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College Football Betting Preview: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
October 14, 2023
A pair of SEC West teams will squareoff in week 7 of the college football season when the Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to take on the 11
-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 12:00 PM with the game airing on ESPN.
The Arkansas Razorbacks enter this game with a record of 2-4 following a 20-27 loss on the road against the Ole Miss Rebels while covering the 13-point spread as a road underdog in week 6 of the college football season. Arkansas scored 20 points while compiling a total of 288 yards offensively which included 252 passing yards and 36 rushing yards while allowing 27 points and 347 total yards defensively which included 153 passing yards and 194 rushing yards. KJ Jefferson led the team in passing, completing 25 of 39 attempts for 252 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 11 yards. Raheim Sanders led the team in rushing with eight carries for 15 yards while adding three receptions for 26 yards. Ty Washington led the team in receiving, catching seven of eight targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama enters this game ranked 11
in the AP Poll and 10
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 5-1 following a 26-20 win on the road against the Texas A&M Aggies while covering the 2.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 6 of the college football season. The Crimson Tide scored 26 points while compiling a total of 344 yards offensively which included 321 passing yards and 23 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 306 total yards defensively which included 239 passing yards and 67 rushing yards. Jalen Milroe led the team in passing, completing 21 of 33 attempts for 321 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Jase McClellan led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 45 yards while adding two receptions for six yards. Jermaine Burton led the team in receiving, catching nine of 12 targets for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
BookMaker has the Alabama Crimson Tide listed as 19.5-point favorites at home against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday afternoon in week 7 of the college football season. Alabama has won the last ten games in the series by an average margin of 27.1 points per game and the last three by an average margin of 26.33 points per game while going 2-1 ATS in the last three contests. Arkansas is 3-3 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS on the road, 2-1 ATS as an underdog, and 2-1 ATS in conference games while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-2 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, 4-2 ATS as a favorite, and 3-0 ATS in conference games on the year.
Since the 2
half of the game against the Ole Miss Rebels, the Alabama Crimson Tide have looked like a team to be reckoned with in the SEC and have dominated the series against the Razorbacks having not lost in the previous ten meetings while winning by an average margin of 27.1 points per game in the last ten and 26.33 points per game over the last three contests. I look for that trend to continue with Alabama winning big at home against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Crimson Tide -19 for this matchup.
Spooky Express Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -19
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