Week 14, Rivalry Week SEC Football Picks Against the Spread

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Nov 22, 2014; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Alex Collins (3) celebrates with teammates after the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Mississippi 30-0. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas Razorbacks at #17 Missouri Tigers (NL), Friday, November 28, 1:30PM CT, CBS

As of Wednesday morning, this game was unavailable for betting, however, we’ll still make a pick for the game based on the information we know.

The game opened as a pick ’em on Sunday, but Arkansas received some of the early action and drove the line to become a 2-point favorite before the game was pulled due to injury concerns surrounding Razorbacks’ quarterback Brandon Allen. The junior may not be able to practice this week and is questionable to play against Mizzou.

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“You certainly would like him to throw the ball around, I think,” Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said this week. “Especially as well as that’s been going for him. But I do think a guy that’s a junior starter that’s started an entire year … If there’s a guy that could get away with a minimal amount of practice time, it would be (Allen).”

Allen and Bielema led the Hogs to their first SEC football victory in nearly two full seasons with a 17-0 win over LSU two weeks ago, then followed that up with a dominant 30-0 win over the Ole Miss Rebels last week to become bowl eligible.

The Razorbacks have already accomplished their biggest goal, but Missouri needs a win to clinch a spot in the SEC Championship for the second straight year.

“They know it’s out there,” Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel said of his team. “I’d like to believe they understand that all their attention and focus has to be on themselves. You don’t want your players playing with any fear at all. You want them to play with a lot of confidence.”

Somehow, some way, Missouri has won nine football games this season and has only lost once in conference play. They’ve been phenomenal on the road, but have struggled at times at home – having lost 31-27 to Indiana and 34-0 to Georgia.

They’ve got more at stake in this game than Arkansas, but the Hogs are one of the hottest teams in the nation. Even if Allen can’t play, expect Bielema’s bunch to finally put an end to Missouri’s run.

Arkansas 24, Missouri 20

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