Arkansas vs. Auburn Prediction
Will Arkansas and Auburn play under the total for bettors on Saturday evening when the two SEC foes clash at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are now 9.5-point home favorites versus the Razorbacks after opening as a 7.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 55.5 and as of this writing has not moved.
The Razorbacks enter Saturday on a high note after upsetting Ole Miss 34-30 as a 10-point home underdog last weekend. Quarterback Austin Allen was efficient, completing 19-of-32 passes for 229 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while getting a lot of help from running back Rawleigh Williams III, who rushed 27 times for 180 yards. Arkansas is now 5-2 on the year and 3-4 against the spread.
The Tigers, meanwhile, are riding a three-game winning streak after beating LSU 18-13 as a 3.5-point home underdog, UL-Monroe 58-7 as a 32.5-point favorite, and Mississippi State two weeks ago 38-14 as a 4-point favorite. Those three wins lift Auburn’s record to 4-2 straight up and 5-1 against the spread. The under has also cashed in four of the Tigers’ seven games in 2016.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 7-3 in the Razorbacks’ last 10 road games and is a perfect 7-0 in the Tigers’ last seven conference games. The under is also 10-3-1 in the Tigers’ last 14 home games, is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall, and is 9-1-2 in Auburn’s last 12 games versus an opponent with a winning record. The Tigers’ defense has been excellent this season, allowing just 16.0 points per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. Look for Saturday evening’s game between these two teams to be relatively low-scoring.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PICK: ARKANSAS/AUBURN UNDER 55.5