- Auburn fell short at home last week 34-10 to Georgia.
- Arkansas lost a shootout 52-51 at Ole Miss.
- Auburn beat Arkansas 30-28 last year at Jordan Hare.
After a controversial finish last year at Auburn, Sam Pittman’s Razorbacks have had this game circled for a long time.
Arkansas went for two last week against Ole Miss, after scoring to cut the lead to one as time expired. Ole Miss’ defense stepped up, for seemingly the first time all day, and Arkansas lost a heartbreaker.
The Razorbacks have been the darlings of college football all year long. Yet, back to back losses makes this game of the utmost importance. Arkansas returns home after two tough road games with a chance to get a win against an SEC West power.
Auburn has been up and down under first year head coach Bryan Harsin. A win in death valley, and losses on the road against two top 10 teams, Auburn has multiple chances to get something out of this season ahead of them.
Arkansas vs Auburn Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Auburn at Arkansas
- Where: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Date: 10/16/21
- Betting Odds: Arkansas -4.5 (-195) O/U: 54 (at PointsBet)
Auburn Preview: Nix Away From Home
As a starter, Bo Nix is 1-6 SU on the road as an underdog. The up and down quarterback has seen far more lows than highs when he leaves his home stadium. Saturday gives Nix another opportunity to prove himself in a tough road SEC environment.
Yet, Nix seemed to lose some road demons in his last road start. The Junior quarterback made flash plays throughout the game to carry the Tigers to a win at LSU. As hard as it is to believe, Arkansas is a jump up in competition as compared to LSU. Nix needs some of his magic to keep the Tigers in the game on Saturday.
Arkansas Preview: A Turning Point
Saturday marks a huge turning point in the season for Arkansas. The Razorbacks can’t afford to lose three straight after the start they had this season.
Also, Arkansas clearly has revenge on their mind after they had the game stolen from them last year at Auburn. Sam Pittman has already placed a ton of importance on this contest and called out the students to arrive early and be loud.
The atmosphere should be comparable to what we saw earlier in the year against Texas. In that game, the Longhorns struggled with communication and Arkansas cruised to a victory. Expect more of the same this Saturday.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game
Every college football gambler in the world has developed a trait to automatically fade Bo Nix on the road. Arkansas is the blind play until Nix proves himself to be a consistent winner on the road.
The motivation factors resemble the Penn State Indiana game earlier this season when Penn State got their revenge. Saturday feels like this game is more important to Arkansas than Auburn. Pittman needs a win to keep this season on the rails after it got off to such a promising start.
The line keeps climbing towards Arkansas, so it is better to grab it sooner than later.
Arkansas vs Auburn Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Arkansas -4.5 (at PointsBet)
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