Arkansas at Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Bryant-Denny Stadium is the venue for the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 29.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55. The Crimson Tide are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0. The Razorbacks are 0-4-1 ATS and their over/under record is 3-2-0.
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Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 0-4-1 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
10/08/17 QB Austin Allen Shoulder left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/26/17 WR Jared Cornelius Achilles out for season
09/08/17 WR Koilan Jackson ACL out for season
09/02/17 DB Ryan Pulley Shoulder out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
10/09/17 WR Calvin Ridley Thigh probable Saturday vs. Arkansas
10/09/17 DB Tony Brown Knee "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas
10/03/17 DL Da'Shawn Hand Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/03/17 DB Trevon Diggs Leg out indefinitely
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arkansas Razorbacks have run for 927 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in the nation. They've run 204 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Razorbacks have been penalized on offense 23 times for 198 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 163. They have run 339 plays this year for 1,963 yards, which ranks them 93rd in the nation in total offense. The Razorbacks average 5.8 yards per play, which is 62nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 108 1st downs this season, ranking them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. Austin Allen has completed 66 throws while attempting 117 passes for a completion percentage of 56.4%. He has passed for 850 yards this year. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 133.2.
The Razorbacks rush defense has given up 165 attempts for 730 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 205 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in Division 1. Arkansas is 81st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 157. They have given up a total of 1,750 yards on D, which is 36th in the nation. The Razorbacks are 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 88 throws on 156 attempts against the Arkansas Razorbacks defense this season, ranking them 36th and 36th in the country. The Arkansas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,020 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arkansas Razorbacks have tried 3 field goals this year and made 1, which is 128th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Arkansas Razorbacks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 834 yards on 21 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average. Arkansas is 129th in the country in punt returns with 1. They've totaled 2 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 120th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 275 yards on special teams, which puts them 74th in kick return yardage. The Razorbacks average 20 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,240.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide are 3rd in Division 1 in points scored with 258. They have run 420 plays this season for 2,898 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 6.9 yards per play, which is 13th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 144 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 1,810 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 281 times, averaging 6.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 32 times for 255 yards so far this season, which has them 72nd in the nation in penalties. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 870 yards this season. He has completed 70 passes on 111 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.7. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Alabama is 4th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 62. They have surrendered a total of 1,567 yards on D, which is 17th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 106 passes on 192 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, placing them 75th and 98th in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also given up a total of 1,113 yards through the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 170 attempts for 454 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in D-1 against the run. The Crimson Tide have committed 22 penalties for 145 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 141 punt return yards and average 10.1 yards per return, which is 37th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 137 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 23 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,176. The Crimson Tide have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 9th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Alabama kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 731 yards on 20 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 126th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Razorbacks/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -29.5
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