Tennessee Vols At Disadvantage In Week 5 Mizzou Matchup

Posted on September 29, 2021

The Tennessee Volunteers face off against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 2 for a Week 5 away game.

Sportsbooks list the Vols as a slight underdog against this SEC East opponent, creating plenty of value for bettors if they can pull off a win.

Vols put up a struggle in first season games

The Vols traveled to The Swamp in Week 4 to put up a fight against the Florida Gators.

Tennessee took the lead in the second quarter after running back Tiyon Evans scored a 47-yard touchdown. But this lead quickly fell away before halftime, and the deficit continued to expand throughout the second half.

The second and only other Vols touchdown was a 75-yard reception by wide receiver Javonta Payton.

Vols QB Hendon Hooker completed 13 of his 23 passes, resulting in a gain of 221 yards and two touchdowns. A late-game injury, however, has since rendered him questionable coming into Week 5.

Tennessee’s first SEC matchup of the season ultimately ended in a final score of 38-14.

Vols vs. Tigers odds

Tides have the potential to shift in Week 5, however, as the Vols take on a slightly less intimidating opponent.

Both Tennessee and Missouri have a 2-2 record thus far. Missouri’s losses came against Kentucky and Boston College, while Tennessee’s have come against Pitt and Florida.

When it comes to games the teams have played against each other, Missouri stands 2-1 in the three previous matchups, scoring 112 points to Tennessee’s 69.


Sportsbooks situate Tennessee as an underdog, setting the moneyline at .

Missouri has the upper hand against the Vols with odds.


The Vols managed to cover the spread against Tennessee Tech but failed to do so against Bowling Green, Pitt, and Florida.

Missouri, on the other hand, has yet to cover the spread this season.

This week’s spread sits at .


When it comes to total points, three of Missouri’s four games have hit the over so far.

This game sits at an over/under of points. Two of Missouri’s games have resulted in totals of more than 64 points so far this year, though their four-game average comes to 58.5 points per game.

Two of Tennessee’s four games have also hit the over. However, those four appearances averaged to only 58 points per game.

Sportsbook promos and boosts

In conjunction with the lines listed above, sportsbooks are offering a variety of additional promos bettors can use to make the most of their wagers.

New WynnBET Tennessee users who sign up and make their first deposit of $20 or more can opt in to bet $1 to win a $100 free bet.

Those who opt in and place any college football or NFL spread, moneyline, or totals bet of $1 or more will earn that free bet as long as a touchdown is scored by either team in the game. As of now, there is no end date to this promotion.

FanDuel TN bettors who place any 4+ leg football parlay before Oct. 4 will receive a $10 site credit regardless of whether the wager wins or loses.

Since the Vols-Mizzou game kicks off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 2, bettors have the perfect opportunity to take advantage of these promos.

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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