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Cincinnati Bearcats at Arkansas Razorbacks 9/3/22 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds & Info

Game Arkansas Razorbacks vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date & Time Saturday September 3, 2022, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Razorback Stadium Fayetteville, AR
Latest odds
ARK -7 ; O/U 52
TV Channel
ESPN

The Cincinnati Bearcats visit the Arkansas Razorbacks and Fayetteville on Saturday September 3rd in the opening game of the college football regular season for both. Last season Cincinnati was 13-1 overall and 8-0 in the ACC and reached the College Football Playoff for the very first time. The Bearcats lost quarterback Desmond Ridder who was a two-time AAC offensive player of the year.

Cincinnati has not announced its starting quarterback but Evan Prater has the inside track to replace Ridder. The offensive line is solid with all five starters returning with three that were All-AAC last season. Cincinnati as former LSU running back Corey Kiner slated in to start and Ryan Montgomery will see plenty of action. Tight end Josh Whyle is sure-handed and likely to be one of the top targets for the starting quarterback.

Arkansas finished the 2021 regular season 9-4 overall and 4-4 in the SEC. Arkansas defeated Penn State in the Outback Bowl and during the regular season head victories over Texas A&M, Missouri and LSU in conference play as well embarrassing Texas 40-21. Arkansas will have starting quarterback KJ Jefferson back under center and the ground game is the key to their success as last season the Razorbacks averaged 228 yards rushing which was best in the SEC.

Last season, Jefferson rushed for 664 yards and six touchdowns while also completing 67% of his passes with 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jefferson's favorite target will be Oklahoma transfer Jadon Haselwood. Dominique Johnson and Raheim Sanders will share time as the top two running backs. The offensive line has two starters returning from last season. Arkansas’ defense must pressure the passer and will feature as many as six defensive backs on the field in different situations.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Bearcats last 6 on the road
  • Arkansas is 3-0-1 ATS in its last 4
  • The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Razorbacks last 13 in September

Free NCAAF Pick:

Arkansas Razorbacks -7

Cincinnati will have a hard time repeating its success of last season as their best overall offensive player quarterback Desmond Ridder is no longer on the squad. Arkansas is expected to have another strong squad led by quarterback KJ Jefferson. Arkansas will use a strong running game to wear down the Bearcats defense and Arkansas’ defense against the run will force Cincinnati to pass more often than usual which will lead to turnovers. Final Score Prediction, Arkansas Razorbacks win and cover ATS 30-17.

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