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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Arkansas Razorbacks: TV and Media Info, Lines, Game Notes

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Getting prepared for the game this year.

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Kickoff Time

6:00 pm CST.

TV

Channel: ESPN

Announcers: Brad Nessler and Todd "Taste of the Town" Blackledge (Holly Rowe on the sideline).

Livestreaming: ESPN3/WatchESPN (no notes of blackout at this time)

Radio

The usual. Chuck Barrett and Keith Jackson will call the game.

Here's the list of affiliates.

On satellite radio, the game will be on channel 92 on Sirius and 199 on XM.

Lines

Alabama (-28.5) and the over/under is 48.5. I'd love to give y'all some reason to hope for the best (magic?) but I don't have it. I'll say that 28.5 is a pretty high spread, and if the ball bounces Arkansas' way a couple of times, staying within that spread isn't a crazy thought. I will say that if you bet the over, you better take the Tide and give the points, because it's really hard to imagine Arkansas scoring many points.

Weather

As of Wednesday night, temperatures are projected to be in the low 60s with a small chance of rain. But being the cathedral that Bryant-Denny Stadium is, I'm sure they have done things to will ensure it will be perfect.

Notes

Does Arkansas have anything left?

This is Arkansas' eighth game in a row, fourth in a row against a top 20 team. 12 of the other 13 SEC teams have had a bye week at this point. And after last week's "performance", fans have no idea what to expect from the team at this point.

Happy anniversary, Bret Bielema!

This is the 100th game of Bielema's career as a head coach. He's currently 71-28, and at the top of this week's official game notes, it's specifically pointed out that Bielema's record through 99 games is ahead of Nick Saban, Bear Bryant and Les Miles. I'm sure that's a coincidence.

Speaking of velied shots at Nick Saban, this game also marks the first time Saban will face off against Bielema since Bielema's infamous comments from the offseason comparing his Big 10 record to Saban's. I'm sure Saban's forgotten about that and harbors no ill feelings and won't take it out against Arkansas this weekend.