The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide will try to continue their push to return to the College Football Playoff when they host the No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC on CBS game on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide (9-1, 5-1 in SEC) have six CFP appearances, which is tied with Clemson for the most ever. They are on track for their seventh appearance but are likely to face No. 1 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. Meanwhile the Razorbacks (7-3, 3-3) are looking for their first eight-win season since 2015.
Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are 20.5-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Arkansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 58. Before making any Arkansas vs. Alabama picks or college football predictions, make sure you check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 12 of the 2021 season on a 36-23 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now the model has dialed in on Alabama vs. Arkansas and just revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college football picks. Now, here are the college football odds and trends for Arkansas vs. Alabama:
- Alabama vs. Arkansas spread: Crimson Tide -20.5
- Alabama vs. Arkansas over-under: 58 points
- Alabama vs. Arkansas money line: Crimson Tide -1700, Razorbacks +900
- ALA: The Tide rank third in the country in scoring offense (44.6 points per game)
- ARK: The Razorbacks average 233.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks sixth in the nation
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Why the Crimson Tide can cover
Alabama has an explosive receiving threat in Jameson Williams. The transfer from Ohio State leads the team in receiving yards (1,028) and receiving touchdowns (10). After his performance against New Mexico State last week, Williams ranks second in the SEC and 13th nationally in yards per reception (20.16). He has eight receptions of 50 yards or more in 2021, with seven of those eight plays resulting in a touchdown.
In addition, the Crimson Tide have dominated the series against Arkansas recently. Alabama has won 14 straight against the Razorbacks, including a 52-3 win in Fayetteville last year, and has not lost to Arkansas since 2006. The Tide’s average margin of victory during the streak is 27.6 points a game.
Why the Razorbacks can cover
Arkansas has one of the top rushing attacks in the country. The Razorbacks average 233.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks second in the SEC and sixth in the nation. They also are one of two FBS teams with four ball carriers who have at least 400 rushing yards this year: running back Trelon Smith (513), quarterback KJ Jefferson (474) and running backs Raheim Sanders (460) and Dominique Johnson (456).
In addition, Jefferson is one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. The 6-foot-3 junior from Sardis, Miss., has thrown for 1,990 yards and 17 touchdowns while gaining 474 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. He also ranks fourth in the conference in passing efficiency (161.2).
How to make Alabama vs. Arkansas picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total. It also has an against-the-spread pick that cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Arkansas vs. Alabama pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Alabama vs. Arkansas? And which side is covering more than 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Arkansas vs. Alabama spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is on a 36-23 run on top-rated picks, and find out.