Alabama vs. Arkansas Prediction

College Football Week 5 Alabama vs. Arkansas Predictions 10/8/16

Are the Arkansas Razorbacks a good bet to cover against Alabama tonight at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Crimson Tide is a 14-point road favorite versus the Razorbacks after Arkansas opened as a 13.5-point underdog earlier this week. As for the total, the number opened at 50.5 and has been bet down to 49.

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The Crimson Tide is 8-2 against the spread in its last eight games versus an opponent that owns a winning record entering the game. Alabama is also 6-2 at the betting window in its last eight road games and is 5-0 against the number in its last five games coming off a failed cover in its previous game.

The Razorbacks, meanwhile, are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight conference games, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games following a straight up win, and are 16-7 against the number in their last 23 games versus a team with a winning record.

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OUR PREDICTION: Arkansas is going to rely on its running game to try and win the time of possession battle, limit turnovers and keep its defense fresh against an inexperienced but dynamic Alabama offense. If the strategy works, then the Razorbacks should stay within the two touchdowns and cover versus the Crimson Tide. If the Hogs do have to throw, junior signal-caller Austin Allen has played well, throwing for 1,232 yards and 12 touchdowns to just two interceptions. This is a lot of points to hand a home dog.

 

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