Most college football teams will be focused on in-conference play in Week 7, but that's not the case for the Arkansas Razorbacks and BYU Cougars. At 1-3 in SEC play, Arkansas will hope to get back on the right track against the independent BYU.
Arkansas vs BYU Odds
According to FanDuel Sportsbook's college football odds, Arkansas is a slight -120 favorite on the moneyline (1.5-point spread) in a game with a 65.5-point over/under.
What should college football fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?
Arkansas vs BYU Prediction and Best Bet
The Arkansas defense has given up a ridiculous 6.49 yards per play on the season, which is the 10th-highest mark in the nation. Playing four games against ranked opponents hasn't exactly given them an easy path to keep that number respectable, but they could still struggle with this BYU offense.
Jaren Hall is dealing for the Cougars, averaging a strong 9.3 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) and having found six different receivers for touchdowns on the year.
Luckily for Arkansas, keeping up in a shootout won't be as hard this week as it was against Mississippi State. K.J. Jefferson could be back in action, and his 10.2 AY/A is good for No. 14 in the country.
BYU's statistically sound pass defense (only 190.0 yards per game allowed through the air) is propped up by the competition they've faced, and performances like 222 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 18 attempts from Bo Nix and a 78.6% completion rate with 3 touchdowns for Drew Pyne last week show that this is a unit that can be exploited.
Give me Arkansas out-pacing the Cougars in a shootout. Arkansas -1.5 and over 65.5 are both looking like intriguing bets for Saturday.
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