LSU Tigers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks at LSU Tigers
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Tiger Stadium)
LSU -46 O/U 71
LSU is 10-0 and simply needs to avoid a colossal letdown when it hosts Arkansas (2-8) this weekend.
LSU is second in the nation in passing with 390 yards per game, and their running game isn't bad, averaging 165 yards. LSU is averaging 47.8 points per game and giving up 23.8. The Tigers are 4-0 against ranked teams and can still make the playoffs even if it loses a game.
Arkansas is riding a 7-game losing streak and last week fired its coach in his second season. Teams often play better after a coaching change, but most teams are not playing at LSU. Arkansas is averaging 22.2 points and giving up 36.3.
Heisman front runner Joe Burrow has passed for 3687 yards, 38 touchdowns, and six interceptions. LSU has two thousand-yard receivers in JaMarr Chase (1116) and Justin Jefferson (1010). The two of them have 24 touchdown catches. Clyde Edwards-Helaire has run for 959 yards and 12 touchdowns. The LSU defense has 23 sacks and 11 interceptions.
For Arkansas Nick Starkel has passed for 1118 yards, seven touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Ben Hicks has passed for 750 and two touchdowns. Rakeem Boyd has rushed for 1005 yards and eight touchdowns. He has a 6.7 yard per carry average. The Razorbacks have four receivers with around 350 yards receiving. Arkansas has five interceptions and 15 sacks.
LSU has won the last three games between these teams, and six of the last eight. It is an old rivalry with LSU holding a 40-22-2 edge.
LSU may look like a very heavily favored team here, but that is going to be very misleading. The Tigers are a gritty team that has not really blown out their opponent on the year and that will show up in this game here as the Tigers are able to win, but cannot really pull away from the opponents on the year so far. Final Score Prediction, LSU Tigers win, but do not cover 35-14..