LSU at Arkansas: 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (3-4) vs LSU Tigers (2-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The LSU Tigers will travel to Razorback Stadium to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The LSU Tigers had their 2nd game of their season (Florida, Alabama) postponed last week due to COVID-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 2-3 (2-3 SEC) after being defeated by the Auburn Tigers, 48-11, on October 31st. LSU had no answers for the Auburn offense and couldn’t fight back after Auburn took a 35-3 lead early in the 3rd quarter. LSU was outgained by Auburn by a 506-347 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Tigers was QB Max Johnson who completed 15 of 24 passes for 172 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, LSU is averaging 35.8 ppg on 458.0 total yards per game (338.4 passing yds/g; 119.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, LSU has been led by WR Terrace Marshall Jr. who had 31 receptions for 540 yards & 9 TD’s. QB Myles Brennan has completed 60.3% of his passes for 1,112 yards, 11 TD, & 3 INT. The other top receivers for Brennan and the Tigers have been Arik Gilbert (22 rec, 259 yards, 2 TD), Jaray Jenkins (13 rec, 234 yards), and Kayshon Boutte (12 rec, 168 yards, TD). Leading the way for the LSU backfield has been the duo of John Emery Jr. (48 att, 246 yards, 2 TD) and Tyrion Davis-Price (53 att, 245 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, LSU is allowing their opponents to average 33.6 ppg on 478.6 total yards per game (335.2 passing yds/g; 143.4 rushing yds/g).
The Arkansas Razorbacks dropped to 3-4 (3-4 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the 6th ranked Florida Gators, 63-35, this past Saturday. Arkansas had no answers for offensive attack of the Gators and could not fight back after a 1-yard TD run by the Gators Emory Jones gave Florida a 42-21 lead late in the 3rd quarter. Arkansas was outgained by Florida by a 593-458 margin and committed one turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Razorbacks was QB Feleipe Franks who completed 15 of 19 passes for 250 yards & 2 TD.
On the season, Arkansas is averaging 26.0 ppg on 388.3 total yards per game (240.1 passing yds/g; 148.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arkansas has been led by QB Feleipe Franks who has completed 68.3% of his passes for 1,678 yards, 16 TD, & 3 INT. Franks is also has racked up 186 rushing yards for Arkansas. The top receiving threats for Franks and the Razorbacks have been Treylon Burks (34 rec, 508 yards, 5 TD), Mike Woods (23 rec, 413 yards, 4 TD), and De’Vion Warren (15 rec, 278 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Arkansas backfield has been the duo of Trelon Smith (78 att, 441 yards, TD) and Rakeem Boyd (82 att, 309 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Arkansas is allowing their opponents to average 31.4 ppg on 428.9 total yards per game (245.4 passing yds/g; 183.4 rushing yds/g).
It already seems like a lost season for LSU and I do not think it is going to get much better on the road against an Arkansas team that has been solid at home this season, posting a perfect 3-0 ATS record. LSU defense comes into this game ranked 123rd in passing defense and as I expect Feleipe Franks to be able to put up at least 5 TD’s in this one, I am taking Arkansas to cover this small spread. Good Luck!