Auburn Tigers (5-4) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6)
Auburn Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks 11/11/23 – As NCAAF Week 11 approaches, Auburn Tigers (5-4 record), looking for their fifth win to move past break even, will face Arkansas Razorbacks (6-6) on Saturday – this matchup could prove crucial as both sides look to shore up their positions towards the end of their seasons. This game promises to add another chapter in their fierce SEC rivalry and should be an exciting event, not only for fans but also those searching for NCAAF game previews.
Auburn Tigers have experienced an up and down season this year. Jarquez Hunter has been one of the key performers, amassing an impressive 636 rushing yards and scoring 7 touchdowns as an effective offensive force with 5.9 yards per rush attempt average proving devastating to any defense. Receivers Jay Fair and Marlon Brando have both made key contributions catching 28 passes for 284 yards with two scores providing reliable targets in passing game action for Auburn.
Conversely, the Arkansas Razorbacks have faced their own set of struggles this year, yet quarterback KJ Jefferson has been an inspiring presence under center. Boasting an admirable 65.2 completion percentage and 16 touchdown passes despite overall struggles for his team, his performance at center has been admirable regardless. Running back AJ Green has also proven invaluable; with 286 yards rushing and an unpredictability factor averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Both have made contributions that add stability to Arkansas Razorbacks ground game this year.
Auburn Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks 11/11/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium|
Payton Thorne QB vs. KJ Jefferson QB
Payton Thorne has experienced an unpredictable year as Auburn’s quarterback. While his 63.9 completion percentage is impressive, they need to increase on 6.9 yards per attempt as they head into this matchup with Arkansas. Thorne will need to make key decisions such as dodging 19 sacks and 6 interceptions with Jay Fair on hand if the Tigers hope to exploit Arkansas’ secondary.
KJ Jefferson of the Arkansas Razorbacks boasts an impressive completion rate of 65.2% and 1802 passing yards and 16 touchdowns that suggest an explosive aerial attack. Unfortunately, 36 sacks suffered by Jefferson indicate potential vulnerabilities in his offensive line; as such, his resilience and playmaking ability will be tested against Tigers defensive schemes.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas Razorbacks -135, Total Odds: 48
The betting odds have the Arkansas Razorbacks as slight favorites, with a -2.5 point spread and a moneyline of -135, suggesting a tight contest. The total for the game is set at 48, with odds leaning slightly towards the over, indicating that a higher-scoring game could be anticipated by the oddsmakers.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers have covered the spread in 5 of their last 7 matchups against Arkansas, which is a trend that could influence bettors’ confidence in them, especially with a +2.5 spread in their favor. However, their recent road record of 2-8 SU might cause some hesitation. Bettors will be closely considering whether Auburn’s ability to exceed expectations against Arkansas specifically will continue in this encounter.
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
While the Razorbacks have only won 1 of their last 7 games straight up, their ability to cover the spread in 4 of their last 6 games demonstrates a gritty performance against expectations. The trend towards high-scoring games in this particular matchup, with the total going over in 8 of the last 9 games against Auburn, is something that could guide bettors towards expecting another offensive showcase.
Auburn Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks 11/11/23 Betting Picks
Analyzing both teams and considering the betting trends, this game seems primed for a closely contested battle. While Arkansas is favored, Auburn’s historical ATS (against the spread) performance against the Razorbacks cannot be overlooked. In the tricky business of NCAAF predictions, especially when taking into account Multi-Handicapper Tips, such historical edge plays a significant role.
Given the offensive capabilities on both sides and the tendency for high-scoring games when these teams meet, the over on the total points looks appealing. Although the Tigers’ road record is concerning, they might be the better pick ATS based on the trends and the value presented. Prop bettors might want to look at individual player performances, particularly the quarterbacks and key running backs, who could tip the scales in this encounter.
Free Pick and Prediction: Auburn Tigers 27, Arkansas Razorbacks 24