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Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Preview – Point Spread Pick

Time: 12:21 PM EST Saturday October 19, 2013, Game Plan / ESPN3

The 14th ranked Missouri Tigers host the 22nd ranked Florida Gators in a SEC match up.

In their last games Missouri beat Georgia 41-26 and Florida lost to LSU 17-6.

Missouri has a high-scoring offense ranking 8th in the nation averaging 45.7 ppg.

Florida is 0-2 this season facing teams that are currently in the top 25 and 4 of their last 6 games of the season come facing ranked teams.

Florida’s defense ranks 4th in the nation only giving up an average of 13 ppg.

This season Missouri is 3-0 at home and Florida is 1-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Florida -3
Over/Under Total Line: 44
Moneyline: OFF

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Florida Gators: 4-2 SU 2-4 ATS
Missouri Tigers: 6-0 SU 5-0-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• FLA is 7-18-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• FLA is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
• FLA has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
• MIZZOU is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• MIZZOU is 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• MIZZOU has an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 games overall.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Florida Gators: 84.76
Missouri Tigers: 87.20

Key Player Injuries

MISSOURI
[QB] 10/14/2013 – Maty Mauk expected to start Saturday vs. Florida ( None )
[QB] 10/13/2013 – James Franklin out indefinitely ( Shoulder )
[DL] 10/13/2013 – Matt Hoch “?” Saturday vs. Florida ( Foot )
[DB] 10/13/2013 – E.J. Gaines “?” Saturday vs. Florida ( Quad )

FLORIDA
[RB] 10/14/2013 – Matt Jones out for season ( Knee )
[TE] 10/01/2013 – Colin Thompson out indefinitely ( Foot )
[DT] 09/25/2013 – Dominique Easley out for season ( Knee )
[QB] 09/22/2013 – Jeff Driskel out for season ( Tibia )
[DL] 09/20/2013 – Jordan Sheritt out indefinitely ( Knee )
[OL] 08/26/2013 – Chaz Green out for season ( Shoulder )
[DB] 09/11/2013 – Nick Washington out for season ( Shoulder )
[LB] 09/05/2013 – Matt Rolin out for season ( ACL )
[WR] 08/13/2013 – Andre Debose out for season ( Knee )

Next Game
Florida vs. Georgia
Missouri vs. South Carolina

Point Spread Selection : Florida managed to amass only 240 yards and 6 points versus LSU last week. It wasn’t all bad news for the Gators as they did hold the Tigers to their season low points and yardage. That doesn’t even say it all. LSU had 118 less yards than their lowest this season and the 17 points were 18 below their lowest total. It doesn’t look good for Mizz back-up Maty Mauk a freshman making his first college football start against the Gators.
The Missouri Tigers had their most important win in years with last week’s 41-26 victory at Georgia and they come right back with a big one at home here in Week 8. While Mizz was worthy of the win, they did show some cracks on defense allowing 454 yards to Georgia. That marked the 4th time that Missouri had allowed 425 or greater yards in a game. Fortunately they face Florida who as mentioned scored a feeble 6 points in Week 7. The Gators already playing without starting QB Jeff Driscoll have lost starting RB Matt Jones for the season with a torn meniscus suffered last week in the LSU game. Take UNDER 44.5 Take UNDER 44 points at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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