The Mizzou Tigers can make up for a disappointing season on Wednesday when they take on the Army Black Knights in the annual Armed Forces Bowl. Missouri had such a bad season that the Black Knights head into the matchup a -6.5 chalk. Will Army live up to the favorite moniker? Or will the Tigers remind everyone how they play football in the SEC? Check out the latest College Football odds, analysis, and a free pick for Missouri vs. Army.
Missouri vs. Army 2021 Armed Forces Bowl Game Information
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- When: Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: KCMQ-FM 96.7 (Missouri) / WBPM-FM 92.9 (Army)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Odds: Missouri (+6.5) / Army (-6.5)
Why Bet on the Missouri Tigers?
Mizzou has an effective offense. The Tigers average 29.5 points per. The offense is adept at both passing the ball, 232.2 yards each game, and rushing the ball, 179.9 each contest. Missouri’s offense starts with running back Tyler Badie. The 5’ 8” back rushed for 1,610 yards and scored 14 rushing touchdowns. When Badie gets it going, Missouri’s offense is close to impossible to stop.
While the offense played well, the defense struggled. Missouri sends one of the worst defenses in the SEC to the field. The Tigers allow a staggering 34.7 points per game. Mizzou allows 445.3 yards each contest. The Tigers allow 229.3 yards per on the ground. Missouri’s defense recorded 10 takeaways this season.
Why Bet on the Army Black Knights?
Army is one college football’s best rushing teams. The Black Knights average 286.9 rushing yards per game. Army’s rushing game is so effective that they barely throw. The Knights average less than 9 yards per game through the air. When the running attack gets going, Army chews up clock and wears down opposing defenses.
The Black Knights send a decent defense to the gridiron. Army’s D allows a total of 320.8 yards per game. The Black Knights are good at stopping both the run and the pass. Per game, Army allows 208.9 passing and 111.8 rushing. Opponents score 22.3 each contest versus Army’s defense. Like Mizzou’s D, Army has 10 takeaways on the season.
Missouri vs. Army Betting Trends
- Tigers are 2-9 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
- Missouri is 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS loss.
- Under is 4-0 in Missouri’s last 4 games as an underdog.
- Black Knights are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass.
- Army is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
- Over is 4-0 in Army’s last 4 bowl games.
Missouri vs. Army Expert Betting Predictions
Both teams have terrific rushing attacks. However, we shouldn’t kid ourselves. Army’s rushing attack is much more effective than Missouri’s. The reason? The Black Knights can lean on a decent defense. There will be moments in this game where Missouri will go three and out. When that happens, Army’s run game will pounce.
Missouri could find it difficult to get the ball back once they hand it over to Army’s offense. The Black Knights are built to chew up clock and end long drives with touchdowns. Army, no doubt, should garner more possessions than the Tigers simply because the Black Knights field the much better defense. The Black Knights win and cover.
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