Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Auburn Tigers
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in SEC college football action. The Tigers are -8 point favorites over the Razorbacks.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are having another rough season and hey have lost their last five games. The Arkansas offense has struggled scoring 20.4 points and 356.5 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 14 times. Brandon Allen has completed just 44.9 percent of his passes for 955 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Alex Collins has rushed for 797 yards and four touchdowns and Jonathan Williams has rushed for 612 yards with four touchdowns. Javontee Herndon has 20 receptions with four touchdowns and Hunter Henry has 17 catches in what is just an inept passing game. Defensively Arkansas has been a sieve allowing 30.6 points and 388.2 points per game with four interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and 20 sacks. Alan Turner has 54 tackles, Jarrett Lake has 52 tackles, and Chris Smith has 6.0 sacks. This is not the season Arkansas was looking for and it has to be disappointing on several levels.
The Auburn Tigers are off to a 7-1 start and after stinking it up for the last two seasons they are one of the surprises this year in college football. The Auburn offense has been clicking averaging 37 points and 511 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 13 times. Auburn QB Nick Marshall is upgraded to probable and for the season he has completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,148 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions and he has rushed for 461 yards and five touchdowns. Tre mason has rushed for 753 yards and nine touchdowns and Cameron Artis-Payne has rushed for 510 yards and five touchdowns as they have paced the Tigers rushing attack. Sammie Coates has 21 catches and four touchdowns, Marcus Davis has 19 catches and a touchdown, and Quan Bray and Rocardo Lewis have 16 catches each. Auburn is allowing 20.5 points and 405.5 yards per game with nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 20 sacks. Chris Davis and Robenson Therenzie each have 35 tackles and Dee Ford has 6.0 sacks. Auburn has flown under the radar but they are cracking the top 10 in some polls.
Arkansas is 20-9 against the spread in their last 29 home games, 3-13 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Auburn is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a losing homer record. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
What we have are two teams going in the opposite direction and while this is a lot of points to be laying on the road taking Auburn is the play here.
Auburn Tigers -8 Arkansas Razorbacks