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Missouri nearly 40 point underdogs against Georgia


This hasn't been a good year for Missouri. They're likely worse than their 4-4 record indicates, as they have yet to beat a team with more than 2 wins this year is Central Michigan.

Still, like most SEC teams, Missouri has enough talent to be a problem for any team on any given Saturday. The issue is, this Saturday they're playing the best team in the country.

To be honest, nobody really think they have a shot in this one. That's reflected in the odds.

Odds

Oddsmakers hate Missouri in this one. the Tigers are 39.5 point underdogs, and they're is no moneyline available on the game. That usually indicates that a game essentially has a predetermined outcome. For example, when a ranked team faces and FCS school there's no moneyline. It's rare for a conference matchup to not have a moneyline, especially in the SEC.

Matchup History

Missouri and Georgia have played each other 10 times in their history. Missouri has won just 1 of those games.

That lone win came in 2013 in Athens. Of course, Missouri came an SEC title game loss away from playing for the National Championship that year.

Since that game, Georgia has won 7 straight against the Tigers. The outcome usually isn't pretty. Missouri's margin of defeat in those 7 games is 19.9 points.

Conclusion

This is going to be a tough one for Missouri, but it seems likely that they'll at least cover. Missouri has never lost to Georgia by 40 points. It's hard to imagine that happening this year, even if Missouri isn't that good.

Even this year, Georgia has beaten just 2 teams by 40 points. One is UAB and the other is Vanderbilt. Missouri, as mediocre as they are this year, is still better than both of those teams.

Expect the Tigers to put up a better fight than the public is giving them credit for, even if they lose.

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