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Arkansas favored by -9.5 against South Alabama on Saturday

South Alabama JaguarsArkansas Razorbacks
6-5December 21, 2013, 08:00 | Bud Walton Arena8-2

The Arkansas Razorbacks host South Alabama on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-2 mark against the 6-5 Jaguars in college hoops action at Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas battles the Jaguars, currently sitting with a 6-5 mark (4-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-2 for the Razorbacks and 3-5 for the Jaguars.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Razorbacks as -9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Razorbacks - Jaguars odds would favor the Razorbacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arkansas is rated No. 70 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Alabama is at No. 73.

In their last action, South Alabama was an 82-73 winner at home against Dillard. Augustine Rubit scored 21 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading South Alabama over Dillard, 82-73, on Tuesday at Mitchell Center.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 102-56 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin at home. They covered in the match as a 24.5-point favorite. The Razorbacks blew out Tennessee-Martin on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 102-56 win at Bud Walton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas has the nation's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 86.8 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 72 allowing on average 66.64 PPG. The Razorbacks FG% has averaged 49.18% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.65% per game.

A few Jaguars at Razorbacks trends to consider:
South Alabama is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama at New Mexico State, Saturday, December 28th
Arkansas at High Point, Saturday, December 28th