Free Betting Picks – No. 7 Alabama Looks To Rebound On Road at ArkansasAndrew Price
Free betting picks take center stage when the Alabama Crimson Tide and Arkansas Razorbacks square off in a Week 7 SEC showdown that I believe could turn out to be one of the most entertaining contests on the Week 7 schedule.
Arkansas to honor 1964 title team prior to Alabama game. Hogs claimed FWAA title, while the Tide claimed AP, coaches that same year.
— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) October 9, 2014
No. 7 Alabama at Arkansas
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Kickoff: 6:00 PM ET
Spread: Arkansas +9
No. 7 Alabama Vs Arkansas Free Betting Picks
The Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks will both be looking to get back in the win column after suffering losses in their respective Week 6 contests.
Alabama (4-1 SU, 1-4 ATS) was on the wrong end of a crushing 23-17 loss to SEC rival Mississippi as a 5.5-point road favorite on Saturday while Arkansas (3-2 SU, 4-1 ATS) lost to SEC rival Texas A&M in Week 5, though they narrowly managed to cover the spread as a 7.5-point home underdog.
"It’s like we were scared to lose," Alabama fullback Jalston Fowler said. "Everybody wasn’t playing their A-Game. They were just `Oh, if we escape with a win we’ll be all right."
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) October 6, 2014
For this contest, I’m going to urge you to back the Arkansas Razorbacks as a 9-point home underdog against an Alabama team that I believe has more flaws than anyone realizes.
I really enjoyed the way Arkansas played against Texas A&M two weeks ago and believe the Razorbacks and their huge offensive line stand a better chance of winning this game outright than they did against the explosive Aggies.
Until I see otherwise, I’m still not sold on Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims and believe he could get outplayed by his Arkansas counterpart, Brandon Allen.
Arkansas is coming off a bye, so they’ll be well rested – and they’ll have more than enough motivation and adrenaline as they seek to hand Alabama its second straight loss.
"I think Alabama is a tough football team coming off a win or a loss," Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said. "I did the research as well and realized they had not lost two conference games back to back since (Saban’s) first year.
— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) October 7, 2014
While the Razorbacks allow 10.0 points per game more than the Crimson Tide, Arkansas also averages 7.6 more points per game than Alabama, so they’ve got room to spare against this nearly double-digit point spread.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he realizes that every SEC game is a legitimate battle.
"Look, playing in our league is like climbing a mountain," Saban said. "Every game is a critical game, every game is an important game and every team that you play in our division could beat anybody.
The Crimson Tide have compiled a discouraging 1-7-1 ATS mark in its lat nine games while also going 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.
Arkansas is 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.
With the Razorbacks also posting an incendiary 12-3 ATS mark in their last 15 home games against a team with a winning road record, I say back Bielema’s squad to cover the spread, if not necessarily win outright!
My Free Betting Pick: Arkansas +9 Points