Auburn vs Arkansas College Football Betting Tips and Predictions
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is the venue where Nick Starkel and the Arkansas Razorbacks will play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday. The odds on this game have Auburn as 17.5-point favorites. The Tigers are 5-1-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Razorbacks are 1-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Auburn Tigers played the Florida Gators and took the defeat by a score of 24-13. JaTarvious Whitlow paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 81 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 4.5 yards per run. Seth Williams was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 79 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 19.8 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Bo Nix who went 11/27 with 145 yards passing and added 1 TD. He threw 3 interceptions on the day. The Tigers ran the football 34 times and generated 124 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per carry. On the day, the Tigers earned a total of 12 first downs and they had 9 penalties for 70 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. For the game, they ran 61 plays for a total of 269 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Auburn conceded 25 completions on 39 throws for a total of 266 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.1%. On the day, they conceded 398 yards and forced 4 turnovers. On the ground, the Tigers conceded 132 yards on 33 carries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 5-1 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 33.8 points per contest, ranking them 40th in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 230.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the Southeastern Conference. For total yards, they rank 7th in the Southeastern Conference and 54th in D-1 with 2,545 yards. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 18.3 points per contest putting them 5th in the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have allowed 1,162 yards. Opponents are completing 56.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.3 yards per attempt. In discussing yards on the ground, Auburn is giving up 101.3 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 18th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per carry putting them 4th in the conference and 30th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 608 yards rushing through 6 games.
In their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks faced the Kentucky Wildcats and took the defeat by a score of 24-20. Leading the way at QB for the Razorbacks was Ben Hicks who went 5/8 with 81 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. Rakeem Boyd paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 74 yards and he notched 2 TD's in the game. He racked up a total of 134 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 8.9 yards per carry. Cheyenne O'Grady led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 44 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 11.0 yards per catch in the game. The Razorbacks ran the ball a total of 30 times and generated 183 yards giving them an average of 6.1 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Razorbacks earned a total of 16 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 39 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 57 plays which added up to 305 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arkansas conceded 8 catches on 12 attempts totaling 88 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. In the game, they gave up a total of 421 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Razorbacks conceded 333 yards on 52 tries which is an average of 6.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Razorbacks come into this matchup with a record of 2-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Razorbacks have one of the middle tier offenses in the country. Arkansas hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 148.8 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 85th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 893 rushing yards through 6 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Razorbacks average 410.7 yards per contest overall ranking them 70th in Division 1 and 9th in the Southeastern Conference. The Razorbacks are giving up 27.3 points per contest ranking them 12th in the Southeastern Conference and 69th in the country. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 164 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 176.8 yards per game ranking them 87th in college football and 13th in the SEC. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,061 yards rushing and 9 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are conceding 224.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Razorbacks are ranked 9th in the SEC.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Razorbacks +17.5
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