Tennessee @ Missouri: How to Watch, Odds, Key Statistics

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    Tennessee’s Matthew Butler on the defensive line. Photo by Jake Nichols/RTI.

    Josh Heupel will return to his old stomping grounds this Saturday when the Tennessee Volunteers play the Missouri Tigers in Columbia.

    For Heupel, it will be a return to Missouri, where he was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and quarterback’s coach in 2016 and 2017. For Tennessee as a whole, though, it will be the Vols’ second of back-to-back road games to begin conference play. Last Saturday night, Tennessee fell to Florida in their SEC opener 38-14.

    Both Tennessee and Missouri share the same record through four games at 2-2. Additionally, both have also lost their only SEC game of the season so far, too.

    The Vols and the Tigers will both bring stout offenses into the stadium on Saturday, although, in different ways. Missouri is currently averaging 324.5 yards per game through the air, which is good for third-best in the SEC. Meanwhile, the Vols will carry a strong running game into the SEC East matchup. Currently, Tennessee ranks fifth in the conference with 204.3 rush yards per game.

    Find out all the key information you need to know, including how to watch the Tennessee Volunteers matchup with Missouri in Columbia on Saturday afternoon.

    How to Watch – Tennessee @ Missouri:

    • Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
    • TV: SEC Network
    • Online Streaming: WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN App
    • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

    Odds and Statistics

    • Fanduel Sportsbook
      • Spread: Tennessee +2.5 (-104)/Missouri -2.5 (-118)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee +118/Missouri -144
      • Total: Over 65.5 (-114)/Under 65.5 (-106)
    • DraftKings
      • Spread: Tennessee +2.5 (-105)/Missouri -2.5 (-115)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee +120/Missouri -140
      • Total: Over 66 (-115)/Under 66 (-105)
    • ESPN‘s Football Power Index also gives Tennessee a 47.2 percent chance to win, according to their database’s algorithm.

    Previous Matchups

    In their nine all-time meetings, Missouri does have the lead over Tennessee in their series history. The Tigers have five wins over Tennessee, with the Vols only winning four. However, Tennessee has won the last two meetings as they look to make it three straight.

    The last five games between the teams have seen a significant amount of points. In those games, Tennessee is averaging 31.2 points, with Missouri averaging 33.8 points.

    • 10/3/20 – Knoxville – Missouri 12 @ Tennessee 35
    • 11/23/19 – Columbia – Tennessee 24 @ Missouri 20
    • 11/17/18 – Knoxville – Missouri 50 @ Tennessee 17
    • 11/11/17 – Columbia – Tennessee 17 @ Missouri 50
    • 11/19/16 – Knoxville – Missouri 37 @ Tennessee 63

    Stat Leaders

    Tennessee:

    • Passing: Hendon Hooker – 46/70, 613 yards, 7 TD, 1 INT
    • Rushing: Tiyon Evans – 42 carries, 211 yards, 2 TD
    • Receiving: Velus Jones Jr – 9 receptions, 160 yards, 1 TD

    Missouri:

    • Passing: Connor Bazelak – 106/154, 1,200 yards, 10 TD, 3 INT
    • Rushing: Tyler Badie – 66 carries, 417 yards, 5 TD
    • Receiving: Keke Chism – 17 receptions, 181 yards, 1 TD
    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.