College football betting respect continues to grow for both teams as they have shown well so far and are top college football gambling contenders in the SEC West.
The Auburn Tigers opened as a 3 point home favorite over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday with a kickoff on CBS at 3:30 PM Eastern.
The 12th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks have a record of 4-1 straight up and 3-2 with the NCAA football betting lines. Arkansas is coming off a 24-17 win and payout over Texas A&M last week at Cowboys Stadium. It was an important bounceback win after their heartbreaking 24-20 loss to Alabama on September 25.
Arkansas features the 3rd ranked passing attack in the country as Ryan Mallett has passed for 1748 yards and has a 70% completion rate with a 9.9 yards per attempt average.
Knile Davis is averaging 6.8 yards per rush while Joe Adams leads the Hogs in receiving with 19.4 yards per catch. Arkansas defense has been way better than expected and ranks 13th for points allowed.
The 7th ranked Auburn Tigers have a NCAA football betting record of 6-0 straight up and 3-3 against the spread. The Tigers have been living on the edge as they have had close calls in wins over Mississippi State, Clemson, South Carolina, and last week at Kentucky that could have gone either way.
The one constant in the Tigers success has been quarterback Cam Newton, who triggers their 10th ranked offense. Newton has completed 65% of his passes for 10.5 yards per attempt with a 12/5 TD/INT ratio. He has rushed for a team best 672 yards with a 6.5 yards per carry average and 9 touchdowns.
Auburn’s defense ranks 40th overall but a most alarming 91st against the pass, which is not encouraging when going up against Mallett.
This is a dangerous spot for the Auburn Tigers, who are going up against a highly talented Arkansas team that has the best quarterback Auburn has faced so far this season.
Arkansas will not be phased at all by Auburn after nearly pulling off a college football betting upset of Alabama. Arkansas has won and covered the last 2 meetings in this series that both went over the total.