Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting favors Arkansas by just over a touchdown on Saturday, January 2nd as they play East Carolina.
The Razorbacks are 7.5 point favorites in NCAA football betting in this game that can be seen on ESPN.
Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting has East Carolina in this game for the second straight season. Last year they lost to Kentucky after leading at the half. East Carolina is coming off an upset of Houston in the Conference USA title game. "While one of our goals each year is to represent Conference USA in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl as a champion, having the chance to return to Memphis after our experience a year ago makes this trip even more special," Coach Skip Holtz said. "We’re looking forward to the challenge of Arkansas, a program with a great tradition and history out of a conference (SEC) which certainly speaks for itself." The Pirates are trying to win 10 games for the first time since 1991. East Carolina has won six of their last seven games averaging 38.5 points per game. The Pirates are led by quarterback Patrick Pinkney and wide receiver Dwayne Harris.
Arkansas was a success in Bobby Petrino’s second season. Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting had Arkansas leading the SEC in scoring at 37.3 points per game led by quarterback Ryan Mallett. "I’m excited about the preparation for the game and our team learning how to prepare for a big game," said Petrino. Mallett threw for 3,422 yards and 29 touchdowns with seven interceptions this season. Arkansas scored at least 30 points in nine of their 12 games this season so Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting could be a shootout.
Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting indicates that the Razorbacks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. They are 4-1 in NCAA football betting in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting has the Pirates at 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games as an underdog. The Pirates are 0-6 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games.
Looking at the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl betting total we see that four of the last five Arkansas games have gone over in NCAA football betting. Five of the last six East Carolina non-conference games have gone over the college NCAA betting total.