2013 ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: Arkansas vs. Alabama Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Friday, 18 October 2013 07:00
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Arkansas vs. Alabama Odds

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (The Spread) – No. 1 Alabama looks to hold on to its top ranking on Saturday when it hosts Arkansas at 7PM ET on ESPN.

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Alabama is 6-0 overall, 3-0 in the SEC, 3-0 at home and 3-3 against the spread. Arkansas is 3-4 overall, 0-3 in the SEC, 0-2 on the road and 2-5 against the spread. Alabama has won six straight over Arkansas.

Trends show that Arkansas is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 meetings with Alabama and these two have hit the over in 5 of their last 7 overall meetings and 5 of their last 7 meetings at Alabama.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alabama is the clear favorite at home, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -28 points against Arkansas. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 27 points. The spread was never lower than that and moved the slow path to 28. The over/under total for the game opened at 48.5 and dipped to 48 before moving back to 48.5.

Alabama is coming off a 48-7 win over Kentucky last week. The Crimson Tide have won their last four games by at least 25 points. The team is averaging 38.8 points per game offensively, while holding teams to just 11.3 points per game. A.J. McCarron has thrown for 1,407 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the offense, while T.J. Yeldon has rushed for 569 yards and six touchdowns.

Arkansas is coming off a 52-7 loss against South Carolina last week. The Razorbacks have now lost four straight, with their last three losses coming by double digits. Arkansas is posting just 23.3 points per game this season while the defense is giving up 27.6 points per contest. Arkansas has been led by its running game, as Alex Collins has rushed for 720 yards and four touchdowns while Jonathan Williams has gained 564 yards with four scores.

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In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson (knee) and running back Alvin Kamara (knee) are both questionable. Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen is questionable with a finger injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Alabama, as the Crimson Tide are getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -28 points against Arkansas on Saturday.

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