Texas vs Missouri Academy Sports Outdoors Texas Bowl Betting Preview

When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV: ESPN
Betting Line: Missouri -3
Total: 60.5

Texas vs Missouri College Football Betting Preview

Texas own a 17-6 record against Missouri and have won 15 of the last 17 meetings, but Missouri won the most recent one17-5 at home in 2011. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock has thrown an SEC-record 43 touchdown passes this season and he has helped the Tigers put up at least 45 points in six straight games. The big question is whether or not Missouri can sustain that success with someone else calling the plays after offensive coordinator Josh Heupel was named the new head coach at Central Florida. Missouri (7-5, 4-4 SEC) started the season 1-5 but the offense caught fire and the Tigers rank 14th nationally in passing (311.9 yards) and 35th in rushing (199.6).

The Longhorns will be without two key players as safety DeShon Elliott and offensive tackle Connor Williams have announced they will skip the game to prepare for the NFL draft. Texas (6-6, 5-4 Big 12) has a good defense that ranks 31st in the nation in scoring (21.7 points) and 42nd in total defense (363.6 yards), however the Texas weakness is its secondary. The offense has been inconsistent, resulting in Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger splitting time at quarterback, and coach Tom Herman hasn’t committed to a starter for the bowl game.

Texas vs Missouri Betting Trends

Texas Longhorns

Texas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 7 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Missouri

Missouri Tigers

Missouri is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri’s last 9 games
Missouri is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Texas vs Missouri Betting Trends

Texas Longhorns

Texas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 7 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Missouri

Missouri Tigers

Missouri is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri’s last 9 games
Missouri is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Texas vs Missouri Betting Prediction

The Missouri Tigers come into the game hot as one of the nations best offense and Texas enters the game with top talent quitting to get ready for the draft. The Tigers will be able to score on Texas and the Longhorns offense will not be able to keep the pace. The line is creeping up and I expect it to continue to. I would take Missouri up to 6.5 points so getting them at -3 means I am all over them in this game.

Betting Pick: Missouri -3