Arkansas Vs Auburn Spread & ATS Pick

Arkansas Vs Auburn Spread & ATS Pick

Arkansas Vs Auburn Spread & ATS Pick

The Week 8 college football spread favors 21st-ranked Auburn when they host 17th-ranked Arkansas. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM ET from Jordan Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL. 

Arkansas Vs Auburn Spread & ATS Pick

Arkansas is 5-2 straight up and 3-4 against the spread. Auburn is 4-2 straight up and 5-1 against the spread.

What: No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks (5-2) at No.21 Auburn Tigers (4-2)
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 PM ET  
Where: Auburn, AL
Stadium: Jordan-Hare Stadium
Spread: Auburn -7
Moneyline: Arkansas +245 at Auburn -290
Game Total: 55.5
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Bet on Arkansas +9.5 Because…

Arkansas was fantastic on both sides of the ball when beating Ole Miss 34 to 30 in their last. The Razorbacks went into the game as 10-point home dogs. All they did was hold Ole Miss to 403 total yards in the game while Ole Miss usually averages 476.7 yards per game. The Rebels average 39.7 points per game. Arkansas held Ole Miss to 30 points.

“You have to keep it in perspective,” Hogs coach Bret Bielema said. “I told those guys on Sunday, you lost to two teams that are undefeated, might be the two best teams in college football. Keep in perspective where we are, keep working, keep grinding, and someday we’ll be there.”

Bet on Auburn -9.5 Because…

Auburn’s defense has been impressive in the Tigers’ last 3 games. Auburn’s D held LSU to only 13 points in an 18 to 13 win on Sept. 24. The defense held ULM to 7 points in a 58 to 7 win on October 1. Auburn then took apart Mississippi State to the tune of 38 to 14 as a -4-point road favorite on Oct. 8. Auburn’s defense has really stepped it up in the Tigers’ last 3 battles.

“The truth of the matter is, I think every player you coach wants to be able to look at something and say, ‘You know what, we’re doing this pretty well and we’re getting better, we’re making progress and we got a lot of ways that we can improve,'” first-year defensive coordinator Kevin Steele said. “We’ve done a really nice job, but how can we make it better?”

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Sure, Auburn’s defense has stepped it up. But it shouldn’t matter in this game. The reason why is because Auburn’s defense didn’t play against the best of the best on offense in those 3 wins.

The LSU win led to the Baton Rouge Tigers firing Les Miles. ULM isn’t even close to being as good of a defensive team as any squad in the SEC. Mississippi State?  The Bulldogs lost to South Alabama earlier in the season and allowed Massachusetts to score 35 points against them.

Auburn hasn’t faced an offense as good as Arkansas’ yet this season. The Razorbacks average 34.9 points from 445.6 yards per game. Arkansas even scored 30 points and accumulated 473 total yards versus Alabama.

The Razorbacks should have no trouble keeping this game within the number. In fact, I think they beat Auburn straight up.

My final score prediction is Arkansas 42, Auburn 30.