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Alabama vs Arkansas Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Alabama vs Arkansas prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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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: Razorback Stadium — Fayetteville, AR
Coverage: CBS

Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a SEC showdown between the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks. Alabama draws a tough road test following back-to-back wins of at least 52 points and is guided by a Heisman hopeful in quarterback Bryce Young.

Meanwhile, Arkansas had the wind taken out of their sails last weekend in a 23-21 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies. Kicker Cam Little missed a 42-yard field goal off the top of the upright that would've given the Razorbacks the lead in the fourth quarter. They have a chance to bounce back at home.

Alabama vs Arkansas Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BAMA: (-880) | ARK: (+580)
Spread: BAMA: -17 (-112) | ARK: +17 (-108)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Alabama enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 60.5 points, which is above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

Alabama vs Arkansas Prediction & Pick

It's going to be difficult to pick Alabama to lose any game on their schedule this season. Young has thrown 13 touchdowns compared to 2 interceptions, running back Jase McClellan is averaging 8.4 yards per carry and linebacker Will Anderson Jr. has logged a whopping 4.5 sacks across four games.

Keep in mind the Razorbacks have not beaten the Crimson Tide since 2006. Alabama is is riding a 14-game winning streak in this head-to-head series and catch Arkansas at a time in which their spirits are down. Everything lines up for head coach Nick Saban to lead his players to another key victory.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 37 | Arkansas: 21

Alabama vs Arkansas Betting Trends

- Alabama is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against Arkansas.
- The total has hit the under in five of Alabama's last six games.
- Arkansas is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Arkansas' last eight Week 5 games.

Alabama vs Arkansas Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The value in this game lies in the total. Arkansas ranks second in the SEC averaging 243.8 rushing yards per game and Alabama ranks third averaging 235.0 rushing yards per game. Offensive drives are going to be kept alive on the ground and that means the game clock is going to keep churning.

The under has hit in five of Alabama's last six games overall and in four of its last six games against a SEC opponent, too. The Crimson Tide have the talent to pull away in the second half of this contest, but a slow start combined with a reliance on the ground game with lead to less points than expected.

Bet: Under 60.5 Points (-110)

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