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Alabama Struggling to Cover the Spread

Alabama may be 16-5 SU in their past 21 games, but they’ve been bad at covering the spread with a lowly 6-14-1 ATS record since November, 2013. The Crimson Tide will look to rebound from poor ATS play when they host the SEC-rival Arkansas Razorbacks.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 9-1 in Arkansas’ past 10 games.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in the past eight games when Alabama hosts Arkansas.
  • Alabama forced five interceptions in the past two games.

Alabama struggled against Arkansas last year to a narrow 14-13 win, but entered that contest favored by nine points. The Tide has been facing massive chalk so far this season with an average closing line of -18.5.

Arkansas has been struggling offensively over their past four games and have just barely averaged more than 20 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Alabama Crimson Tide sat as -16-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

A 30-20 result in favor of the Crimson Tide is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arkansas Razorbacks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-3 ATS against the spread this season, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-3 ATS. Arkansas is 1-3 on the over under betting totals; Alabama is 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Arkansas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Alabama Crimson Tide) and the No. 34 (Arkansas Razorbacks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Alabama Crimson Tide No. 33-ranked offense (36.2 PPG) against a Arkansas Razorbacks defense that ranks No. 55 at 22.4 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide passing attack has averaged 244 yards per game, less than the Arkansas Razorbacks give up through the air (257.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Arkansas Razorbacks own the league's No. 36-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 133 yards per game when on the road. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 51 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Volunteers, they had no answer for Alex Collins as the Razorbacks rolled to a 24-20 victory at Neyland Stadium.

 

Last time we saw the Bulldogs, they had no answer for Derrick Henry as the Crimson Tide rolled to a 38-10 victory at Sanford Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Arkansas is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arkansas's last 10 games
  • Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arkansas is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Alabama is 6-14-1 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Alabama is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Alabama's last 9 games
  • Alabama is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arkansas home to Auburn, Saturday, October 24th
Alabama at Texas A&M, Saturday, October 17th

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