To beat the NCAA football odds, you have to put a heck of a lot of work into your craft. Our college football expert handicappers have done just that here at Cappers Info, and we think that we have the winning edge for the clash between the Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Free Football Picks: Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 3:30 ET
Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
Week 4 Betting Odds: Rutgers -2.5 (44)
Arkansas vs. Rutgers Live TV Coverage: ESPN
It’s not all that often that you see us playing ‘unders’ in college football bets, especially not when the ‘total’ is as low as this one is on Saturday. However, we are going to make a tremendous exception, simply due to the fact that this is probably the ugliest game that we see on the docket. QB Gary Nova is very up in the air with a concussion, and he is one of the 17 players that Rutgers has on its injury report. If Nova doesn’t play, QB Chas Dodd is going to be playing, and he would immediately likely become the worst quarterback playing for an automatic BCS qualifier school that we have in the whole country. (And we’re really not exaggerating either!)
More important than that is the way that Arkansas is handling itself this year. Head Coach Bret Bielema is bringing that same smash mouth style to the SEC that he used for years with the Wisconsin Badgers, and the fit here is quite perfect. RB Alex Collins and RB Jonathan Williams are running the ball all over the field, and in just three games, they already have over 800 rushing yards between them. QB Brandon Allen is dealing with an injury as well, and that is going to give way to QB AJ Derby to boot. If neither of these teams are going to get their passing games going, there is going to be a lot of running the football. If that’s the case, this clock is going to tick, tick, and tick some more, and we don’t see any reprieve for ‘over’ bettors. This game could be mired in the 20s, let alone the 40s.
Arkansas vs. Rutgers Pick: Under 44
Arkansas @ Rutgers Score Prediction: Rutgers 16 – Arkansas 10