Missouri Vs Florida Line, Pick & TV Info

Missouri Vs Florida Line, Pick & TV Info

The Week 7 college football line favors 18th-ranked Florida when they face Missouri in an important SEC battle. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 15th at 4:00 PM from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL. 

Missouri Vs Florida Line, Pick & TV Info

For those of you who missed the opening Week 7 college football betting line, Florida opened as a -14.5 home favorite. The Gators are now -13.5 home favorites. The total in the game is 49.5 after opening at 48. Missouri is 2 and 3 straight up. The Tigers are 3 and 2 against the spread. Florida is 4 and 1 straight up. The Gators are a terrible 1 and 4 against the spread.

What: Missouri Tigers (2-3) at No. 18 Florida Gators (4-1)
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM ET
Where: Gainesville, FL
Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Spread: Florida -13.5
Moneyline: Missouri +420 vs Florida -515
Game Total: 51
Watch: SEC Network
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Missouri vs Florida

Bet on Missouri +13.5 Because…

Missouri doesn’t often get blown out. The Tigers did lose 7 to 42 to LSU in their last game. They’ve had a couple of weeks to prepare for this game against Florida on Oct. 15. The Tigers lost by only 1 point, 27 to 28, to Georgia on Sept. 17. If that Missouri team shows up, it could put a scare into ranked Florida on Saturday.

Bet on Florida -13.5 Because…

QB Luke Del Rio returns. Before being hurt against the University of North Texas on Sept. 17, Del Rio had thrown 6 TD passes to only 2 interceptions. He was completing 61.4% of his passes. He had thrown for 762 yards in only 3 games. Del Rio certainly looked like the best player to run Jim McElwain’s offense at Florida. His return could signal that Gators are going to score more points than they have in their last 2 games.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

It’s hard to see Florida beating Missouri by more than 10 to 12 points in this game. Missouri’s defense was terrible against LSU in their last. But that had a lot to do with LSU playing its first game for interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

Before the LSU loss, Missouri had held West Virginia to only 26 points, EMU to 17, and Delaware State to 0. It’s interesting how the total has gone up a point and a half.

Del Rio should be the starter for the Gators at quarterback. But it might take him a game or two to really get things going. I like Missouri to keep this one close in what should be a low scoring affair.  

My final score prediction is Florida 17, Missouri 10.