The No. 13 Auburn Tigers ran into a stiff Georgia defense last week and suffered a 27-6 loss to drop to 1-1 on the season. Now they'll host the Arkansas Razorbacks in an SEC West matchup that kicks off at 4 p.m. ET in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. New Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman got his team to play Georgia tough for a half before the Bulldogs pulled away in the opener. But he captured the first win in his head coaching career against Mississippi State last week.
Both the Razorbacks and the Tigers are averaging well under 300 yards of total offense per game and have combined to score just 66 points in four games this year. However, the Tigers own a clear-cut talent advantage and are listed as 14-point favorites with the over-under for total points at 45.5 in the Auburn vs. Arkansas odds from William Hill. Before making any Arkansas vs. Auburn picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Arkansas vs. Auburn spread: Auburn -14
- Arkansas vs. Auburn over-under: 45.5 points
- Arkansas vs. Auburn money line: Auburn -600, Arkansas +450
- ARK: The Razorbacks ended a 20-game SEC losing streak last week.
- AUB: The Tigers bounced back from all three regular-season losses last season by winning the ensuing game.
What you need to know about Arkansas
The Razorbacks walked away with a 21-14 victory over then-No. 16 Mississippi State last weekend. Arkansas held the Bulldogs to 87 rushing yards and forced four turnovers. Quarterback Feleipe Franks completed 20 of 28 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and he did not throw an interception after getting picked off twice in the team's opener, a 37-10 loss to Georgia.
The Razorbacks gained only 1.7 yards per carry and rolled up just 63 total rushing yards, as running back Rakeem Boyd left the game with an ankle injury. Pittman said earlier this week that both Boyd and linebacker Grant Morgan, who made 15 tackles against Mississippi State despite an elbow injury, should be ready to go against Auburn.
What you need to know about Auburn
The Auburn offense has had serious issues early in 2020 and it's been the running game in particular that has let Auburn down as it averages just 2.5 yards per carry. However, Bo Nix has done a good job at protecting the football even though he hasn't been particularly explosive. That will be critical with heavy rains in the forecast on Saturday.
Nix has thrown just seven interceptions in 444 pass attempts throughout his career and has only thrown one in 67 attempts this season. The Tigers also covered easily last season as 19.5-point favorites with a 51-10 win. They rushed for 298 yards in that victory so the Arkansas defense might be exactly what they need to finally jumpstart the running game.
How to make Arkansas vs. Auburn picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, predicting that neither Franks nor Nix goes above 230 passing yards. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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