It’s been a long couple weeks since Mizzou last played a football game. But at least we’ve spent those two weeks reeling the light of a wondrous last second win over reigning NCAA Champion LSU Tigers.
This week, the schedule has been jumbled around after the Vanderbilt game was cancelled and Florida rescheduled... it landed when the Kentucky game was rescheduled for this weekend instead of next.
Full game day coverage is coming. Have a good Saturday, y’all!
Missouri-Kentucky football: Time, Location
TIME: 3:00 p.m. CT
DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2020
LOCATION: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium; Columbia, MO
Missouri-Kentucky football: Follow the game, TV Channel
TELEVISION: SEC Network
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Missouri-Kentucky football: Betting odds, predictions
As of Friday evening, Missouri is a 5.5-point underdog to Kentucky, according to VegasInsider.com. The total points (over/under) is 47.
Josh Matejka: I’ve been waiting to see where this line went all week, and as of Friday morning, it’s sitting at -5.5 to Kentucky. That’s a troublesome line if you’re a gambler, especially after Missouri last put 45 points on LSU and Kentucky has looked uneven thus far. Since I’m not brave enough to put money on this game, however, let me be a little bolder...
I kind of expect Missouri to win this game, and that doesn’t really make sense. Kentucky is, in all likelihood, a better team than Missouri. Their one common opponent was Tennessee, and we know how each of those games went. But combine the way Kentucky operates and how good the Tiger offense looked two weeks ago, and you’ve got some unearned confidence.
For the purposes of this exercise, I need to pick what I think will happen, not what I expect should happen. And what I think will happen is no fun. Missouri goes up late on a touchdown drive, but Kentucky has managed the clock well enough to get one last crack at victory. Terry Wilson pulls out whatever magic he’s got going on, and leads Kentucky down the field for another last second field goal or touchdown. It’s going to hurt so bad, and I’m not ready for it. But, hey, at least Missouri will cover?
Nate Edwards: I should have jumped on this at 6.5 because now its 4.5 (Thursday morning) and I’m less confident in that. But I will still say that Missouri covers. Odom teams got blown out because the offense wasn’t competent enough to string together drives, instead relying on risky big plays. I think Drinkwitz will be better in that regard and at least keep it close.
Aaron Dryden: At this moment (Thursday evening), Missouri is a 5.5 point underdog, and that feels really high. I don’t see Kentucky scoring a lot of points, and I honestly think that they’re going to miss Bohanna on defense. I’m going to take Missouri to cover, and to win outright. I would probably do that if the line was at 6.5 too. I’m feeling real good about the Tigers, and I think you should too. 31-17, MIZ.
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