Arkansas vs Alabama NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Bryant-Denny Stadium is the site where Mac Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. Alabama opens this game as 34-point favorites. The Razorbacks are 2-5-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Crimson Tide are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Arkansas Razorbacks played the Auburn Tigers and took the loss by a score of 51-10. Rakeem Boyd led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 39 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.0 yards per tote. Cheyenne O'Grady was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 72 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 10.3 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Razorbacks was Ben Hicks who went 19/39 with 182 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Razorbacks ran the ball a total of 28 times and earned 52 yards which earned them an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 234 yards. On the day, the Razorbacks had a total of 14 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 34 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Arkansas conceded 13 catches on 19 tries totaling 193 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.4%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 491 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Razorbacks conceded 298 yards on 51 tries which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Razorbacks come into this game with a record of 2-5 for 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 24.7 points per game, ranking them 94th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 135 yards on the ground per game which is 13th in the Southeastern Conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 10th in the Southeastern Conference and 77th in the nation with 2,698 yards. The Razorbacks have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 30.7 points per game ranking them 13th in the Southeastern Conference. When talking about yards rushing, Arkansas is allowing 193.7 yards per game putting them 13th in the SEC and 102nd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per carry putting them 12th in the Southeastern Conference and 106th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,356 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Razorbacks have allowed 1,753 yards. Opponents are completing 62.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try.
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide played the Tennessee Volunteers and earned the win by a score of 35-13. Najee Harris led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for 105 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. Henry Ruggs III was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 72 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Crimson Tide was Tua Tagovailoa who went 11/12 with 155 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Crimson Tide rushed the ball a total of 34 times and earned a total of 140 yards which earned them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. On the day, the Crimson Tide racked up a total of 23 first downs and they had 8 penalties for 93 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. For the game, they totaled 58 plays for 373 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Alabama conceded 12 catches on 24 attempts totaling 117 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the running game, the Crimson Tide conceded 116 yards on 36 runs which means they had an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 233 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Crimson Tide head into this game 7-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Crimson Tide have one of the best offenses in college football. Alabama has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 166.7 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 66th in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 1,167 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Crimson Tide average 513.7 yards per game overall ranking them 9th in the nation and 2nd in the conference. The Crimson Tide are giving up 16.4 points per game ranking them 3rd in the Southeastern Conference and 13th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the best units in the nation. They are allowing 190.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Crimson Tide are ranked 4th in the SEC. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 115 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are allowing 130.9 yards per game which puts them at 43rd in college football and 7th in the SEC. For this season, they have allowed 916 yards rushing and 2.8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Razorbacks/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Razorbacks +34
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