The Missouri Tigers' maiden voyage through the SEC figures to be a rough one, if early (like, really early) betting lines are any indicator. Gambling web site Beyond The Bets put the capital "D" in "Degenerate Gambler" with the lines for the SEC's entire conference slate, and we love them for it. Here's how Mizzou fares:
Week 2: Georgia (-3) at Missouri
Week 4: Missouri at South Carolina (-11)
Week 6: Vanderbilt at Missouri (-10)
Week 7: Alabama (-13) at Missouri
Week 9: Kentucky at Missouri (-17)
Week 10: Missouri at Florida (-9.5)
Week 11: Missouri at Tennessee (-6)
Week 12: Missouri at Texas A&M (-2.5)
Save for what's assumed to be a lovely housewarming gift hosting Kentucky (welcome to the SEC East neighborhood, where that's a bit of a tradition), the rest of the year looks to be a slog for the Tigers. However, by virtue of being a 10 point favorite over Vandy (both teams are projected to go 2-6 in conference), the site has Mizzou finishing fifth in the division. Hey, provided they can sweep Southeastern Louisiana, Arizona State, UCF and Syracuse, that's a bowl bid, baby.
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