The LSU Tigers have their first home SEC contest this Saturday against the Arkansas Razorbacks, and the oddsmakers are favoring the Tigers heavily.
LSU got off to a strong start to begin SEC play with a 41-14 road victory over Mississippi State last week, and the odds have the Tigers as 17.5-point home favorites over the Razorbacks.
Caesars Sportsbook, official odds partner of Bet.NOLA.com, has favored the Tigers heading into every game they’ve played so far this season, but this is the first time that they’ve been favored by more than 10 against a Power Five opponent.
Last season saw the Tigers scrape by the Razorbacks in a 13-10 defensive struggle, and it was outside linebacker Harold Perkins who stole the show with three sacks in a dominant effort.
Jayden Daniels and the Tigers offense should perform better this time around as evidenced by the total being at 55.5 points, and Arkansas might also be better on offense with K.J. Jefferson at quarterback, who missed last season’s contest against the Tigers.
The bottom line though is that it will be tough for Jefferson and the Razorbacks to keep up, as the Tigers passing game is in a rhythm right now as evidenced by Malik Nabers leading the country in receiving yards last week with 239.
The Tigers and Razorbacks are both 2-1 on the season, and this year’s Battle for the Boot is set to kickoff at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 on ESPN.
Arkansas-LSU Betting Info
Spread: Arkansas (+17.5) at LSU
Money line: Arkansas +600, LSU -900
Total: O/U 55.5 points
Betting odds as of Tuesday, Sept. 11