Saturday, October 10, 2020, Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri, Noon ET
Missouri at LSU Betting Preview: Missouri (+20.5), LSU -20.5)
Missouri will be playing its third consecutive game against a ranked opponent when it takes on No. 17 LSU after losses to No. 2 Alabama and No. 21 Tennessee. But Mizzou gets an unexpected home game due to Hurricane Delta. Mizzou has managed only 31 points in its two losses combined as first-year coach Eliah Drinkwitz seeks to find more production at quarterback.
Drinkwitz has started Shawn Robinson (20 of 29 for 185 yards) and brought Connor Bazelak (20 of 35 for 286 yards) off the bench. Bazelak gave the offense a slight lift against Tennessee.
Drinkwitz has not named his starter for the game at LSU. Both quarterbacks have been hurt by dropped passes by receivers, especially in clutch situations..
“We can’t drop the football,” Drinkwitz said.
LSU Tigers Odds
Myles Brennan became the first LSU quarterback to pass for over 300 yards in each of his first two starts when he threw for 337 yards in the 41-7 win at Vanderbilt last week after his 345-yard effort in the opening loss to Mississippi State.
“Myles maneuvering in the pocket with pocket presence, being patient and stepping up is something that we worked very hard last week on him doing it, allowing the routes to become open,” coach Ed Orgeron said. “Then when they become open, let ‘er rip, throw it.”
LSU’s offense added some depth when starter Chris Curry missed the outing at Vanderbilt because of an undisclosed injury and John Emery II the bench recorded his first 100-yard rushing game behind Tyrion Davis-Price, who started in Curry’s place. Emery thus became the team’s leading rusher with 130 on the season.
“We made tremendous improvement from Week 1 to Week 2,” Orgeron said. “Now we’ve got to continue to make that improvement, and we cannot make the mistakes that we make and play the elite teams in the SEC and expect to win.”
Missouri at LSU Betting Pick for October 10, 2020
The two teams have split two previous meetings, though LSU won the first after they met as conference colleagues in 2016. That 42-7 win was in Orgeron’s first game as LSU’s interim coach. LSU had trouble against slowing Mississippi State’s Air Raid attack in the opener but should find the going much easier against a struggling Missouri offense.
Missouri at LSU Betting Pick:
LSU 42, Missouri 7
Missouri at LSU Best Bet for October 10, 2020
LSU should be able to cover the spread against a struggling Missouri team whose statistics might be even worse if Alabama had not eased off in the opener. But getting to the Over/Under might be difficult if Mizzou doesn’t contribute more.
Missouri at LSU Best Bet: UNDER 55.5
–Field Level Media