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2021 Armed Forces Bowl prediction, odds, line: Missouri vs. Army picks, best bets from model on 43-30 run

The Southeastern Conference kicks off its bowl season on Wednesday when the Missouri Tigers take on the Army Black Knights in the 2021 Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Tigers (6-6) are the first of 13 SEC teams to play its bowl game. Missouri, which finished tied for fourth in the SEC East this season, is coming off a 34-16 blowout loss to Arkansas on Nov. 26. Meanwhile Army (8-4) has won at least eight games in five of six seasons and is coming off a 17-13 loss to archirival Navy on Dec. 11. 

Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET. The Black Knights are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Army vs. Missouri odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 56.5. Before making any Missouri vs. Army picks or Armed Forces Bowl 2021 predictions, be sure to see the betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters the second week of the 2021-22 college football bowl season on a 43-30 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights Missouri vs. Army and locked in its Armed Forces Bowl 2021 picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college football odds and betting trends for Army vs. Missouri: 

  • Missouri vs. Army spread: Black Knights -5.5
  • Missouri vs. Army over-under: 56.5 points
  • Missouri vs. Army money line: Black Knights -210, Tigers +175
  • ARMY: The Black Knights rank second in the nation in rushing yards per game (286.4).
  • MISS: The Tigers allow just 1.25 sacks per game, which ranks 13th in the country.

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Why Army can cover

Army has one of the best running attacks in the country. Behind a triple-option offense, the Black Knights average 286.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks second in the FBS. They’ve also run for 44 touchdowns, which is the most of any team in the nation.

In addition, Army is one of the best teams in the country at protecting the football. The Black Knights have turned the ball over just eight teams this season. Just two teams, Colorado and Toledo (both with seven), have fewer turnovers.

Why Missouri can cover

Missouri is excellent at protecting the passer. The Tigers allow just 1.25 sacks per game, which ranks third in the SEC and 13th in the country. That bodes well for a team facing Army’s Andre Carter II, who leads the nation in sacks per game (1.21).

In addition, Missouri faces an Army offense that is not a threat in the passing game. The Black Knights average just 94.8 passing yards per game. Just Air Force and Navy average fewer.

How to make Missouri vs. Army picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 56 points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Army vs. Missouri in Armed Forces Bowl 2021? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up almost $3,600 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.

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