Man has this week blessed us with some amazing college football matchups, and I’m here to write about one of them near and dear to my heart. This weekend the Arkansas Razorbacks will be traveling to good ‘ol Louisiana to take on the Tigers of LSU. Here is what you should know.
It’s going to be an interesting season for Arkansas. After what was an up-and-down season last year, the Pigs have had some time to regroup before playing another tough schedule. They beat the teams they really should have, but struggled last week against BYU and ended up taking a loss to a BYU team is pretty underrated in my opinion. Now they’re tasked with going to LSU as 18-point underdogs. Their offense has struggled, but they have a very solid defense allowing less than 300 total yards and only 55.7 rushing yards a game which is 11th best in the whole of college football. KJ Jefferson has been alright, but AJ Green has had a majority of the offense with almost 200 yards so far and two touchdowns. Will this offense combined with a stout defense be enough to beat the ranked Tigers?
If you ask me I would say probably not. Vegas has reasons for favoring LSU so much, and I’m going to have to agree with them on this one. LSU has the 6th best offense in college football this year so far based on yards per game as they tally over 550. 344.3 of those come through the air which is 11th best. Sure their defense might be a little worse, but it doesn’t matter that they might let up 20 points if they score 45.7 of their own which they do on average. Jayden Daniels is looking like a stud, as is his favorite target Brian Thomas who already has 220 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The running backs have also been great as the Tigers have another 7 touchdowns on the ground. Their defense is good enough, and I think as a whole they are a much better team and should definitely win this matchup.
The Tigers are huge favorites in this one, and Vegas usually knows best. I’d bet on LSU and get your extra $200 in bonus bets.