Second-ranked Georgia opened as a two-touchdown road favorite this week. Missouri doesn’t exactly have a recent track record of success against highly ranked teams…
When was Mizzou’s last win over a team ranked as high as No. 2? You have to go all the way back to the Armageddon at Arrowhead, when No. 3 MU toppled No. 2 Kansas 36-28 to capture the Big 12 North Division. Since that night in Kansas City, the Tigers are 1-8 against teams ranked in the top five of the AP poll.
… or as a big home dog.
Georgia has dismantled its three opponents, outscoring Austin Peay, South Carolina and Middle Tennessee by an average score of 45-8. Oddsmakers are expecting a more competitive game Saturday, though this marks just the third time Missouri has been a double-digit home underdog since joining the Southeastern Conference in 2012.
Since the 2000 season, the Tigers are 0-9 in home games as double-digit underdogs and 3-6 against the spread in those games.
Of course, all of that was pre-SOD.