The Auburn Tigers are 14-11 all-time over the Arkansas Razorbacks, with a 3-1 run both straight up and against the spread (ATS) over the past four match-ups. In their most recent meeting last season, the Tigers decimated the Razorbacks, further exerting their recent dominance in the series. However, Auburn is reeling from a loss in Week 7. Will it leave them vulnerable or simply light their fire to extend the series lead over rival Arkansas on Saturday night Razorback Stadium?
Betting Preview for the Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Week 8 College Football Game on Oct 21 2017
Where: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas
When: Saturday, October 21 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Line: Auburn Tigers (-15.5) vs Arkansas Razorbacks (+15.5) – view all NCAA Football lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Auburn Tigers 5-2 (-15.5)
Auburn was on a four game winning streak until they blew a 20-0 lead against LSU in Week 7, losing 27-23. Most concerning, is that the nail in the coffin was delivered when the Tigers gave up a 75-yard punt return for a score early in the fourth quarter. In the end, Auburn offense put together a measly 36 yards over their final four possessions, while LSU kicked field goals in the final two plus minutes to seal the deal on a hard fought victory.
But in the grand scheme of things, this squad is still favored well into the double digits against most SEC opponents, having won its first three conference games over Missouri, Mississippi State and Ole Miss by an average score of 48-16 while going 2-0-1 against the spread (ATS). The Tigers have also outrushed each of its four SEC opponents 256-140.
Betting on the Arkansas Razorbacks 2-4 (+15.5)
The Razorbacks seem to be laying flat on their back, with four losses in the last five games which includes a 41-9 loss to Alabama in Week 7. Arkansas allowed a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game and trailed 41-3 but squeaked out a TD in the end of the 4th to cover their 37-point underdog status, irritating more than a few who wagered otherwise.
The one shining light (if you can call it so) is that freshman QB Cole Kelley played pretty good, throwing for 200 yards even with the wheels off on defense. Since starting QB Austin Allen remains out in Week 8 Kelley will get another start this Saturday and may surprise in an attempt to impress in his temporary spot.
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