Arkansas vs LSU NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: LSU -44.5
John Stephen Jones and the Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Tiger Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the LSU Tigers. Arkansas opens this game as 44.5-point underdogs. The Razorbacks are 2-8-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 7-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks went up against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 45-19. Rakeem Boyd led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 86 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the contest. He ran for a total of 185 yards by way of 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 23.1 yards per run. Treylon Burks was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 59 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 11.8 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Razorbacks was K.J. Jefferson who went 6/15 with 60 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Razorbacks rushed the ball a total of 28 times and earned 253 yards giving them an average of 9.0 yards per run. On the day, the Razorbacks totaled 12 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 25 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the day, they ran 54 plays which added up to 340 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arkansas allowed 22 completions on 32 throws totaling 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.8%. In the running game, the Razorbacks allowed 265 yards on 47 carries which is an average of 5.6 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 478 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Razorbacks head into this matchup 2-8 for this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the Southeastern Conference and 107th in college football with 3,536 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 22.3 points per game, which has them at 105th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 148.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 11th in the conference. The Razorbacks have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 36.2 points per game putting them 14th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Razorbacks have allowed 2,048 yards. Opponents are completing 65.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.7 yards per try. In discussing yards rushing, Arkansas is allowing 226 yards per contest ranking them 14th in the Southeastern Conference and 123rd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.4 yards per rush putting them 13th in the conference and 122nd in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 2,260 yards rushing through 10 contests.
The last time they took the field, the LSU Tigers went up against the Ole Miss Rebels and earned the victory by a score of 58-37. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 49 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 172 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Ja'Marr Chase led the team in receiving yardage by earning 227 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 28.4 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Joe Burrow who went 32/42 with 489 yards passing and added 5 touchdowns. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. The Tigers ended up running the ball 38 times and generated 227 yards which had them averaging 6.0 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Tigers had a total of 35 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 35 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they finished with a total of 80 plays for a total of 716 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, LSU allowed 15 completions on 27 attempts for a total of 212 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 402 yards on 44 carries which gave them an average of 9.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 614 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 10-0. LSU has made teams respect their running game by averaging 166 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 60th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,660 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Tigers average 556.3 yards per game overall ranking them 2nd in the nation and 1st in the SEC. The Tigers are conceding 23.8 points per game which puts them at 9th in the conference and 44th in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are giving up 237 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers are ranked 11th in the Southeastern Conference. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 238 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 131.7 yards per game ranking them 34th in D-1 and 5th in the conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,317 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Razorbacks/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Razorbacks +44.5
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