Razorbacks vs Gators Game Preview
|Arkansas Razorbacks||Florida Gators|
No. 18 Florida, moving on without starting QB Jeff Driskel, heads back to the Swamp after a win at Kentucky to take on 3-2 Arkansas Saturday night (7 pm ET, ESPN2).
As of early this week the Gators, who are just 1-3 ATS this season, were favored by 10 points over the Hogs, who haven't beaten Florida since 1982.
The Razorbacks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gators are 1-3 ATS. Arkansas is 3-2 against the total, while Florida is 1-3 versus the number.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Razorbacks in this one found them as 12.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 27-rated Gators and the No. 64-rated Razorbacks in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 31-27 win for the Gators on Saturday.
Arkansas was a 45-33 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (78) made winners of OVER bettors. Kentucky was unable to contain Matt Jones in its last action Saturday and the result was a 24-7 Week 5 loss against the Gators.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 92-ranked offense (23.75 PPG) against a Razorbacks defense that ranks No. 47 at 22.2 PPG. The Gators passing attack has averaged 191.75 yards per game, less than the Razorbacks give up through the air (210 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Razorbacks own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 49 yards per game when on the road. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 38 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Razorbacks at Gators trends to consider:
Arkansas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Florida
Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Arkansas is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
Arkansas is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Florida is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Arkansas
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas
Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Arkansas at South Carolina, Saturday, October 12th
Florida at LSU, Saturday, October 12th