NCAA football betting fans have come to respect the Missouri Tigers as a team that has won the Big 12 north division the past two seasons and is off to a fine start against the NCAA odds. Missouri entered the 2009 NCAA football betting season with many questions as they returned just 5 players on offense, 4 on defense and lost key performers as well as both their offensive and defensive coordinators.
So far the transition has gone smooth for Mizzou against the NCAA odds as they are 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread. Last week the Tigers scored a 52-12 NCAA football betting home win over Furman as 34-point home chalks.
Sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert took over as starter for this year for the graduated superstar Chase Daniel and faced a lot of skepticism despite being a highly touted recruit. So far Gabbert has gotten off to a phenomenal NCAA football betting start as he has hit on 68% of his passes for 747 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Gabbert’s top receivers have been Jared Perry and Danario Alexander. Perry has 17 catches for 309 yards and 4 touchdowns while Alexander has 20 catches for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Mizzou ground attack has also been an effective NCAA football betting weapon and is led by Derrick Washington, who has 226 yards and 2 TD’s.
The big NCAA football betting question for head coach Gary Pinkel and his program was whether or not the Tigers would rebuild or reload. So far it appears as if the latter is the case.
The Nevada Wolfpack have played in bowls the past 4 consecutive NCAA football betting seasons under long time hall of fame coach Chris Ault but have stumbled out of the gate this year with a mark of 0-2 both straight up and against the spread.
Last week Nevada scored a 20-35 loss at Colorado State as 5-point NCAA football betting dogs. The Wolfpack returns 7 starters on both offense and on defense led by junior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who threw for 2849 yards and 22 TD’s last year but has thrown for 1 TD and 4 interceptions to start 2009.
This is Nevada’s home opener and they will certainly go all out against a Big 12 Tiger team that annihilated the Wolfpack last year at Mizzou 69-17.