KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has opened as a 15-point favorite over Missouri in next Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. game at Neyland Stadium, according to VegasInsider.com.
It’s the same spread at the beginning of last week for the Vols (7-3, 3-3 SEC), who failed to cover what dropped down to a 14-point line against Kentucky (5-5, 4-4), winning 49-36 on Saturday.
Tennessee had the game well in check at 49-22 with 5 minutes left to play, but the Wildcats recovered an onside kick and scored 2 touchdowns in the final 4 minutes.
Missouri (3-7, 1-5) scored a 26-17 home win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, snapping what had been a five-game losing streak.
The Tigers have been a thorn in Tennessee’s side since joining the SEC, winning three of the four meetings as fellow East Division members.
The Vols are still in contention to win the SEC East Division, needing to beat the Tigers on Saturday and finish with a win at Vanderbilt on Nov. 26 and hope LSU beats Florida next Saturday.
The Bayou Bengals opened as a 12-point favorite over the Gators.