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.

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