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Missouri at Arkansas odds, picks and prediction

Kevin Erickson
Sportsbook Wire

The Missouri Tigers (6-5, 3-4 SEC) visit the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-4, 3-4) Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Missouri vs. Arkansas odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.

The Tigers edged Florida 24-23 in overtime last week in Columbia, winning outright as 9.5-point underdogs while attaining bowl eligibility. It's the first time Mizzou won consecutive games this season. The Tigers are on a 3-0 against-the-spread (ATS) run after opening 0-8 ATS.

The Razorbacks gave Alabama all it could handle in Tuscaloosa last week, coming up just short in a 42-35 loss as 20.5-point underdogs. It was Arkansas' first cover in five games - since Oct. 9 - snapping an 0-3-1 ATS skid.

Missouri at Arkansas odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Missouri +470 (bet $100 to win $470) | Arkansas -700 (bet $700 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Missouri +14.5 (-112) | Arkansas -14.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 62.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Missouri at Arkansas odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Arkansas 36, Missouri 30

Money line

Arkansas (-700) will cost you seven times your potential return. That's just too risky against a Mizzou side that has been playing very well of late.

PASS and look to the spread instead.

Against the spread

MISSOURI +14.5 (-112) is a great value catching two touchdowns and the hook. While the Hogs had a near miss last week at Alabama, you might think they'd return to their home field to roll it up against the Tigers. But I am expecting a bit of a letdown in a game which doesn't have nearly the same kind of cache.

Over/Under

The OVER 62.5 (-108) is worth a small-unit play in this SEC East-West battle. While the Under is 7-2 in the past nine meetings in this series, the Over has connected in four of the past five for Mizzou on the road, while going 7-3 in its past 10 SEC battles.

The Over is also 4-0 in the past four for Arkansas against winning teams, while cashing in five of the past seven home games and four of the past five SEC contests.

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