Autozone Liberty Bowl
Missouri Tigers (8-4) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6)
NCAA Football: December 31, 2018 @ 3:45 PM EST (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium)
Line and Odds: Missouri -9 — Over/Under: 72.5
Free NCAA Football Pick Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri Tigers
These two high flying offenses will meet in the final day of the year in what should be a shootout. The Missouri Tigers will hope to put an exclamation mark on what was a pretty good season for them. On the other side, The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to get one more win and put them above .500 in what was a down year for Mike Gundy’s team.
The Missouri Tigers have been able to put up points against stout SEC defenses all year long with their electric offense. It is all led by future first round pick in Drew Lock who has decided to play in his final game as a Tiger. Lock has thrown 25 touchdowns this year while throwing only 8 interceptions. They also have a talented back in Larry Rountree III who is over 1,000 yards for the season. This offense averages 37.2 points per game and they are 8-1 when they score thirty or more points in a game. That is due to their ability to play defense as well. The Tigers defense allows 24.4 points per contest which gives them an average of a 12.8 point victory every week. The Mizzou defense will need to come up big against this lethal air raid attack Oklahoma State posses if they want to come out on top.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Oklahoma State Cowboys also have one of the better offenses in the country. This offense is led by senior Taylor Cornelius who has over 3,600 passing yards this season and 28 touchdowns. Their running back, Justice Hill, is close to 1,000 yards for the season needing 70 to reach the mark. The Cowboys score 38.4 points per game but they are only 6-3 when they score thirty or more points. Part of the reason their season did not end up as expected is because of the lackluster performance of the defense who gives up an average of 32.4 points each week. This gives them an average margin victory of just 6 points which is half of Missouri’s. This offense should come out and score plenty of points, but the biggest question mark for the Cowboys will be if the defense can get a stop.
Cover the Spread 365 Trends
Missouri is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri’s last 5 games
Missouri is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games against Oklahoma State
Missouri is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games against Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State’s last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games against Missouri
Oklahoma State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games against Missouri
Free NCAA Football Pick Missouri Tigers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
If you’re looking for a defensive game, then this years edition of the Liberty Bowl might not be for you. There should be no shortage of points in this game when these two explosive offenses are on the field together. The Missouri’s defense will be put to the test with this athletic, big 12 offense that Oklahoma State is going to throw at them. On the flip side of that, the Cowboys defense will have to deal with the physical nature that Missouri’s offense posses. I think Missouri does come out on top when it is all said and done but nine points is a lot to give when both offenses have the ability to score like these to do.
Pick: Oklahoma State +9
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