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Alabama vs. Arkansas 2022 College Football Week 5 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

Ones of the most fearsome rivalries in all of college football resumes on Saturday when the Texas Tech Red Raiders host the 19-ranked Texas Longhorns. The Red Raiders will step on their field a touchdown and extra point underdog. Will Tech prove they can hang with the more well-regarded rivals? Or will Texas thump the Red Raiders and cover the spread?

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Alabama vs. Arkansas Game Information

  • When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: Tide 100.9 FM (Alabama) // KQSM 92.1 FM (Arkansas)
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • College Footall Odds: Alabama (-17) // Arkasas (+17)

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Why Bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide?

Like last season, Alabama boasts one of the top offenses in college football. The Crimson Tide average 517.5 yards per game. The Tide rush for 235 per. Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce Young passes for 282.5 yards each contest. Young leads an offense that scores over 48 points each game. Young can pass or run, which makes the Heisman winner close to impossible to defend against.

Bama’s D has been as dominant, if not more so, as rival Georgia’s. Will Anderson, a Heisman Trophy contender on the defensive side of the ball, already has 4.5 sacks. Anderson also has an interception.

The Tide allow 201.3 yards on average, ranking second in the nation. Opponents rush for 62.5 yards and pass for 138.8. Teams average less than 8 points per game versus Alabama, which ranks the Tide ahead of UGA.

Why Bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks?

The Razorbacks average 33.5 points per game from 481 total yards. Arkansas prefers to run, but if required, KJ Jefferson can light it up through the air. Jefferson has developed into one of the top quarterbacks in the SEC, which means he’s one of the best in the nation.

Like Young at Alabama, Jefferson is a dual-threat signal-caller. The Hogs’ QB averages 4.3 yards per rush. KJ has scored 4 rushing touchdowns, which leads Arkansas in the TD category. Jefferson has thrown 8 touchdowns to a single interception.

While Arkansas’ offense is solid, the defense has struggled. The Razorbacks haven’t played a decent defensive game this season. Cincinnati scored 24. South Carolina dropped 30. Missouri State scored 27 and Texas A&M scored 23. Holding A&M to 23 is no feat. The Aggies have a terrible offense. For the Razorbacks to have any shot of keeping this close, Arkansas’ defense must play their best game yet.

Alabama vs. Arkansas Betting Trends

  • Crimson Tide is 1-5 ATS in their last 5 on the road.
  • Alabama is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October.
  • Under is 5-0 in the Crimson Tide’s last 5 on field turf.
  • Razorbacks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
  • Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
  • Under is 8-3 in Arkansas’ last 11 games following a straight up loss.

Alabama vs. Arkansas Expert Betting Predictions

KJ Jefferson is a good quarterback, but Jefferson won’t lead Arkansas to enough points for the Hogs to keep this close. The problem Arkansas has in this game is preventing Bryce Young and Bama’s offense from scoring touchdowns on every possession.

Alabama can beat your through the air or on the ground. Then when KJ gets his turn, the Hogs will struggle to move the ball versus the best defense in college football. Alabama had a tough game versus Texas. Since then, the Tide have rolled. Expect Nick Saban to turn the screws tighter in this.

Saban knows Alabama must improve every game if the Tide hope to beat Georgia in the SEC title match. Alabama wins by at least 20 and could win this by 4 or more touchdowns.

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