The annual Southwest Classic is on in Jerry World this Saturday as the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks will face the No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies at 7 p.m. ET. The game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, and will air on ESPN.
Arkansas (3-0) was on upset alert against former head coach Bobby Petrino and Missouri State last week, ultimately pulling away for a 38-27 victory. The Hogs had to scratch and claw their way back from a 17-0 deficit and finally pulled ahead in the fourth quarter when Bryce Stephens housed a punt return.
Texas A&M (2-1) got back into the win column last Saturday with a 17-9 home victory over visiting Miami. The Max Johnson led offense wasn’t very efficient but it once again didn’t really matter as the Aggie defense shut the Hurricanes out of the end zone.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Arkansas: 21st overall, 16th offense, 36th defense
Texas A&M: 11th overall, 55th offense, 3rd defense
RB Dominique Johnson - Questionable (Knee)
QB Kade Renfro - Questionable (Knee)
WR Isaiah Sategna - Questionable (Undisclosed)
LB Andre White Jr. - Out (Undisclosed)
DL Walter Nolen - Questionable (Leg)
Against The Spread
Arkansas: 2-1 ATS
Texas A&M: 1-2 ATS
Arkansas: Over 3-0
Texas A&M: Over 0-3
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Arkansas: 69th overall, 44th offense, 115th defense
Texas A&M: 98th overall, 81st offense, 92nd defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Texas A&M -2
Moneyline: Texas A&M -125, Arkansas +105
Opening line: Texas A&M -1.5
Opening total: 48
Climate controlled indoor stadium. Weather not a factor.
Arkansas ML +105
The Texas A&M offense is what it is at this point and the team will rely on its defense to muck up games and grind opponents into dust. However, Arkansas has the personnel and coaching to match that and I trust that offensive weapons like quarterback K.J. Jefferson will break loose on just enough plays to put the Razorbacks in a position to win the game. Give me the Hogs on the moneyline.
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