CLICK TO JOIN

Remember me Reset Password

      

Independence Bowl Betting – Missouri And North Carolina Have Much To Prove

Posted by Blake Frazier on 1/11/2012 9:25:05 AM
independence bowl betting

Independence Bowl Betting: Missouri And North Carolina Have Much To Prove

By Blake Frazier
The 2011 Independence Bowl offers a matchup between two teams who can certainly use a momentum boost heading into the 2012 offseason. Urgency defines this clash on the Bayou.

Missouri Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - Monday, December 26

Sports betting line: Missouri -5

Why Missouri Will Win

When you do your homework and assess your sports bet on this game, look at this interesting little factoid: Missouri lost each and every one of its games to teams that – while not finishing the year in the top 25 – were ranked at the time they took on the Tigers. The list includes at Arizona State, at Oklahoma, at Kansas State, Oklahoma State and at Baylor. The Big 12 Conference was the deepest top-to-bottom league in the country, making Missouri’s 7-5 record a lot better than a number of other teams’ 7-5 records. Mizzou quarterback James Franklin had an impressive 7.75 yards per attempt average, which resulted in a 141.3 efficiency rating. If Franklin plays up to his potential or at least avoid untimely fumbles that dogged him during the regular season, Missouri has more weapons than North Carolina.

Why North Carolina Will Win

The college football betting  experts who are looking at this contest have to be mindful of the “grumble factor,” or when a team doesn’t want to play in a particularly low-rent bowl game. For a season that started with high expectations, the Missouri Tigers probably didn’t land in the postseason destination they had hoped for. Coach Gary Pinkel’s team was selected to play in the Independence Bowl this past Sunday. Sadly for the Tigers, Shreveport, Louisiana, is a familiar location for the Missouri faithful. This will be the third time in nine years that the Tigers will be playing in the Independence Bowl. And people wondered why the higher-ups in Columbia were looking so hard to get out of the Big 12 Conference.
The thing that is extra hard for people in Missouri to wrap their heads around is that their Tigers were passed over by four Big 12 bowl games that selected teams with worse or identical records. This should come as no surprise to Missouri fans, who have gotten used to being left behind when bowl selection time comes around. If you really want to get a Missouri Tiger’s blood boiling just bring up the BCS bowl selection process in 2007, when Mizzou beat Kansas late in the season but got passed over for the Orange Bowl by the Jayhawks.
Despite all of this, there is still a football game that needs to played against a very competitive bunch from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hopefully there are no Christmas hangovers for both teams, since the game between the Tigers and coach Everett Withers’ Tar Heels is the day after Christmas. However, a Missouri hangover is exactly what could give North Carolina a win.

Who Will Win

After a month off, James Franklin – the player, not the coach at Vanderbilt University – should play well. If that happens, Missouri should win this game. Period.



College Football Betting Pick: Missouri

Archives

Twitter


↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top