Against Arkansas, Alabama has a winning streak of seven games, and they’re 5-2 ATS, as the Crimson Tide were able to win their last two meetings by 52-0 – scores that ended up being identical. However football betting fans can see that now they’re just 1-5 ATS in the team’s last road games on the SEC. This week on the SEC, the Tide are again playing on the road when they visit the Razorbacks on Saturday night.
Many sportsbooks opened Alabama’s betting line with the Tide as the favorites by 9 points for their game at Donald W. Reynolds stadium.
Last week, Alabama were beaten by Ole Miss 23-17, so the Tide should be raging in this game. At the half, Alabama had a lead of 14-3 against the Rebels, but with three minutes remaining, a TD pass was conceded by Dak Prescott, and they lost the clash. Alabama lost even though they were able to out-rush the Rebels 168-72 and outgain them 399-323.
This season, the Tide could out-rush their opponents by a minimum of 89 yards and outgain them by 73 yards – at least. Alabama currently has a ranking of third place in the country when it comes to their run defense and total defense, and in total defense they’re 10th, something that many fans find surprising.
Arkansas is now 4-1 ATS, 3-2 SU, after their Razorbacks lost in overtime 35-28 a couple of weeks ago at Texas A&M, but they were able to cover as underdogs by nine points. Football betting fans saw that in that game, Arkansas had a lead of 28-14 as they entered the fourth quarter, but were not able to keep up. The Aggies were ultimately outrushed 285-137 by the Razorbacks, and the Hogs were the ones who won the possession time by a margin of 37-23. So far this season, the Razorbacks were able to outrush their opponents by a margin of 317-139 yards per game played, while QB Brandon Allen summed up a ratio of 9/1 TD to interception. This year, the only game that the Razorbacks were not able to cover was the one against Auburn, when, after being in the first half 21-21, they ended up losing 24-0 in the second half.