, 6-0 ATS) were ecstatic with last Saturday’s action.

QB Colt McCoy recorded 308 total yards of offense and one touchdown, and orchestrated three second half touchdown drives to nail down the 45-35 upset victory and propel the Horns up to the #1 position in this week’s AP Poll.  Betting against Texas has been costly since the end of last year for football betting gurus.

Throughout its seven game ATS victory streak, Texas has scored at least 38 points in each contest, and has outscored their opponents by an average of 29.6 points per game.  They’ve beaten the spread in those seven contests by an average of almost two touchdowns per game.

The oddsmakers are banking on a much closer affair this weekend, installing the Longhorns as 6.5-point selections in this Big XII showdown.  They are expecting another higher scoring affair, setting the ‘total’ at 70, and with good reason.  Last week broke a stretch of seven straight ‘over’ games for Missouri, while ‘over’ bettors are 7-3 in Texas’ L/10 games.

It’s another great week of college football betting, so don’t miss your chance to get down on all of the action!

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