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Sep 15, 3:30 PM | Turf of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds

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The first of this season's SEC showdowns takes place Saturday in Fayetteville as Alabama visits Arkansas (3:30 pm ET CBS).

The 2-0 Crimson Tide, coming off a 35-0 whitewash of Western Kentucky, have won five in a row in this series over the Hogs, who just got upset by Louisiana-Monroe.

Alabama opened as 15.5-point road chalk but were quickly bet up to -21 (at Sportsbook.ag) after injuries to Arkansas's QB.

View Alabama vs Arkansas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 109-rated Razorbacks and the No. 13-rated Crimson Tide in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 60-40 win for the Crimson Tide on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas's No. 24-ranked offense (40 PPG) against a Crimson Tide defense that ranks No. 5 at 7 PPG. The Razorbacks passing attack has averaged 340.5 yards per game, more than the Crimson Tide give up through the air (189 YPG on average).

Alabama was a 35-0 winner in its last match at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 38-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 35 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Western Kentucky didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Crimson Tide as Alabama blasted them 35-0 in Week 2 action.

In their last action, Arkansas was a 34-31 loser at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 29.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, the Razorbacks were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 34-31 score against Louisiana-Monroe.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Crimson Tide at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games when playing Arkansas
Arkansas is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Arkansas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas's last 6 games when playing Alabama
Arkansas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Alabama

Next up:
Alabama home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, September 22
Arkansas home to Rutgers, Saturday, September 22