Is Texas a good bet to upset Missouri in Wednesday night’s Texas Bowl at 9:00 p.m. ET?
The Odds: Texas vs. Missouri, Texas Bowl, 9:00 p.m. ET
According to oddsmakers, the Longhorns are now 3-point underdogs to upset the Tigers. Missouri opened as a 1-point favorite but the line moved to a field goal. As for the total, the number currently sits at 61.5 points after hitting the board at 60.
Texas Longhorns Injury Report
For the Longhorns, Chris Warren is skipping the game and Toneil Carter is suspended. Brandon Jones and Shane Buchele will play, however.
Missouri Tigers Injury Report
Damarea Crockett (shoulder) is probable to play tonight for the Tigers but Dimetrios Mason (personal) and Nate Strong (personal) are both out for the year.
The Tigers have won six games in a row but let’s run through each game. Two of those wins came against Idaho and Connecticut. Missouri also beat Florida the same week that coach Jim McElwain was fired.
The following week, the Tigers defeated Tennessee, which fired Butch Jones. Then Mizzou routed Vanderbilt on the road before edging out an Arkansas team that nearly lost to Costal Carolina.
That’s not to take anything away from Missouri. That said, if you’re betting the Tigers purely because they finished the season strong, understand that three of the teams they beat were in turmoil, two others were against weak non-conference foes, and the other, Vandy, didn’t have a good season.
Meanwhile, the Longhorns are 5-1 against the spread in their last six neutral site games. They’re 5-2 against the number in their last seven non-conference games. They’re also 7-3-1 against the number in their last 11 games.
Texas Bowl Prediction: Texas Longhorns +3