Arkansas opens as a big underdog in Week 9 home game against LSU
At this point, you have to wonder whether Arkansas is resigned to being the underdog in 2016. The Razorbacks have thus far managed to navigate to a 5-2 overall record despite being an underdog in four games this year – at TCU, in Arlington vs. Texas A&M, and at home against Alabama and Ole Miss.
Judging by the spreads from the first half of the season, it’s no surprise Arkansas will head to Auburn this weekend as another underdog. The line in that game currently sits at 9.5 points in the Tigers’ favor.
Well the trend looks to continue, as the Hogs have opened as nearly a 10-point underdog for next weekend’s game at home against LSU, according to professional handicapper Danny Sheridan:
— Danny Sheridan (@DannySheridan1) October 20, 2016
Keeping in mind Arkansas beat LSU the last two seasons by a margin of 17 points in each contest, the number has to be mind-boggling to Razorback fans. If Arkansas pulls off yet another road upset at Auburn and LSU drops its home game against Ole Miss, this line could drastically flip in just a few days time.
One thing to note heading into the Arkansas-LSU matchup, LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron is 0-5 in his career against the Razorbacks after losing all three games as Ole Miss’ head coach and being on the Tigers’ staff the last two seasons.