A razorback is a pig of a half-wild breed, but as far as college football wagering goes, Arkansas has been tamer than Babe, the Gallant Pig. If this were Lord of the Flies, the Alabama Crimson Tide would be Jack and his band of hunters, and the Razorbacks would be Piggy. To make matters worse for Arkansas, starting QB Austin Allen left the game against South Carolina after the third quarter, and the team’s athletic trainers were seen working on Allen’s throwing shoulder throughout the game.
- Date: October 14
- Time: 7:20 PM
- Venue: Bryant–Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
- Sportsbook online Vegas odds College Football Betting:
Arkansas +31 (-110) +5000
Alabama -31 (-110) -12500
The law of Bielema
There is something rotten in the state of Arkansas, and present and former Razorbacks have not been shy about their discontentment with the shape the team is in. for example, former Arkansas and current Miami Dolphins wide receiver Drew Morgan “liked” several tweets that more less asked for head coach Bret Bielema’s head, two of which originated from former Hogs quarterback Matt Jones. Morgan later preemptively made nice with his former coach:
For all the “twitter people” that think that I don’t have Coach Bielema🐗 back you’re mislead and guided in the wrong direction. #falsenews
— Drew Morgan (@drewmorgan15) October 8, 2017
Huh. Perhaps ‘tis true that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Meanwhile, defensive back Santos Ramirez said “We come out at halftime, and guys don’t have that fire still in their eyes like the first half. That’s a big deal. You can’t put that dog in people. You’ve got to have that dog already.” Well, the Razorbacks are 31-point road underdogs against Alabama. It’s like, how much more dog could they be? And the answer is none. None more dog. The Hogs are 9-2 SU in its last 11 games after a loss, but not every game after a loss happens to be versus the No. 1 team in the country. Additionally, Arkansas has yet to cover the college football wagering this season.
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendors
The Alabama Roll Tide defeated Texas A&M by a paltry eight points, which head coach Nick Saban blamed on the media constantly raving about how good ‘Bama is. “I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys.” Saban said after the game. All that stuff you write about how good we are, all that stuff they hear on ESPN, it’s like poison. It’s like taking poison. Like rat poison.” Did he just compare his players to rats?
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) October 8, 2017
Alabama is 32-0 straight-up since 2015, but there is no pleasing some people. Bettors do have reason to complain, though, what with the Crimson Tide failing to covert the spread for the third time this season and scoring so few points against the Aggies that the total went under. ‘Bama hasn’t lost to Arkansas since 2006, and has covered in four of their last six meetings. Alabama is, furthermore, 15-0 SU in its last 15 games at home against teams with losing records. The Roll Tide had no trouble covering the spread and pushing the college football wagering total to go over in their 49-30 win over the Hogs last year.