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Alabama Vs Arkansas Free Pick

Tide Vs Hogs Free Pick

The Week 6 college football spread favors 1st-ranked Alabama when they travel to 16th-ranked Arkansas in the first of 4 straight SEC matchups that will determine Bama’s status as the top team in the nation. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 PM from Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR. 

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds & Free

Alabama is undefeated at 5-0. The Crimson Tide is also 3-2 against the spread. Arkansas is 4-1 straight up on the season. The Razorbacks are 2-3 ATS so far in 2016.

What: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) at No. 16 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1)
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Kick-off: 5:00 PM
Where: Fayetteville, AR
Stadium: Razorback Stadium
Spread: Alabama -13
Moneyline: Alabama -500 vs Arkansas +400
Game Total: 48.5
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Bet on Alabama -13 Because…

Alabama’s defense can shut down Arkansas’ rushing attack. Coach Brett Bielama came to Arkansas after coaching the Wisconsin Badgers. He’s known as a run first coach. The Badgers were excellent at rushing the football. So is Arkansas. The Razorbacks average a terrific 197 rushing yards per game. But Alabama allows only 69.4 rushing yards per. The Alabama defense is excellent at shutting down the rush.

“Their quarterback is playing great for them” head coach Nick Saban said. “They are very well coached. They have some very good skill players, good wide receivers’ and good running backs.”

Bet on Arkansas +13 Because…

The Razorbacks get Alabama at home. Arkansas, like most SEC teams, step it up in home games. Arkansas especially plays tough against teams with a winning record. The Razorbacks are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 home games versus a team with a winning record. They are also 6 and 2 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 between these 2 teams.

“Obviously, being Alabama and the team that they are there’s going to be a certain focus on them,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “But I did urge those guys — I said it Saturday in the postgame locker room and said it to them again yesterday — I think probably the thing I’ve learned most from being in these games — and it took me a while in my previous job, too — when you’re going up against a team of their caliber you really don’t need an extra ordinary out-of-body experience. Just do your job.”

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The pro bettors haven’t gotten involved yet. There are definitely trends favoring the Crimson Tide to cover in this game, but the Tide showed against Ole Miss, in a 48 to 43 road win, that they aren’t as tough on the road as they are at home. It’s not just Alabama. That goes for every team in the SEC. It’s the nature of the conference where every team is a rival of every other team.

Alabama’s offense is loaded. Plus, the defense is one of the best that I’ve seen in college football in a long time. But the Crimson Tide face an Arkansas team that held them to 27 points last season in a 27 to 14 Alabama home win.

Since this game is on the road, it’s hard for me to see Alabama covering such a giant spread. Arkansas will be tough in this game. I think the Tide win by 10 points.

My final score prediction is Alabama 23, Arkansas 13.