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Missouri vs. Ohio State Prediction, Odds, College Football Picks - Week 18 [2023]

Missouri vs. Ohio State Prediction, Odds, College Football Picks - Week 18 [2023]

Ohio State squares off with Missouri in the 2023 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on Friday, beginning at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth betting preview for Friday's Missouri vs. Ohio State matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Cotton Bowl Classic Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of the 2023 Cotton Bowl Classic 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of College Football predictions.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives Ohio State a 56% chance of beating Missouri, and our predicted final score has Ohio State winning 25-23.

According to our model, Missouri (+4.5) has a 61% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 49 points has a 51% chance of going over.

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Cotton Bowl Classic Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Missouri Ohio State
Spread +4.5 (-108) -4.5 (-110)
Moneyline +165 -188
Total o49 (-110) u49 (-108)
  • Ohio State is listed as the -4.5 favorite versus Missouri, with -110 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Missouri (+4.5) to cover the spread, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -108.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for Ohio State at -188. That means you can risk $188 to win $100 for a total payout of $288 if it gets the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for Missouri at +165, where you can bet $100 to profit $165, earning a total payout of $265 if it wins.
  • The Over/Under for total points scored is set at 49 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, while DraftKings currently has the best odds for the Under at -108.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all the sports betting sites that are available in your state for the best College Football odds and lines.

Missouri vs. Ohio State Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Missouri +4.5 -108 🔥
Moneyline Missouri +165 🔥
Total Over 49 -110


If you see a 🔥, you know you've found one of our best free picks of the day across all major pro and college sports.

While Ohio State is more likely to win the game, taking Missouri moneyline is the best option because of the 6.7% edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published on Dimers is pivotal to being a profitable sports bettor in the long run.

Our best College Football bets are based on detailed simulations and wagering expertise to bring you the best possible plays every week of the season.

Remember, our model updates often, so refresh this page for any changes to our betting insights ahead of Missouri vs. Ohio State on Friday December 29, 2023.

Missouri vs. Ohio State Game Information

Friday's action between Ohio State and Missouri in College Football at AT&T Stadium is scheduled to start at 8:00PM ET.

  • Who: Missouri vs. Ohio State
  • Date: Friday December 29, 2023
  • Time: 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT
  • Venue: AT&T Stadium


Our full betting coverage of Missouri vs. Ohio State includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live scores.

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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on this week's Missouri vs. Ohio State game, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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Mac Douglass
Senior Sports Betting Editor

Mac brings a well-traveled perspective and a broad knowledge of sports to his role at Dimers. Specializing in previews for the NFL, particularly the NFC South and NFC East, Mac leverages his keen insights to provide detailed game analyses. He also offers best bets and props for MLB and race previews for Formula 1, a sport he has followed passionately alongside professional tennis and the NBA. 

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