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Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech Bowl Game Point Spread Pick: December 29th 2016

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Bowl Game Spread Pick: Arkansas +7 points (December 29th 2016)

Arkansas was an inconsistent team this year, but it appears they are ready for this Bowl Game on Thursday. The Razorbacks said their senior linebacker, Dre Greenlaw, is going to be available. Greenlaw was their best linebacker before getting injured early in the season. Also, 5th year senior running back, Kody Walker, appears he is going to play. These guys are added bonuses, but it also tells me the team wants to win this game.

Arkansas has developed a nice passing game this year and they have the receivers to break away from the Hokies secondary. Arkansas still does a great job of taking time off the clock, ranking 2nd in time of possession this year and can keep the ball away from the Virginia Tech offense.

Arkansas hasn’t lost two consecutive games this year. They are coming off a season ending loss at Missouri. They have been able to rebound off a loss every time and I think they can do it again here. Arkansas has won their last 3 bowl games. Virginia Tech lost their bowl game last year as a favorite against Tulsa. Virginia Tech also might not be as excited for this game after losing the ACC Championship game to Clemson.

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Arkansas’s defense is down a bit this year, but they have talented defensive players with a lot of experience. I think they are better than what the statistics show this year and it will show in this game. The Hogs have their work cut out containing Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans, but I think this game comes down to the wire, decided by 3-4 points. (1* Arkansas) – Brandon Shively

LSU Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Over-Under Football Pick: November 12th 2016

LSU VS. ARKANSAS BETTINGLSU Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Over-Under Football Pick: Under 46 points (November 12th 2016)
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Coming off a bye week, the Razorbacks put forth their most impressive effort of the season in a 31-10 smack down of Florida last week. The Arkansas defense, which looked like it was asleep at the proverbial wheel  the previous week in a 56-3 loss to Auburn, was over powering against the Gators, allowing just 12 rushing yards. Coach Brett Bielema used the extra time to revamp his starting 11 on the defensive side of the ball, and it looks like it worked wonders. Meanwhile, LSU lost a hard fought 10-0 decision to Alabama, but once again showcased a D, that is on par with the best of the SEC. With that said, look for a game that features alot of clock moving old fashioned grinding football.
LSU is 8-0 UNDER in all games this season. Orgeron is 16-6 UNDER L/22 after playing a game at home in all games he has coached.

All CFB teams where the total is between 42.5 and 49 like the Razorbacks – average rushing team (140-190 RY/game) against a team with a good rushing defense (100-140 RY/game), after outrushing opponent by 200 or more yards last game have gone under 30 of 36 times in the following game.
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NCAAF Pick: Teddy Covers betting the Razorbacks +10 over the Tigers on October 22nd 2016

ARKANSAS VS. AUBURN BETTINGArkansas Razorbacks vs. Auburn Tigers
College Football Betting Pick: Arkansas +10 points (October 22nd 2016)
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Arkansas has a reputation in the Brett Bielema era of being a pure smashmouth, run first squad.  Part of that is true this year – the Razorbacks can certainly play some power football in the trenches – their top two backs are averaging close to six yards per carry between them.

But the key to this bet is Hogs junior QB Austin Allen, who has superseded his older brother in his first year as the starter.  Allen is averaging 8.5 yards per pass, with a 18-6 TD-INT ratio and a 64% completion rate.  He threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns against Alabama, but he threw three of his six interceptions on the year in that ballgame.

No shame in that – Alabama’s defense is loaded with future NFL players.  And he followed up that showing against the Crimson Tide with another three TD effort against Ole Miss last week.  Arkansas has seven different receivers who have caught a 25+ yard pass this year, and their top three guys have at least four touchdown catches each.

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The markets are down on Arkansas.  After all, r ‘Bama whipped them on the heels of a three TD loss to Texas A&M in a previous ‘step-up’ game.  But make no mistake about it – that A&M final score was as misleading as it gets. The game was tied at 17-17 late in the third quarter.

Arkansas put together a 15 play, 89 yard drive, but they were stuffed at 4th and goal from the 1 yard line.  Two plays later, A&M hit a 92 yard TD strike and the rout was on. Had Arkansas gotten that single yard, they might well have won that game in SU fashion.  Instead, they’re being priced like a team that can’t step up in class, despite that SU win over the Rebels last week.

Auburn is on a 2-6 ATS run as double digit favorites, the two spread covering wins coming against Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe.  They’re getting a ton of credit in the betting markets for their supposedly improved play following three straight wins, all over VERY flawed opponents.  Last week’s bye leaves the Tigers as the fresher of these two squads, but freshness alone does not equate to a victory by double digits.  The Hogs won in quadruple overtime over Auburn last year, and I’m expecting another hotly contested battle this time around.  Take Arkansas.