Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Saturday, September 23, 2023
Venue: The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis, MO
Where to Watch: ESPNU
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Memphis +6.5, Mizzou -6.5; Over/Under: 54.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Memphis +6.5, Mizzou -6.5; Over/Under: 54.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Memphis +7, Mizzou -7; Over/Under: 54.5 points
Memphis Tigers: 3-0 (1-0) (1st place, AAC)
Missouri Tigers: 3-0 (0-0) (4th place, SEC East)
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Memphis Tigers: won their last game at home against the Navy Midshipmen 28-24.
Missouri Tigers: won their last game at home against the Kansas State Wildcats 30-27.
Memphis Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Preview and Analysis
Memphis is entering this game with a 3-0 record overall and they have a 1-0 record in their conference games too. They are 2-0 in their home games, 1-0 in their road games, and they are also 0-0 in their neutral site games this season, but they will be on the road for this game. They won their last game against Navy 28-24. Seth Henigan was the starting QB and he completed 23/35 passes for 218 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Blake Watson led the team in rushing yards with 169 and 1 TD. Blake Watson led the receivers with 68 receiving yards on 6 receptions. Chandler Martin led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles while Josh Ellison led the defense in sacks with 1. No one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that game.
Missouri is entering this game with a 3-0 record overall and they have a 0-0 record in their conference games too. They are 3-0 in their home games, 0-0 in their road games, and they are also 0-0 in their neutral site games this season, but they will be at home for this game. They won their last game against KSU 30-27. Brady Cook was the starting QB and he completed 23/35 passes for 356 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Cody Schrader led the team in rushing yards with 58. Luther Burden led the receivers with 114 receiving yards on 7 receptions and 2 TDs. Joseph Charleston led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles while Johnny Walker Jr., Realus George Jr., and Daylan Carnell each led the defense in sacks with 1. Kris Abrams-Draine came away with the only interception for them in that game.
Memphis vs Missouri Prediction
The current betting odds have Missouri listed as a 6.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Missouri is off to a 3-0 start this season and they have looked really good in their games. They have been just doing enough to get by with some of these weaker teams but they showed up big in their last game as they beat a good Kansas State team at home. Now they have Memphis coming into town and Memphis already struggled with Navy last week in their 1st conference game of the season. This is not a conference game but it will be the 1st road game of the season for Memphis and after the way they answered the call in their start to conference play, they are going to struggle a lot more on the road against a better Mizzou team. Missouri is going to have all the momentum on their side being at home with a 3-0 start to the season so expect them to show up for this game in a big way. Memphis had no answer for the Navy run game last week either and they are going to struggle with this Missouri run game too which will only open up their great passing game. The best way to place a bet here is on Missouri to cover the spread in this game.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Memphis Tigers: 0-6 ATS as a neutral field underdog. 19-26 ATS after 3 or more consecutive straight up wins. 6-3 UNDER off a home win. 8-4 UNDER after playing a Thursday game.
Missouri Tigers: 5-1 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 30-22 ATS after gaining 325 or more passing yards in the last game. 28-17 UNDER as a favorite of 3.5 to 10 points. 21-7 UNDER off an upset win as an underdog.
Memphis Tigers: None.
Missouri Tigers: D. Houston (WR) day-to-day - Undisclosed. M. Cox (RB) day-to-day - Undisclosed. D. Blood (WR) day-to-day - Undisclosed. I. Thompson (DB) out for season - Lower Body.
"I was seeing stars and stuff, but then luckily the next drive I was straight. It was just a couple plays here and there, I was kind of a little dizzy." - Seth Henigan after taking a big hit in their win against Navy in their last game.
“Redemption is a beautiful thing. That pissed me off when we booed our starting quarterback to start the game — that pissed me off. And he went out there and played his butt off for the team.” - Eli Drinkwitz after his team’s win against K-State in their last game.
WR Taylor, Roc
WR Scates, Joseph
WR Blankumsee, Demeer
TE Landphere, Anthony
QB Henigan, Seth
RB Watson, Blake
WR Wease Jr., Theo
WR Cooper, Mookie
WR Burden III, Luther
TE Stephens, Tyler
QB Cook, Brady
RB Schrader, Cody
Passing: S. Henigan (791)
Rushing: B. Watson (295)
Receiving: R. Taylor (154)
Touchdowns: B. Watson (4)
Passing: B. Cook (732)
Rushing: C. Schrader (280)
Receiving: L. Burden III (327)
Touchdowns: B. Cook (3)
Memphis Tigers: Ryan Silverfield (4th season)
Missouri Tigers: Eli Drinkwitz (4th season)