Alabama at Arkansas Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/8/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville
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The #7 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-1) will try to quickly shake off their first loss of the year when they go up against the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2) on Saturday. Alabama blew out the Razorbacks by the score of 52-0 at home last year.
Alabama could only put up three points in the second half of their game against Ole Miss on the road last weekend and ended up losing 23-17. The Crimson Tide turned the ball over twice in that loss and they were just 6-for-16 on their third down opportunities.
Alabama currently has the 12th-best defense in the country after giving up just 15.8 points per game through their first five games. Quarterback Blake Sims has completed over 70 percent of his passes this year with eight touchdowns and three picks, and he has also rushed for three scores. Star wide receiver Amari Cooper has 52 receptions with five touchdowns and he is second in the country with 746 receiving yards.
Arkansas had their three-game winning streak snapped over the weekend when they were beaten 35-28 by Texas A&M. In that game, they rushed for 285 yards, but their defense gave up 523 yards.
The Razorbacks are seventh in the country in rushing right now with 316.6 yards per game. Running back Alex Collins leads the team in rushing with 621 yards and six touchdowns, while fellow running back Jonathan Williams has 486 yards and eight scores. Quarterback Brandon Allen has thrown for 751 yards through six games with nine touchdowns and just one interception.
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-3-1 Against the Spread
Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-2-0 against the Over/Under
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
Arkansas Razorbacks are 4-1-0 Against the Spread
Arkansas Razorbacks are 3-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Alabama Crimson Tide
10/05/14 LB Denzel Devall Foot "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
10/05/14 OL Ryan Kelly Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
10/04/14 RB Kenyan Drake Leg out for season
10/02/14 RB Tyren Jones Finger out indefinitely
09/18/14 WR Jojo Robinson Foot out indefinitely
08/21/14 DE Mitchell Loewen Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama
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