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Alabama Has Historically Made Easy Work Of Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks are often the overlooked team in the SEC, but conference powerhouse Alabama has not taken it easy on the Hogs. The Crimson Tide have won the past nine games against the Razorbacks while averaging 36.9 points per game. This SEC rivalry continues in Fayetteville on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The road team is 2-5 ATS in the past 7 games between Alabama and Arkansas.
  • Alabama is 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games against the SEC.
  • Arkansas is 7-22 SU in its last 29 games against its conference.

It’s time for Alabama to prove it is truly the best team in the nation, as the Crimson Tide face three consecutive games against ranked teams, two of them on the road. Jalen Hurts has been the model of consistency for Alabama, as the freshman has completed 62.9 percent of his passes with no turnovers in the past four games.

Not to be outdone, Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen has been one of the best in the country recently. The junior has thrown for 10 touchdowns with no turnovers in the Razorbacks’ past four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Arkansas Razorbacks were 13-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Crimson Tide to win this game on Saturday 45-28. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Arkansas Razorbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Alabama Crimson Tide will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-2 ATS against the spread this season, while the Arkansas Razorbacks are 2-3 ATS. Alabama is 2-3 on the over under betting totals; Arkansas is 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arkansas vs Alabama injuries news.

The Arkansas Razorbacks sit at No. 28 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are at No. 2 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arkansas's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 36 PPG, against a Alabama defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 13 PPG. The Arkansas aerial game is averaging 246.4 yards per game, more than the Alabama Crimson Tide secondary allows through the air, 188 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Alabama Crimson Tide own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106 yards per game when on the road. Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 41 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Calvin Ridley hauled in 11 passes for 174 yards against the Kentucky defense in the team's last game, leading Alabama over the Wildcats 34-6 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Alabama is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Arkansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Alabama
  • Arkansas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Alabama

Next Betting Matchups

Alabama at Tennessee, Saturday, October 15th
Arkansas home to Ole Miss, Saturday, October 15th

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