LSU Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Preview

10 / 04 / 2023 By Ally Mielnicki

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Bettors in Tennessee can check out a great betting opportunity in a pivotal SEC showdown. Look out for the battle of the tigers, as the 23rd-ranked LSU Tigers (3-2) take on the 21st-ranked Missouri Tigers (5-0) in a fierce competition.

When: October 07, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

Where: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri

Watch: ESPN

LSU Tigers Preview

LSU just experienced a tough loss on the road against the Ole Miss Rebels, 55-49. The Tigers not only gave up game-high 21 points in a quarter, but they did it twice with the first and the fourth. These hiccups cannot continue to happen if they want to find success this year.

They have put together 551.4 total yards on offense each game, with 353.4 coming from passing plays. They are not great at defending since they allow 429.4 total yards from their opponents, with 260.2 stemming from passing yards. They would need to have an explosive offense each game to keep up with their issues on defense.

As they consistently put up 44.0 points per game on the scoreboard and limit their opponents to just 31.0 points, their offense enjoys a comfortable lead. Nevertheless, there is still room for improvement, especially when up against a Missouri defense that could challenge these stats.

Jayden Daniels (QB) continues to impress with his work on the field. He has 1,710 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only two interceptions with a QBR of 86.1, which is ninth best in the nation.

Missouri Tigers Preview

Missouri had no issues against the Vanderbilt Commodores last week with a 38-21 win. QB Brady Cook had a career-high with 395 yards in that performance, but now they have a bigger task on their hands.

On average, they accumulate an impressive 453.4 total yards per game, with 304.4 of those yards coming from passing plays. In terms of their defensive strength, they have surpassed LSU by limiting their opponents to just 317.2 total yards, with only 242.4 yards stemming from passing plays. Nevertheless, this marks their most challenging matchup yet within their schedule.

They maintain an average of 32.0 points per game on the scoreboard while allowing their opponents just 20.8 points. To secure victory, their offense must adopt an aggressive early approach.

Cook has done well against weaker teams this year, but will get a chance to shine. So far, he has put up 1,468 yards and 11 touchdowns without an interception. In addition, his QBR is at 78.3, which is the 22nd best in the nation.

Betting Odds

Discover ZenSports’ sportsbook to uncover the top betting opportunities for college football matches in Tennessee. According to market analysis, the LSU Tigers hold a slim advantage, with a 70.2 percent likelihood of securing victory.

Missouri Tigers

Spread: +6.5 (-110)

LSU Tigers

Spread: -6.5 (-110)

Totals: Over 64.5 (-110), Under 64.5 (-110)

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