Auburn vs. Arkansas Total Prediction
Will Auburn and Arkansas combine for enough points to hit the over on Saturday night?
Who: Auburn (5-2) at Arkansas (2-4)
When: 7:30PM ET, Saturday, October 21
Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 53 after hitting the board at 56 points. As for the side, the Razorbacks opened as a 13-point home underdog but the line has jumped to 15.5 at the majority of online sports books.
Who is the Public Backing?
Public bettors love Auburn on Saturday night. Of the tickets currently placed on this matchup, a whopping 77% of public bettors are taking the Tigers minus the points. Of course, Auburn was an even bigger public play last week when it played LSU on the road and the Tigers lost outright as a 7-point favorite.
Key Betting Trends
The favorite is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams while the Tigers are a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games versus a team with a losing record. They’re also 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games in October and are 3-1-1 at the betting window in their last five conference games. On the other side, the Razorbacks are just 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 0-4-1 against the number in their last five home games and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in October.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is a perfect 4-0 in the Tigers’ last four games overall, is 4-0 in their last four games played in October, and is 4-0 in their last four conference games as well. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Razorbacks’ last seven games coming off an ATS win and has cashed in 11 of their last 16 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous contest. Earlier this week Gus Malzahn admitted to playing more conservative in the second half last week versus LSU because he believed the Tigers couldn’t score enough points to get back into the game after falling behind by multiple scores. LSU came back and upset Auburn, which is now a 2-loss team. Malzahn won’t make that same mistake on Saturday night and I expect the Tigers to keep the pedal to the floor in the second half.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PREDICTIONS: AUBURN/LSU OVER 53