Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) at Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6)
College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks +32 -- Over/Under: 68 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks battle the Alabama Crimson Tide in SEC week 15 college football action from Razorback Stadium in Fayatteville on Saturday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 9-0 with a 55-18 win over LSU last time out. Mac Jones has thrown for 3,113 yards, 27 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 75.7% passing while Najee Harris has rushed for 1,038 yards and 20 touchdowns. Brian Robinson Jr. has 221 rushing yards while DeVonta Smith leads the Alabama receiving group with 80 catches for 1,308 yards and 15 touchdowns and John Metchie III has 35 catches for 648 yards and 6 scores. On defense, Christian Harris has a team-high 64 total tackles including 43 solo tackles while Malachi Moore has 3 interceptions and Christian Barmore has a team-high 4 sacks this season for Bama.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will look for a bounce back after a 3rd straight loss in the form of a 50-48 loss to Missouri last time out, falling to 3-6 last time out. Feleipe Franks has thrown for 2,017 yards, 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 68% passing while Trelon Smith leads the Hogs in rushing with 641 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns and Rakeem Boyd has 309 rushing yards with 3 scores. Treylon Burks leads Arkansas in receiving with 49 catches for 804 yards and 7 touchdowns while Mike Woods has 29 grabs for 576 yards and 6 touchdowns. On defense, Grant Morgan leads the Razorbacks with 111 total tackles while Jalen Catalon has a team-high 48 solo tackles and 3 interceptions. Hudson Clark also has 3 interceptions while Eric Gregory has a team-high 2.5 sacks for Arkansas this season.
Alabama is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games. Arkansas is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home underdog. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams at Arkansas.
I get why Bama is favored and the Tide are more than capable of running it up here on Arkansas. However, the Tide have the SEC title game on deck next week, and while I can see Bama winning this one comfortably, laying more than 30 is a ton especially when it’s senior day for Arkansas and I think the Hogs sneak in the backdoor for the cover. Alabama probably wins by 4 touchdowns, but Arkansas keeps us within this massive number. Give me Arkansas and the points here.