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Saturday, October 15, the Missouri Tigers (2-3) take on the No. 18 Florida Gators (4-1). The game will be played at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL. Read on for our Missouri vs. Florida prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Florida wins the matchup between the two teams 77.9% of the time. The spread suggests that the Gators are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Florida -14
Game Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Channel: SEC Network
Missouri vs. Florida preview:
The Tigers are coming off of a blowout loss at the hands of Ed Orgeron's LSU Tigers. Missouri has just two wins on the season, coming against pitiful competition. It will be a long season for the Tigers unless they turn things around in a hurry.
Florida comes into this game with a 4-1 record and could easily be undefeated if they didn't collapse against Tennessee in Week 5. After not playing last week due to their game against LSU getting postponed thanks to Hurricane Matthew, starting quarterback Luke Del Rio got some extra time to heal. Del Rio should be back for the Gators in Saturday's game against Missouri, after missing the last game with a leg injury.
Missouri and Florida have played five times in history, with the Tigers owning a 3-2 advantage.
Missouri vs. Florida prediction:
Missouri is struggling to find wins this season and it won't get any easier against No. 18 Florida. The Gators defense has been stellar this year, especially against the run. The Florida defense is giving up just over 90 yards per game on the ground and just under 140 yards per games through the air.
Look for Florida's defense to thwart any offensive production coming from Missouri.