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Scarlet Knights visit Razorbacks in Week 4 battle

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsArkansas Razorbacks
Sep 22, 7:00 PM | Turf of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds


Coming off a nationally-televised embarrassment the 1-2 Arkansas Razorbacks look to avoid more of it when they host the 3-0 Rutgers Scarlet Knights in an unusual inter-conference matchup Saturday night (7 pm ET ESPNU).

The Hogs, who just got blasted 52-0 at home by Alabama, are favored by five points over the Knights, who are coming off an upset victory at South Florida.

View Rutgers vs Arkansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Scarlet Knights listed as 2-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 81-rated Razorbacks and the No. 70-rated Scarlet Knights in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-14 win for the Scarlet Knights on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 26.7 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 8.3 PPG. The Razorbacks aerial game is averaging 253.3 yards per game, more than the Scarlet Knights secondary allows through the air, 190.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Scarlet Knights own the league's No. 4-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 51.5 yards per game when on the road. Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 105 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 23-13 winner as they battled South Florida on the road. Rutgers covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 36 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Rutgers got a 151-yard performance from Jawan Jamison as a key part of its 23-13 win over South Florida.

Arkansas was a 52-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (52) made winners of OVER bettors. Arkansas was hammered in its last outing, as Alabama ran up a 52-0 score against them at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Scarlet Knights at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Rutgers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 8 games on the road
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Arkansas is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
Arkansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Rutgers home to Connecticut, Saturday, October 6
Arkansas at Texas A&M, Saturday, September 29