Alabama vs Arkansas Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Alabama vs Arkansas prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Alabama vs Arkansas prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / Associated Press

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
Coverage: CBS

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?

Bet: Arkansas +17.5

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