Arkansas Razorbacks vs. LSU Tigers: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 326 ViewsOn 11/24/2013 07:21 AM in NCAA Football
The college football season has plenty of great games to watch this weekend that are all around the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday just one day after Turkey day you can get another heaping helping of good football when the Arkansas Razorbacks head to the Bayou to take on the LSU Tigers. Although Arkansas is not having a good season, this game is always good as both teams battle for the Golden Boot.
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. LSU Tigers Odds
The college football odds for this game will be obviously favoring the LSU Tigers. Not only are they ranked and a much better team, but they are at home and they recently defeated the Texas A&M Aggies and Johnny Manziel. This line will most likely move in favor of the Tigers leading up to kickoff.
The Tigers will ride that momentum of a big win into this game. The win against the Aggies was a win for LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis. On Saturday, Chavis' defense full of raw players who have endured some severe growing pains held Manziel to 224 yards on 16-of-41 passing, intercepting him twice and holding him to 54 rushing yards. Chavis sent his defensive ends upfield and told them to stay in their lanes. So even when Manziel ran, he was funneled inside to waiting tacklers. Time and again, Chavis asked his cornerbacks -- including freshmen Rashard Robinson and Tre'Davious White -- to cover Texas A&M's receivers, including 6-foot-5, 225-pound Mike Evans, one-on-one. They did more than cover, they shut them down and won big.
The latest college football trends reveal some interesting wagering angles that favor the Tigers. Arkansas is 1-8 straight up in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LSU and 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LSU. The total has gone over in 5 of Arkansas's last 7 games when playing LSU and the total has gone over in 5 of Arkansas's last 6 games on the road. Arkansas has struggled this year has these trends show. Arkansas is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games on the road, 0-4-1 straight in its last 5 games overall and 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road. LSU is 17-6-1 straight up in its last 24 games overall and 21-3-1 straight up in its last 25 games at home.
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. LSU Tigers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.