2020 summed up by a point spread: Arkansas opens as favorite vs. LSU after Tigers were 42-point favorite in the matchup in 2019
This is not a typo: Arkansas is favored vs. LSU this week.
The Razorbacks opened as 3-point favorites over the defending National Champions at CircaSports. Last season, LSU was a 42-point favorite in this game (but didn’t cover).
You can view all the Week 9 opening lines in the SEC here.
The last time Arkansas was favored vs. LSU was in 2014, according to OddShark’s college football betting database. The Razorbacks were 1.5-point favorites in that contest and won 17-0.
Arkansas has been a favorite in this matchup seven times since 1997. The Hogs are 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 straight up in those games.
Coach Sam Pittman has Arkansas headed in the right direction. The Razorbacks have won three SEC games already this season after going winless in conference play in 2018 and 2019.
Here’s some reaction to Arkansas being a favorite over LSU:
ARKANSAS IS A FAVORITE IN AN SEC GAME THIS IS NOT A DRILL https://t.co/AAfwkDB0jt
— James Bryant (@KATVJames) November 15, 2020
Unthinkable in August: Arkansas opens as a 3 point favorite against LSU
— Kyle Deckelbaum (@KATVKyle) November 15, 2020
Can't even imagine what kind of four-letter words you would've called me in August, if I told you that Arkansas would open as a slight favorite against LSU this year 😂😂 https://t.co/1JCpcU0cpv
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) November 15, 2020
Arkansas is favored over the defending champs.
Read that again, and soak it in… because this may never happen again lol https://t.co/Adv8o8Q8hC
— Preston Skersick (@PrestonSkersick) November 15, 2020
— Hogtrough (@Hogtrough) November 15, 2020
— Jay Mandrell 🐗 (@JayMandrell) November 15, 2020
— Josh Caldwell (@JoshAlanCaldwel) November 15, 2020
What a difference a year and a good coaching hire make.. #wps
— Jaclyn Rose (@iamjaclynrose) November 15, 2020