Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks 10/19/2019 Odds, Picks and Preview
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Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks 10/19/2019 – Auburn will be trying to bounce back after a forgetful game against Florida last week. Online bettors are expecting a huge game from the Tigers, who will take on the skidding Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium. After becoming among the early favorites to book a spot in the College Football Playoffs, Auburn (5-1 overall, 2-1 SEC West) will now have to rebuild from scratch after that 24-13 loss to the Gators. Meanwhile, Razorbacks hope they can re-apply the exact game plan used by Florida to beat Auburn. Arkansas (2-4 overall) is still looking for its first win SEC victory this season.
Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks 10/19/2019
Auburn has always been known as a great defensive football program. This season, the Tigers are allowing opponents to score just 18.3 points per game. In the game against Florida, Auburn’s defense was solid, but the lack of offensive options in their passing game cost them the match. The Tigers are ranked 101st in the nation in passing yardage at 193.7 yards per game – a pretty mediocre number for an SEC team. Freshman quarterback Bo Nix threw for 145 yards on 11-27 passing clip with one touchdown and three interceptions in the loss to Florida.
Players to watch: Bo Nix QB (83 CMP, 152 ATT, 1,125 YDS, 54.6 CMP%, 7.4 AVG, 49 LNG, 8 TD, 5 INT), JaTarvious Whitlow RB (110 ATT, 544 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 39 LNG, 7 TD), Kam Martin RB (34 ATT, 174 YDS, 5.1 AVG, 35 LNG, 2 TD), Seth Williams WR (21 REC, 368 YDS, 17.5 AVG, 46 LNG, 5 TD), Eli Stove WR (20 REC, 191 YDS, 9.6 AVG, 49 LNG, 2 TD).
Arkansas is in disarray this season and stats don’t lie. They are 49th in the nation in passing yards per game (261.8 yards) and 85th in rushing yards per contest (148.7 yards). Worse, they are still conceding 27.3 points per game. In the Razorbacks’ last game against Kentucky, second-stringer quarterback Ben Hicks threw for just 81 yards on 5-of-8 passing, while starting quarterback Nick Starkel threw for 41 yards. Cheyenne O’Grady wound up as the top receiver with four receptions for 44 yards. Running back Rakeem Boyd was the lone bright spot for ‘Backs, running for 134 yards on 15 skins and 2 touchdowns.
Players to watch: Nick Starkel QB (88 CMP, 150 ATT, 1,060 YDS, 58.7 CMP%, 7.1 AVG, 62 LNG, 7 TD, 7 INT), Rakeem Boyd RB (106 ATT, 617 YDS, 5.8 AVG, 74 LNG, 5 TD), Devwah Whaley RB (44 ATT, 190 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 25 LNG, 3 TD), Trey Knox WR (23 REC, 323 YDS, 14.0 AVG, 49 LNG, 2 TD), Mike Woods WR (24 REC, 319 YDS, 13.3 AVG, 62 LNG, 2 TD).
Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
Auburn is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Razorbacks is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Picks
This will be an easy take for money line bettors since Auburn is coming in as the overwhelming favorite. ESPN Match predictor has the Tigers winning the match at 93.4 percent. The only contest here is by how many points Auburn will punish Arkansas. Boyd is expected to have a field day in this match, now that he’ll be Arkansas’ primary offensive weapon. In the end, Auburn will bag the victory 37-24.