Tigers’ Hat Trick
The No. 7 LSU Tigers try to win a fourth consecutive game, opposing the host Arkansas Razorbacks in a key SEC contest Saturday afternoon. However, beware the letdown, as LSU is coming off an exciting overtime win over Alabama last out. The Tigers lead the SEC West by a half-game over second-place Ole Miss. Arkansas had its own two-game win streak snapped with a non-conference loss to Liberty, and is in fifth in the SEC West. Check out our in-depth preview to help with your betting online.
Beating ‘Bama, then…?
The LSU Tigers try to focus on the task at hand against the Arkansas Razorbacks, though the emotions of an overtime win over Alabama are certainly still there. LSU was successful on a two-point conversion in the first overtime against the Crimson Tide, earning a 32-31 victory that put the Tigers on track to make a conference title game appearance.
“I had never beaten Alabama,” LSU coach Brian Kelly said after Saturday’s win. “I was emotional, not for myself, but I was emotional for our team. Because I know what we looked like in January and to see where we are today, that’s pretty emotional.”
Quarterback Jayden Daniels had a big part in the victory, his 25-yard score pulling LSU within one in overtime, then finding tight end Mason Taylor on the winning two-point conversion. Daniels finished with just 182 passing yards, but two touchdown passes (95 rushing yards).
The junior has 1,994 yards (14 touchdowns, one interception) in his first season with the Tigers after transferring from Arizona St. He also leads LSU in rushing (619 yards, 10 touchdowns).
Sophomore wide receiver Malik Nabers has been Daniels’ target of choice, leading the team with 42 receptions (504 yards, one touchdown).
Razorbacks Need Statement Win
With three games left in the season, the Arkansas Razorbacks need one win to become bowl eligible. Arkansas is just 1-3 against ranked teams this season, ahead of games against No. 7 LSU and No. 11 Ole Miss. It closes the regular season at Missouri, so a win isn’t guaranteed.
The Razorbacks are in need of a big performance out of quarterback KJ Jefferson. The junior has 1,981 yards (17 touchdowns), though trouble last game (two interceptions, four sacks).
Running back Raheim Sanders is already over 1,100 yards on the season, though just 60 yards in the loss to Liberty last out. The sophomore has precisely 1,101 yards (seven touchdowns), and will be a key to keeping LSU’s offense off the field.
LSU vs Arkansas Game Injuries
LSU vs Arkansas Head-To-Head
This “Battle for the Golden Boot” rivalry had been all LSU Tigers in recent seasons, but the Arkansas Razorbacks edged LSU, 16-13, in overtime at Baton Rouge a season ago. The Tigers had won the five previous meetings, and are leading the all-time series, 42-23-2.
LSU has a 12-9 record on the road against Arkansas, winning its last three trips to Fayetteville. The college football lines expected that to continue with another win by the Bayou Bengals.
LSU vs Arkansas Game Information
- Game: LSU (7-2, 5-1 SEC) vs Arkansas (5-4, 2-3 SEC)
- Location: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 12th, 12:00 p.m. ET
- LSU vs Arkansas Live Stream: ESPN
LSU vs Arkansas Betting Lines
LSU vs Arkansas Picks & Prediction
The LSU Tigers are riding high, with a division title in their sights. Arkansas will offer a good fight, but we prefer LSU to keep its momentum going with a win and cover on the road.
When doing your college football betting, take LSU to win and cover on the road.
The LSU Tigers are listed at -155 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Bears, you have a chance to win $65. The Arkansas Razorbacks are +135, offering a chance to win $135 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives “LSU” a 60.78% chance to win, with Kansas State at 42.55%.