Arkansas at Alabama - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (1-3) at Alabama Crimson Tide (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -16.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look for back-to-back road wins to get back to a .500 record. Brandon Allen is completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,360 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Allen has a touchdown pass in seven of his last eight games. Drew Morgan and Hunter Henry have combined for 681 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Keon Hatcher has 13 receptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 204 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 656 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 22.4 points and 359.2 yards per game. Brooks Ellis leads the Razorbacks with 34 tackles, Tevin Beanum has 1.5 sacks and Henre’ Toliver has three pass deflections. Cornelius Floyd is questionable.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their third straight win and build on last week’s win over Georgia. Jake Coker is completing 56.8 percent of his passes for 976 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Coker has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart have combined for 446 receiving yards and four touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 13 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 199.8 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 570 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 16 points and 273.4 yards per game. Reggie Ragland leads the Tide with 42 tackles, Jonathan Allen has three sacks and Eddie Jackson has two interceptions.
The Razorbacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Razorbacks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Physical teams don't usually hold up well against Alabama, as it's the spread and fast teams that give the Tide issues. This isn't the case here. Although there's room for a letdown, I expect the Tide to roll in this game. Give me Bama in a blowout.