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Alabama vs Arkansas: Predictions, Picks, Spreads, Football Odds, Live Streams, TV Channels & Watch Online

No. 2 Alabama will move on to Saturday’s SEC at the CBS Game of the Week for a huge SEC West showdown with No. 20 Arkansas. Crimson Tide came in with a 4-0 record and two easy wins. Tide beat Vanderbilt 55-3 last week after he beat ULM 63-7 the week before. These results looked very different from Week 2, when Alabama narrowly avoided an upset in a road game against Texas.

Arkansas wasn’t as lucky as last week. The Razorbacks have spent the rest of the game shaking the image of Cam Little’s 42-yard field goal attempt bouncing off the top of the uprights instead of getting him through with 90 seconds. rice field. Losing three points was overshadowed by his 23-21 loss to rivals Texas A&M. Now the Razorbacks must find a way to bounce back against he’s one of the best teams in the country.

That loss makes this a must win for Arkansas. If he loses one in conference play, he’s 1-2. It’s hard to imagine him winning the SEC West on a team that lost two.

Alabama vs. Arkansas: What You Need to Know

Alabama dominates this series: Arkansas is not a former member of the SEC, and has only played against Alabama 30 times in its history. As expected of anything Alabama involved, the Tide dominated and he won 22 of his 30 meetings. This includes his last 14 games. To illustrate this, the last time Arkansas won against Alabama was in his 2006 (24-23). Houston Nutt coached Arkansas, Mike Shula coached Alabama, and George W. Bush was in the Oval Office. Since that game, there have been three different presidents. Hell, he has five different coaches in Arkansas. What I’m saying is that it’s been a while.

Alabama struggled on the streets: Leaving the boundaries of a friendly home isn’t going well for Tide these days. Alabama have averaged an 18.5 point advantage over their last six road games, but have failed to live up to expectations. Alabama has been the 21.5-point favorite in games against Texas this season, scratching and clawing for a 1-point win. As far back as last season, Alabama was 4-1 in a true road game. He lost 41-38 to Texas A&M, and his victories in Florida, Auburn and Texas were all little more than field goals.

This is Arkansas LB Drew Sanders’ revenge game. OK, so he might not be out for revenge, but Sanders was the first five-star recruit out of high school to commit to Alabama. After not being seen (he appeared in 24 games as a special team and reserve), he moved to Arkansas this season and has been a key part of the Hoggs’ defense. Sanders was all over the place and in four games he had 31 his tackles. This includes 6.5 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 passes defensed. The Razorbacks need Sanders to help sustain that level of performance and slow Alabama’s offense.

How to watch Alabama v Arkansas live

date: Saturday, October 1 | time: 3:30 PM ET
position: Razorback Stadium — Fayetteville, Arkansas
tv set: CBS | Live stream:, CBS Sports App (Free)

Alabama vs Arkansas Predictions, Picks

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Part of the reason Alabama didn’t do well in the expedition is that its offensive line isn’t up to the typical standards. Alabama’s offense this year hasn’t been as explosive in the passing game as it has been in years. There is no true alpha receiver. At least nothing has pulled the reins from the good receivers Alabama has had in recent years. Coupled with Arkansas dropping into coverage and teams being forced to put together long drives to beat it, this is a lower score than expected and suggests it will be a close match. I don’t have a high level of confidence, but if I’m betting anything here, I’d rather be with the Razorbacks. Prediction: Arkansas +17

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