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The Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) visit the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, in a battle featuring a pair of star QBs in Bryce Young and K.J. Jefferson.
The Razorbacks are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +17.5) against the Crimson Tide (with an over/under of 61 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Alabama vs. Arkansas
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS
- Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Stadium: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
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Alabama Betting Insights
- Arkansas is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
- Arkansas games have gone over the point total in three out of four opportunities (75%).
Alabama Stats & Insights
- On defense, Alabama has been a top-25 unit, ranking fifth-best by surrendering only 225.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 28th (480.7 yards per game).
- Alabama has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (11th-best with 46.0 points per game) and scoring defense (eighth-best with 8.7 points allowed per game) this season.
- On the defensive side of the ball, Alabama has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking eighth-best by allowing just 146.7 passing yards per game. The Crimson Tide rank 74th on offense (243.3 passing yards per game).
- Alabama has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (12th-best with 237.3 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (13th-best with 78.7 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
- Alabama owns the 67th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (40.0% conversion rate), and has been better defensively, ranking sixth-best with a 22.2% third-down conversion rate allowed.
- With one forced turnover (126th in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (25th in the FBS), Alabama (-2) has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
Alabama’s Best Players
- Young has thrown for 1,029 yards (257.3 ypg) to lead Alabama, completing 68.6% of his passes and recording 13 touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 150 rushing yards on 16 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Jase McClellan, has carried the ball 29 times for 245 yards (61.3 per game), scoring two times.
- This season, Jahmyr Gibbs has carried the ball 25 times for 172 yards (43.0 per game), while also racking up 187 yards through the air with three touchdowns.
- Traeshon Holden’s leads his squad with 214 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 15 receptions (out of 20 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
- Ja’Corey Brooks has been the target of 14 passes and racked up 10 grabs for 179 yards, an average of 44.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
- Will Anderson Jr. has 4.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 7.0 TFL, 18 tackles, and one interception.
- Alabama’s tackle leader, Jaylen Moody, has 20 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
- Anderson has a team-high one interception to go along with 18 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
Arkansas Betting Insights
- Arkansas has covered the spread twice in four opportunities this season.
- Arkansas has hit the over in three of their four games with a set total (75%).
Arkansas Stats & Insights
- Arkansas’ offense has been consistently moving the chains, accumulating 500.3 total yards per game (17th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 103rd by giving up 420.3 total yards per game.
- From an offensive angle, Arkansas is posting 37.7 points per contest (38th-ranked). It ranks 80th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (27.0 points surrendered per game).
- Arkansas ranks 56th in passing yards per game (256.7), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 352.7 passing yards conceded per contest.
- In terms of rushing, Arkansas has excelled on both offense and defense this season, ranking ninth-best in rushing yards per game (243.7) and fifth-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (67.7).
- With a 48.9% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Arkansas ranks 27th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 91st, giving up a 40.9% third-down rate.
- With five forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) and four turnovers committed (40th in the FBS) this season, Arkansas ranks 45th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.
Arkansas’ Best Players
- Jefferson has thrown for 941 yards (235.3 ypg) to lead Arkansas, completing 69.1% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes and one interception this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 274 yards (68.5 ypg) on 64 carries with four touchdowns.
- Raheim Sanders is his team’s leading rusher with 83 carries for 508 yards, or 127.0 per game. He’s found paydirt three times on the ground, as well. Sanders has also chipped in with eight catches for 117 yards and one receiving touchdown.
- Matt Landers has racked up 230 receiving yards on 15 catches to pace his squad so far this season.
- Jadon Haselwood has 18 receptions (on 24 targets) for a total of 214 yards (53.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
- Warren Thompson has racked up 122 reciving yards (30.5 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
- Drew Sanders has racked up 6.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 5.0 TFL and 30 tackles.
- Bumper Pool, Arkansas’ tackle leader, has 35 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
- Dwight McGlothern has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 11 tackles and two passes defended.