Alabama vs Arkansas Live Free Reddit Stream: The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide can move one step closer to reaching the College Football Playoff when they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Crimson Tide (9-0) have won 10 straight games, dating to the Citrus Bowl victory over Michigan, and have been ranked No. 1 since the second week in November. They are coming off a 55-17 destruction of LSU last week. Meanwhile the Razorbacks (3-6), who were winless in conference play and went 2-10 last season, have shown marked improvement in Sam Pittman’s first season as head coach in Fayetteville. They are coming off a last-second, 50-48 loss at Missouri.
Kickoff between the Crimson Tide and Razorbacks is set for noon ET. William Hill Sportsbook pegs the Crimson Tide as 31.5-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Arkansas odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 68.5. Before making any Arkansas vs. Alabama picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Arkansas. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Arkansas vs. Alabama:Jones is having a Heisman Trophy-caliber season. The junior from Jacksonville, Fla., ranks in the top three nationally in several passing categories, including passing efficiency (second at 210.8), completion percentage (second at 75.7), passing touchdowns (third at 27) and passing yards per game (third at 345.9). His passing yards (3,113) are the most by any Alabama quarterback through the first nine games of a season in program history, eclipsing Tua Tagovailoa’s record of 2,840 passing yards through the first nine contests of 2019.
In addition, the Crimson Tide have dominated the series against Arkansas. Alabama has won 13 straight games against the Razorbacks, who have not beaten the Crimson Tide since 2006. In the last three games, the average margin of victory has been 35.7 points.This is a relatively meaningless game for Alabama. The Crimson Tide already have clinched a spot in the SEC title game on Dec. 19 against Florida and have incentive to not push their key players to go a full four quarters with the showdown against the Gators looming. Even if this game gets out of hand, Arkansas has a chance to cover via the backdoor.
In addition, the Razorbacks have been winning the turnover battle all season. Arkansas leads the SEC and ranks 15th in the nation in turnover margin (plus-.89 turnovers per game). The Razorbacks have not lost the turnover battle in a game since their season opener.Big thanks to Jacob Davis over at Arkansas Fight for taking the time to talk with us this week!
1) From the outside, I can tell you that we all (Alabama fans, as well as most anyone that follows SEC football) have been really impressed with the with how Sam Pittman has gotten Arkansas playing. Like, SEC coach of the year. What’s really been the major differences you’ve seen in his approach to running a program compared to what you had with Chad Morris?
From the get-go I’ve seen a coach that has the attention of his players and his staff. Coach Pittman has them playing and coaching above what we, as fans and writers, expected. Coach Morris’ program never seemed to get off the ground early on. Losses to Colorado State, North Texas and San Jose never helped either.
Pittman has the players believing in themselves and will run through a brick wall for him. That to me is why they are playing the way they are so early on.
2) So, uh, is Feliepe Franks gonna play? Or is this the KJ Jefferson show now?
Ha, if you think I know you are barking up the wrong tree. We literally found out about Franks not playing right before the game started. Arkansas stands a better chance with Franks playing but Jefferson proved he could still make plays. Though, the last time we started a redshirt freshman quarterback against Alabama back in 2012 it literally did not end well in a 52-0 loss inside DW Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
3) Just how big of a deal is it that Rakeem Boyd is opting out? His yards/carry haven’t exactly been inspiring this year, while the diminutive Trelon Smith has been killing it. But he’s been a nice back for Arkansas for a while now.
Boyd is a very, very talented back. He is also a guy that we at Arkansas Fight thought would have a standout senior year, a leader of his team and be a stud before heading the the NFL Draft. I think it could be a mix of high expectations and a different offense for the reason Boyd has been less effective. I don’t think it is a huge deal of Boyd opting out because Smith has shown the SEC that he was ready to carry the load.
Will Smith fully take on the load, or are we finally going to see the 6th-year Houdini that is TJ Hammonds?
Smith will get more of the carries but I do see Hammonds making a few plays as he has the previous two games.
4) Treylon Burks is awesome and I want one for Alabama. But tell us about your other receivers? If Burks is shut down, where do the yards come from?
Mike Woods. He is a receiver I thought could be a problem for SEC defenses and he just needed a chance. I really thought he was underused his first two seasons as a Razorback with the previous staff. This season against AP Top 25 opponents, Woods has reeled in 18 receptions for 318 yards and 3 touchdowns. Overall he has nearly 600 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns which ranks him 11th overall in the SEC.