The Arkansas Basketball team’s final home game of the 2021-22 season is finally here. After a long, emotional roller coaster of a season, the fans inside Bud Walton Arena will bid farewell and good luck to the Razorbacks.
After the game against LSU, the Hogs will compete in their last regular season game at No. 13 Tennessee this weekend, the SEC Tournament after that and eventually the March Madness tournament.
Despite all of the big stuff on the horizon, the team can’t lose sight of a really competitive LSU Tigers team that will be looking for revenge in the rematch from the Jan. 15 upset win in Baton Rouge.
Arkansas Razorbacks vs LSU Odds: Moneyline, Spread, Over/Under
Arkansas -5.5 (-110)
LSU +5.5 (-110)
Over 140.0 (-110)
Over 140.0 (-110)
Arkansas enters the game as 6-point favorites at home vs their rivals from The Pelican State. That would be right on par with how the Jan. 15 meeting went between the two teams, which saw the Hogs winning 65-58.
Arkansas vs LSU Prediction Tonight
Expect Arkansas Basketball coach Eric Musselman to have the Razorbacks focused on the here and now vs LSU. There can be no looking ahead to Saturday’s huge match-up vs No. 13 Tennessee, the SEC Tournament or the March Madness tournament.
If Arkansas comes out flat or expecting little resistance from LSU, they will be in an uphill battle vs one of their biggest rivals.
Senior JD Notae is coming off a 30-point performance in the upset win over Kentucky in the previous game for Arkansas. How will he follow-up one of his best games of the season? He scored 19 in the last meeting vs LSU.
If Notae can get to that 22-25 point range, the Hogs will be in good shape. The Razorbacks are 8-1 this season when he scores 22 or more points.
The Hogs have won 13 of their past 14 games and Jaylin Williams has been a big part of the solution to winning those games. Strangely, the lone loss during this run was when Williams recorded a season-high 22 points vs Alabama.
In the previous match-up between these two teams, LSU had 30 points off the bench. That simply cannot happen again in tonight’s meeting. Arkansas has to put pressure on the LSU starters and double down when their key reserves come in to deny them any momentum in the game.
A packed house will certainly go a long way in giving Arkansas the upper hand in this game.
Prediction: Razorbacks 76, Tigers 68
What Channel is the Arkansas Basketball Game On?
The Hogs and the Tigers will tip off at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2
Razorbacks vs Tigers Live Stream
The Arkansas game can be live streamed on the ESPN app (cable/satellite subscription required).