NCAA Football Betting: Alabama vs. Arkansas

September 12, 2012 NCAA College Football Betting

On Saturday, the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks in an SEC West conference matchup. This late afternoon game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET in Razorback Stadium, and will be televised on CBS.

Last week, Alabama had an easy time of it, shutting out the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers by a score of 35-0. The Tide scored at least a touchdown in every quarter, with QB AJ McCarron throwing for 4 TDs. This puts McCarron at 6 TDs to 0 interceptions for the year. Alabama is now 2-0, winning both games at home. Alabama’s defense has been particularly strong, allowing 6.3 ppg in their last 9, and 14 or fewer points in their last 14 games. Start your NCAA Football Betting on Alabama vs. Arkansas Game.

Arkansas lost a shocker to the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks in Week 2, going down in overtime 34-31. A fourth-down touchdown put the Warhawks on top for good in the extra period. In that one, Arkansas was a 30 point favorite, and they have lost QB Tyler Wilson with a collarbone injury. Wilson ranked 4th in the nation in passing efficiency. The Arkansas defense has also been shaky as of late, allowing 29 ppg to Jacksonville State and LA-Monroe. They are now 1-1 on the season, losing their No. 8 ranking in the process.

The Razorbacks are 20-9 ATS recently, and 15-2 ATS at home. In SEC openers, though, they are 2-5 ATS lately. The Crimson Tide is 31-14 ATS recently, and 21-7 ATS on the road. They are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 against SEC opponents, and 7-0 ATS in their road openers. Check the NCAA Football Odds for Alabama vs. Arkansas Game.

These two teams met in 2011, with Alabama favored by 11 ½ points, winning 38-14 and easily covering. In tat one, they held a 197-17 edge in rushing yards, with McCarron throwing 15-of-20. In a 2010 meeting, the Razorbacks were up 20-7 in the third quarter, before the Tide came back to win 24-20. Arkansas was favored by 7 in that one, covering the spread.

Alabama is favored by 19 ½ points on the road. The over/under is set at 53 ½ points.

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