College football gambling expectations are high for the 4-0 and 23rd ranked Missouri Tigers while Colorado made quite a college football betting statement last week.
The Missouri Tigers will host the Colorado Golden Buffaloes on Saturday night with a kickoff time of 7:05 PM Eastern and a telecast on Fox Sports Net. Sports-Gambling opened with Mizzou as a 13-point favorite.
Colorado is coming off the biggest win of the Dan Hawkins era as they defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 29-27 last Saturday as 4.5 point home dogs to improve their overall record to 3-1 both straight up and with the NCAA football odds.
While Georgia is undeniably down it was critical for the Buffs to get a win against a big name SEC team to show that they can take advantage of a struggling team when at home. Now the big test comes at Mizzou as in Colorado’s only other road game this year they were crushed at California 52-7.
The Buffs defense has shown the most improvement and ranks 48th in the country while the offense continues to struggle and is ranked 81st. Running back Rodney Stewart has been the top CU weapon with 402 yards.
The Missouri Tigers are coming off a bye which followed a 51-13 blowout home win and payout over Miami-Ohio 51-13 to improve their college football gambling record to 4-0 straight up and 2-2 against the spread. Mizzou ranks 17th in scoring offense and 24th in passing.
The defense has shown some improvement over last year and ranks 10th for points permitted. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert spearheads the attack and has 1039 yards passing with a 5/3 touchdown/interception ratio but just 6.9 yards per attempt as the Mizzou receiving corps is extremely inexperienced and learning on the fly.
Running back Henry Josey has been outstanding and has averaged 8.2 yards per attempt with 5 touchdowns.
Mizzou has covered the spread in just 9 out of their last 32 games when coming off a payout in their previous matchup. The favorite has beaten the NCAA football lines in 5 consecutive meetings in this head to head series and the two teams have gone over the total in 4 out of their last 5 matchups.