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Missouri is making more moves toward legal sports betting thanks to a recent proposal by Senator Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville). Luetkemeyer’s bill would allow for legal betting at both in-state casinos and online.
“There’s a lot of interested parties on both sides,” Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden said in an interview with KRCG. “My advice to them has been you got to get to the table and try to figure out a path forward. I think they’re a long ways off at this point but there is still a chance. We’ll have I think legalized sports betting in the state in a couple of years, hopefully.”
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#3 Clemson vs #1 LSU (-5.5) – 8:00 PM
After more than two weeks of waiting, the College Football Championship Game is finally here. The #3 Clemson Tigers (14-0) take on the #1 LSU Tigers (14-0) tonight in New Orleans. Clemson defeated #2 Ohio State 29-23 in the semi-finals wile LSU dismantled #4 Oklahoma 63-28.
Clemson enters this game fourth in the country in points scored per game (45.3). The Tigers were Top 20 in the country in both rushing yards per game (246.1) and passing yards per game (292.2). They had one of the most explosive offenses in the country that was fourth in yards per play (7.46). The Tigers had seven games this season where they scored 50+ points. The Clemson defense was even more dominant than their offense. They were first in points allowed per game (11.5) and passing yards allowed per game (151.5). They also allowed the second-fewest yards per play (4.16).
LSU was this year’s best offensive team, scoring 48.9 points per game. Quarterback Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Award, led the Tigers to the second-best passing offense in the country (397.2 YPG). LSU was just 60th in rushing yards per game (166.9) but still managed to end the year second in yards per play (7.91). The LSU defense isn’t as good as it has been in past years but because of their offense, they haven’t had to be. The Tigers were 29th in points allowed per game (21.6).
Clemson’s defensive numbers are impressive but they haven’t seen an offense this season anywhere near the caliber of LSU. The ACC was weak again this season so Clemson’s 14-0 record and dominant numbers aren’t as impressive. However, their win over Ohio State showed that they are indeed worthy of playing for another National Title. LSU obliterated a so-so Oklahoma defense and they probably won’t be as successful against Clemson. Still, LSU less than a touchdown here is the way to go as we most likely won’t be seeing too many field goal attempts in this high-scoring game. The LSU run game is better than their numbers suggest so they are certainly more than one-dimensional. Burrow finishes off his dream season with a win as LSU wins the Championship and LSU covers in the process.