Alabama at Arkansas - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Arkansas Razorbacks (3-1) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium)

Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks +17.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Alabama Crimson Tide do battle Saturday in a week 5 college football game at Razorback Stadium. The Arkansas Razorbacks look to build on their 3-1 record. The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their seventh straight 5-0 start. 

The Arkansas Razorbacks have won their last 6 home games. KJ Jefferson is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 941 yards, 8 touchdowns and 1 interception. Matt Landers and Jadon Haselwood have combined for 444 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Warren Thompson has 8 receptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 245.8 yards per contest, and Raheim Sanders leads the way with 508 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 26 points and 403 yards per game. Bumper Pool leads the Arkansas Razorbacks with 36 tackles, Drew Sanders has 5.5 sacks and Dwight McGlothern has 2 interceptions.

The Alabama Crimson Tide have won 4 of their last 5 road games. Bryce Young is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards, 13 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Traeshon Holden and Jahmyr Gibbs have combined for 401 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Ja’Corey Brooks has 10 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 235 yards per contest, and Jase McClellan leads the way with 245 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 7.3 points and 201.3 yards per game. Jaylen Moody leads the Alabama Crimson Tide with 25 tackles, Will Anderson Jr. has 4.5 sacks and Kool-Aid McKinstry has 5 pass deflections.

The Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Crimson Tide last 6 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

This is a tough spot for the Arkansas Razorbacks, who just played a physical and emotional game against Texas A&M and now have to get up and play Alabama. It’s hard to find flaws with the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are one of the best teams on both sides of the ball. With all that said, Arkansas is not a pushover as its offense is eighth in rushing, it has a playmaker at QB and the defense is top-30 against the run. Arkansans is strong in the trenches and does a lot of things well. Old school football. I’d expect the Razorbacks to look at this game as a chance to redeem itself. Alabama wins, but Arkansas hangs around. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Arkansas Razorbacks +17.5

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