The No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers will travel to Faurot Field to take on the No. 16 Missouri Tigers this Saturday afternoon. This SEC East showdown features two 7-2 squads sitting second and third in the standings, just under the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs. UGA remains one of the top frontrunners among the 2024 CFB National Championship odds.
We should be in for a good one, so without further ado, let’s get into Tennessee vs Missouri best bets and odds.
Tennessee vs Missouri Odds
Track our latest CFB odds for Volunteers vs Tigers:
NCAAF lines used for Tennessee @ Missouri were current as of Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. EST on DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: Tennessee (-118) • Missouri (-102)
- Spread: Tennessee -1.5 (-110) • Missouri +1.5 (-110)
- Total Points: Over 58.5 (-110) • Under 58.5 (-110)
The public appears to be on the fence about Tennessee vs Missouri based on the spread movement early this week. The Vols are currently 1.5-point favorites, but just over a day ago, they were one-point underdogs.
Both teams have been excellent this season, and it makes sense why many call this matchup a toss-up as things currently stand.
Missouri enters Week 11 after nearly overcoming the inevitable UGA last week, 30-21. On the other hand, the Vols come into this game after their largest margin of victory this season: a 59-3 beatdown of the University of Connecticut.
Tennessee vs Missouri Prediction
SCORE PICK: Missouri 31, Tennessee 29
The books have been struggling to select an outright winner for this contest, and with good reason.
Both teams are evenly matched and draw a lot of similarities to one another roster-wise. These offenses are being led by upperclassmen quarterbacks and running backs who are each in the midst of their best personal season.
Junior quarterback Brady Cook has been outstanding for Missouri with over 2,400 yards, 16 touchdowns, and just five interceptions this season. Much of the Tigers’ success can be attributed to Cook and the versatile offense head coach Eliah Drinkwitz is known for.
While the Tigers will be up against one of the top defenses in the country, I am still giving the home side a slight edge in this weekend’s contest.
Missouri put up a valiant fight against the best team in the country last week, and they will be better prepared for this matchup because of it.
That’s not to say, however, that Tennessee won’t have a shot to steal this game on the road. Head coach Josh Heupel has been masterful in turning this program around and making the Vols one of the best teams statistically on both sides of the ball.
I believe this game will come down to the quarterback battle between Cook and Joe Milton III.
Milton III has had a strong season overall but has yet to come up big at times when his team needs him most. It won’t help that the senior quarterback will be up against arguably the strongest secondary in the SEC this season.
With how good both teams have been this season, it would not surprise me if the Vols find a way to pull this out. There’s no denying the quality of both of these teams; this game will simply come down to who makes more plays down the line.
Tennessee vs Missouri Best Bets
Missouri +1.5 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
I’m rolling with the Tigers not only to cover but to win outright on their home field this Saturday.
By no means will this matchup be a walk in the park, but Missouri’s ability to attack a defense in several different ways will play to its advantage in this contest.
While Cook and the fairly deep receiving corp can hurt you through the air, senior running back Cody Schraeder has proven to be a workhorse that can be productive when given carries. Missouri should be able to lean on the run game slightly more than the Vols can, which will only play to its advantage.
If Drinkwitz can keep the opposition on their toes defensively, I can see Missouri coming away with a big win in this SEC East showdown.
Over 58.5 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
This matchup is unique because both squads are elite on either side of the ball. Both teams have had several high-scoring games and have hit the over consistently this season. Tennessee and Missouri’s O/U records are 5-3-1 and 6-3, respectively.
These teams can put up points in bunches and are undoubtedly capable of surpassing the 58.5 mark with plenty of time left in this game. Tennessee surpassed this total on its own last weekend with a 59-point outing on its home field.
Tennessee vs Missouri Same Game Parlay
Tennessee vs Missouri SGP (+270)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.50 units
- Missouri (-102)
- Over 58.5 (-110)
DraftKings doesn’t have many options for a Tennessee vs Missouri SGP. Therefore, we will be tailing one of our best bets alongside the Missouri moneyline for some nice odds in a two-leg parlay.
I have decided to switch out the Missouri +1.5 option from our best bets to the Missouri moneyline as it provides slightly better odds. With the spread being as small as it is, getting -102 instead of -110 is worth the risk in this scenario.