One of the best non-conference games of Week 2 will feature the new-look Texas Longhorns heading on the road to play the Arkansas Razorbacks in what should be a fantastic college football atmosphere. Texas started the Steve Sarkisian era with a victory, and freshman quarterback Hudson Card looked good in a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, while Arkansas struggled to get past the Rice Owls before blowing the game open in the fourth quarter as both teams will look to start out the year 2-0.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Texas: 16 overall, 9 offense, 29 defense
Arkansas: 45 overall, 61 offense, 38 defense
OL Junior Angilau - Questionable (knee)
TE Jared Wiley - Questionable (shoulder)
WR Troy Omeire - Questionable (knee)
WR Treylon Burks - Probable (undisclosed)
DL John Ridgeway - Questionable (appendix)
Against The Spread
Texas: 1-0 ATS (2021), 4-5-1 ATS (2020)
Arkansas: 1-0 ATS (2021), 7-3 ATS (2020)
Texas: Over 0-1 (2021), Over 7-3 (2020)
Arkansas: Over 1-0 (2021), Over 4-6 (2020)
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Texas: 14 overall, 11 offense, 12 defense
Arkansas: 35 overall, 29 offense, 42 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Texas -7
Moneyline: Texas -255, Arkansas +205
Opening line: Texas -4.5
Opening total: 58.5
This number has gone down a couple points since it opened, but these offenses will fail to reach this total. Card will get his first test in a tough road environment, so expect a slight regression from him, while Arkansas ranked No. 3 in the SEC in run play percentage in 2020. Both teams will try to keep the ball on the ground with unproven quarterbacks and will shorten this game enough to where the under cashes.
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