Outback Bowl: Penn State at Arkansas 1/1/22 College Football Picks and Predictions

Outback Bowl: Penn State at Arkansas 1/1/22 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas Razorbacks (8-4) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)

Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -2 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN2 Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Penn State Nittany Lions and Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday in a college football showdown in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. 

Penn State comes into this game with a 7-5 record overall and they have gone 7-5 against the spread. Even though Penn State is in the Outback Bowl, this has been a season that has mostly been a disappointment. Coming into this game Penn State has lost two of their last three games including the last game against Michigan State where they lost by three points. The Nittany Lions are averaging 26.3 points while their defense is giving up 16.8 points per game. Under center is Sean Clifford who has thrown for 2.912 yards, 20 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Jaquan Brisker, Ellis Brooks, and Jahan Dotson have declared for the draft and will be out of this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Arkansas Razorbacks who sit with an 8-4 record and they have gone 7-4-1 against the spread. Arkansas has been quite impressive this season, and in the last game against Missouri, they won by 17 points. Arkansas is averaging 31.5 points and their offense is going to need to be good in this game. Under center for the Razorbacks is KJ Jefferson who has thrown for 2,578 yards, 21 touchdowns, and three interceptions. If Arkansas wants to win this game they can’t fall behind early. 

Get 15% OFF ALL Premium Pick and Package Purchases in August use code: aug15 (no limit) !!!!!

Penn State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. Penn State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against the SEC. The over is 4-0 in Penn State’s last four bowl games. The over is 5-0 in Penn State’s last five neutral site games. 

Penn State has played to the over in the last few bowl games, and this total is a bit too low. Arkansas is averaging 31.5 points per game and they are going to find offensive success in this game. I don’t see a whole lot of defensive success by either team, and there will be plenty of scoring by both teams. Back the over to cash. 

Risk Free Bets, Free Bets and Deposit Bonuses CLICK HERE!!!!

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Picks & Predictions Today 8/12/22 | Ron's Rundown

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss