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Alabama vs. Arkansas Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

Nick Saban crossing his arms.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The top team in the SEC West takes on the worst team in the entire conference this weekend in the Alabama vs. Arkansas game.

Alabama has dominated just about every team for a decade, but it has looked particular stout this year. The offense has been better than ever while the defense has been its usual, dominant self despite massive turnover.

Arkansas is once again the SEC West cellar-dweller, unfortunately. Head coach Chad Morris is 0-12 against SEC opposition and 4-15 overall since he was hired in 2018. Those loss totals will likely continue to increase with games against Mississippi State, Western Kentucky, LSU and Missouri waiting for them.

There is going to be one major x-factor in this game though. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is slated to miss the game with an ankle injury. Mac Jones will get the starting nod in place of the Heisman Trophy contender. But the sports books don't think the drop off from Tua to Jones is so big that Alabama won't win by over 30 points.

Here are the details for the Alabama vs. Arkansas game:

Game Time: 7:00 PM ET

Channel: ESPN

Spread: Alabama -32

Over/Under: 55.5

Announcers: Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill

Alabama boasts an 11-game winning streak against the Razorbacks, and even without Tua, they can probably still beat 99-percent of all FBS teams.

To most Crimson Tide fans, this game will just be a tune-up before their mega-game against LSU next week.