Alabama vs Arkansas Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks (3-1, 1-1 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium — Fayetteville, AR
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a big top-25 SEC showdown between No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks. The Hogs come off a tough-luck loss at Texas A&M, 23-21.
Meanwhile, Alabama crushed Vanderbilt 55-3 to maintain the 'Tides spot at No. 2 in the AP Poll. Alabama QB Bryce Young remains a leading Heisman contender as the Tide offense continues to roll averaging 48 points and 517 yards per game.
Alabama vs Arkansas Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ALA: (-820) | ARK: (+550)
Spread: ALA: -17.5 (+100) | ARK: +17.5 (-122)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
Alabama is a significant road favorite against No. 20 Arkansas. The Crimson Tide are laying -17.5 points on the spread and the moneyline is -820 on Alabama and +550 on Arkansas. The total is above average for a college football game at 60.5 points.
Alabama vs Arkansas Prediction & Pick
There's no denying that Alabama can score. But in their first road game at Texas, the Tide really struggled and were fortunate to escape with a 20-19 win. Now they travel to Fayetteville, and the Razorbacks will be hog mad after last week's heartbreaking defeat. A last-second 42 yard FG was no good as the ball hit the top of the upright. Arkansas also suffered a 99-yard scoop and score TD by Texas A&M in that 21-19 defeat.
The Alabama defense is elite allowing just 201 yards and 7.3 points per game - both top-3 in the nation. But Arkansas has a hog-wild rushing attack that is one of the strongest in the nation averaging 256 yards per game, and a Power-5 leading 54 rushing attempts per game. It's led by the SEC's leading rusher Raheim Sanders (504).
Final Score Prediction: Arkansas: 30 | Alabama: 27
Alabama vs Arkansas Betting Trends
- Alabama is 12-1 straight up (SU) in their last 13 games.
- Alabama is 10-0 SU in its last 10 games against Arkansas.
- Alabama is 9-1 SU in their last 10 road games.
- Arkansas is 6-0 SU in their last 6 home games.
- Arkansas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 contests.
Alabama vs Arkansas Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Despite Alabama's dominance and weekly role as a double-digit favorite, the Tide are just 1-4 ATS as road chalk of more than 13 points in the last two seasons. That includes as a 20-point favorite at Texas in a Week 2 win, 20-19.
Along with the Razorbacks strong rushing attack, they also have the SEC's best pass rush and top-2 sack leaders on defense in LB Drew Sanders and DL Jordan Domineck. Arkansas made it interesting last year in a 42-35 loss at Alabama while gaining 468 yards - a season high allowed by Alabama. Quarterback KJ Jefferson faced Alabama last year and passed for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns. He's a big dual threat with 12 total TDs this season.
We bet on Texas taking more than 3 TDs against Alabama, and back the top-20 Razorbacks at home with these inflated points and go hog wild if...upset alert?