Arkansas vs. Kansas Liberty Bowl Betting Odds

Arkansas Razorbacks College Football Betting

Arkansas Razorbacks College Football Betting

Plenty of fans and gamblers hoped the Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers would renew their once-bitter rivalry. Depending on who you talk to, Mizzou was not crazy about matching up against Kansas. Instead, the Jayhawks will take on Missouri’s new SEC border rival. Kansas and the Arkansas Razorbacks will coach at the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis. In turn, the Jayhawks and Razorbacks will bring plenty of offensive firepower. But fans of defense may not want to look. Neither team had much of a stop unit in 2022.

NCAA Football Betting Odds

Kansas Jayhawks +4.5

Arkansas Razorbacks -4.5

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Arkansas Razorbacks Weekly Matchup

On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, the Arkansas Razorbacks of the Southeastern Conference will face the Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 12 Conference in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Simons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Kickoff time is 5:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Arkansas is the bigger brand with the public as an SEC program and recent bowl team. Kansas may get some sharp money with their prolific offense.

Last game, the Kansas Jayhawks lost 47-27 against the Kansas State Wildcats as 11.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 62.5. Kansas has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-4-1 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Kansas ranks 39th for total offense, 64th for passing, 34th for rushing and 28th for scoring. Defensively they rank 122nd overall, 101st against the pass, 115th against the rush, and 120th for points allowed. Also, Kansas ranks 110th for fewest turnovers lost and 57th for takeaways.

Deuce Vaughn ran for 147 yards and a score, and Kansas State routed Kansas. Malik Knowles added a pair of touchdown runs, and Philip Brooks and Sammy Wheeler also reached the end zone as the Wildcats beat the Jayhawks for the 14th straight time in a game they needed to win.

Jalon Daniels threw for 168 yards while running for a touchdown, and Devin Neal also had two TD runs as the Jayhawks - bowl-bound for the first time since 2008 - finished the regular season by losing six of their final seven games.

Kansas has built a reputation under Leipold for playing mistake-free football. Yet, many errors on both sides of the ball gave the Wildcats more opportunities than they needed to hold onto the Governor's Cup.

Arkansas Razorbacks Weekly Recap

Last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks lost 29-27 against the Missouri Tigers as 3-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 55.5. Arkansas has a record of 6-6 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 8-3 over/under the total. Arkansas ranks 27th for total offense, 66th for passing, 9th for rushing and 51st for scoring. Defensively they rank 124th overall, 117th against the pass, 102nd against the rush, and 90th for points allowed. Also, Arkansas ranks 110th for fewest turnovers lost and 106th for takeaways.

Brady Cook threw for 242 yards and a touchdown while running for 138 yards and a score, and Missouri's defense stuffed Arkansas when it mattered in the fourth quarter, allowing the Tigers to avenge last year's loss to the Razorbacks. Cody Schrader added 97 yards rushing and a touchdown. Dominic Lovett - who had to ditch his own lit cigar on the way to the postgame news conference - had six catches for 130 yards, helping the Tigers qualify for a third bowl game in Drinkwitz's first three seasons in Columbia.

The Razorbacks' KJ Jefferson threw for 205 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while running for a score, though Missouri's aggressive defensive front constantly harassed him. Raheim Sanders, the league's second-leading rusher, was held to just 47 yards on the ground with a touchdown reception.

Third-year head coach Sam Pittman is leading the Arkansas Razorbacks to a bowl game for the second consecutive season. And while that is an accomplishment to celebrate, the Hogs fell short of their preseason goals. Arkansas was exposed in a tough 3-game losing streak to Texas A&M Aggies, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. In particular, the losses to Texas A&M and Mississippi State were galling. Arkansas was considered a dark horse contender for the SEC championship but never came close. Arkansas remains an also-ran when it comes to SEC recruiting. The state lacks the 5-star talent to fill out an SEC roster. Also, the neighboring states have plenty of choices for the best recruits. Thus, Pittman may be close to maxing out the Arkansas program for the future.

2022 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule

Sep 3 vs. Cincinnati W 31-24 1-0
Sep 10 vs. South Carolina W 44-30 2-0
Sep 17 vs. Missouri State W 38-28 3-0
Sep 24 vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, TX) L 21-23 3-1
Oct 1 vs. Alabama L 49-26 3-2
Oct 8 at Mississippi State L 17-40 3-3
Oct 15 at BYU W 52-35 4-3
Oct 22 OFF
Oct 29 at Auburn W 41-27 5-3
Nov 5 vs. Liberty L 19-21 5-4
Nov 12 vs. LSU L 10-13 5-5
Nov 19 vs. Mississippi W 42-27 6-5
Nov 25 at Missouri L 27-29 6-6
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