Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Razorbacks (-3.5)
The Auburn Tigers (4-2) are traveling to Razorback Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Arkansas Razorbacks (4-2). Auburn is 3.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 53.5.
The Auburn Tigers head into this game 4-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Tigers went up against the Georgia Bulldogs and took a loss by a final of 34-10. Bo Nix finished 21/38 with 217 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 98.0 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Tank Bigsby was the best rusher for the Tigers with 10 attempts for 28 yds (2.8 yards per attempt). In the game, they ran 72 plays for 318 yds. The Auburn Tigers ran the rock 29 times and had 46 yds, which earned them an average of 1.6 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Tigers conceded 201 yards on 49 tries, which calculates to 4.1 yds per run allowed. Auburn allowed 14 completions on 21 attempts for 231 yards, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
In terms of scoring, the Auburn Tigers have an average of 35.0 points per contest. As a team they're averaging 206.5 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 32nd in the nation. The Tigers have earned 2,710 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Auburn has earned 8 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns via the ground. Auburn has earned 134 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 35 penalties for 281 yards. They have turned the ball over 4 times.
Concerning yards through the air, the Tigers are conceding 1,296 yds which has them sitting in 84th in Division 1. They have allowed 216.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 67.7%. Overall, they have relinquished 324.5 yards per game ranking them 45th in college football. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.0 yards per tote and 108.5 yards on the ground per game for the season. During the season, they have conceded 651 rushing yards through 6 games. The Tigers sit in 38th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 19.2 points per game.
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The Razorbacks come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Razorbacks took a loss by a score of 52-51 against the Ole Miss Rebels. K.J. Jefferson carried the rock 20 times for 85 yards, ending the contest with 4.3 yds per attempt for Arkansas. K.J. Jefferson (3 TDs) finished the game with 326 yards on 25/35 passing while his quarterback rating was 172.2. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.3. Arkansas gave up 49 running attempts for 324 yds (6.6 yards per rush). The Razorbacks pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 66.7%, relinquishing 287 yards on 14 out of 21 through the air. The Razorbacks finished the contest with a total of 676 yards while they ran 93 plays (7.3 yards per play). Arkansas rushed for 6.0 yards per attempt, finishing with 350 yards on 58 carries.
The Arkansas Razorbacks maintain an average of 460.5 yards/outing, which is good for 27th in the nation. The Arkansas offense has compiled 441 yards of penalties on 53 infractions, ranking them 5th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. For the season so far, the Razorbacks have thrown for a total of 1,289 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 214.8 passing yards per outing, ranking them 84th in college football. In terms of putting points on the board, the Razorbacks currently rank 44th in the country holding an average of 32.3 PPG.
The Razorbacks are giving up 24.5 points per game, which has them 78th in the nation. Arkansas has yielded a total of 1,089 rushing yards (181.5 yards per outing) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. Overall, they have relinquished 147 points in total. They have allowed the opposition 3 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 156.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 19th in college football. The Razorbacks defense has been on the field for 396 plays, which is 83rd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Razorbacks -3.5
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