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At 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, the Missouri Tigers are at home against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
The Tigers are very big favorites (currently -19) in their matchup versus the Bulldogs, with the over/under being 62 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tigers are -1265 and the Bulldogs are +720.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Missouri vs. Louisiana Tech
- Game Day: Thursday, September 1, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: Columbia, Missouri
- Stadium: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium
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Missouri Betting Insights
- Missouri compiled a 4-9-0 ATS record last year.
- Missouri did not cover the spread when favored by 19 points or more last season (in two opportunities).
- Missouri and its opponent combined to hit the over in seven of 13 contests last season.
Missouri Stats & Insights
- Missouri scored 29.1 points per game last season, 4.9 fewer than Louisiana Tech gave up per matchup (34.0).
- Missouri was 0-3 against the spread and 3-0 overall last season when the team notched over 34.0 points.
- When Louisiana Tech limited opponents to fewer than 29.1 points last year, it had a 0-3 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall.
- Missouri collected 413.7 yards per game last year, 20.3 fewer yards than the 434.0 Louisiana Tech gave up per outing.
- In games that Missouri churned out more than 434.0 yards last year, the team was 1-4 against the spread and 5-0 overall.
- Louisiana Tech had a 0-5 record ATS and a 1-4 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 413.7 yards last season.
- Last year Missouri racked up 181.1 yards per game on the ground, 14.9 more than Louisiana Tech allowed per contest (166.2).
- Missouri had a 1-5 ATS record and a 5-1 overall record when the team ran for over 166.2 yards last season.
- Louisiana Tech was 3-3 against the spread and 2-4 overall when holding opponents to less than 181.1 rushing yards last season.
- Missouri turned the ball over 13 times last year, nine fewer than Louisiana Tech forced turnovers (22).
Missouri’s Best Players
- Connor Bazelak had a passing stat line last year of 2,540 yards with a 65.2% completion rate (245-for-376), 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and an average of 195.4 yards per game.
- Last season Tyler Badie picked up 1,612 rushing yards (124.0 per game) and 14 touchdowns. In the receiving game, he made 54 catches for 330 yards and four scores.
- Elijah Young churned out 166 yards on 37 carries (12.8 yards per game), with one rushing touchdown last year.
- In the previous year, Tauskie Dove grabbed 38 passes (on 64 targets) for 576 yards (44.3 per game).
- Keke Chism amassed 511 yards on 41 grabs with three touchdowns. He was targeted 63 times, and averaged 39.3 receiving yards per game.
- Isaiah McGuire did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 6.0 sacks, 10.0 TFL and 48 tackles.
- Blaze Alldredge went to work last year, collecting 78 tackles, 11.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
- Last season Jaylon Carlies had a huge stat line of four interceptions, 52 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and four passes defended.
Louisiana Tech Betting Insights
- Louisiana Tech won four games against the spread last season, failing to cover eight times.
- Louisiana Tech was an underdog by 19 points or more once last season, and covered the spread.
- In Louisiana Tech games last season, combined scoring went over the point total nine times.
Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights
- Last season Louisiana Tech scored 5.8 fewer points per game (28.0) than Missouri gave up (33.8).
- Louisiana Tech was 3-2 against the spread and 2-3 overall last year when the team recorded more than 33.8 points.
- When Missouri surrendered fewer than 28.0 points last season, it had a 1-1 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall.
- Louisiana Tech averaged 50.7 fewer yards per game (383.9) than Missouri allowed (434.6) per contest last season.
- When Louisiana Tech churned out over 434.6 yards last season, the team was 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
- Missouri had a 3-2 record ATS and a 4-1 record overall when holding its opponents to less than 383.9 yards last year.
- Last year Louisiana Tech ran for 105.6 fewer yards per game (122.2) than Missouri allowed per outing (227.8).
- When Missouri kept its opponents to less than 122.2 rushing yards last year, it was 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
- Louisiana Tech turned the ball over 23 times last year, seven more turnovers than Missouri forced (16).
Louisiana Tech’s Best Players
- Austin Kendall completed 60.4% of his passes to throw for 1,874 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. He also helped with his legs, accumulating three touchdowns while racking up 157 yards.
- Marcus Williams Jr. tallied 792 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground in addition to 202 receiving yards and one touchdown through the air during last year’s campaign.
- Last season Greg Garner rushed for 216 yards. He also scored four total touchdowns.
- Smoke Harris was targeted 8.4 times per game and racked up 756 receiving yards and six touchdowns over the course of 2021.
- Tre Harris caught 41 passes last season on his way to 600 yards and four receiving touchdowns.
- Jerrod Means averaged 39.2 receiving yards per game on 3.4 targets per game a season ago.
- Ben Bell proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 3.5 sacks, 1.0 TFL and 24 tackles.
- Trey Baldwin put together an excellent stat line last year, tallying 81 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and one interception.
- Last year Bee Jay Williamson picked off three passes to go along with 43 tackles and three passes defended.