- The Arkansas Razorbacks have -135 odds to beat the Penn State Nittany Lions.
- There is a 2-point spread in favor of Arkansas for the Outback Bowl betting lines.
TAMPA, Fla. – The SEC and Big 10 will face off in the 2021 Outback Bowl. The #21 Arkansas Razorbacks will be taking on the Penn State Nittany Lions. The game is scheduled for Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST and will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
#21 Arkansas Vs. Penn State Odds
- Arkansas -135
- Penn State +115
- Arkansas Spread -2
- Total: 48.5 Points
Online sportsbooks are in favor of Arkansas after they finished off their season on a high note. The Razorbacks went 8-4 on the season and 4-1 in their last five games. Penn State was one game back at 7-5, however, they lost five of their last seven games to end the season.
Even though the CFB odds are set fairly close in this one, Penn State is struggling as they are now down six starters for the game including five on defense. They will be without Derrick Tangelo, Arnold Ebiketie, Jaquan Brisker, Ellis Brooks, and Brandon Smith on defense.
This is a huge blow for one of the best defenses in the country that is in the top-10 in points allowed per game (16.8).
Razorbacks Chasing The Spread
Both teams did an even, but fair job against the spread this season. Arkansas went 7-4-1 ATS while Penn State went 7-5. Both of them even have similar cover margins and win margins as well. Arkansas has been winning their games by 7.5 points on average while covering the spread by 2 points.
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Penn State is winning their games by 9.5 points and covering the spread by 1.9 points.
Something to keep note of though is how both teams have done in recent games against the spread. Penn State went 3-2 in their last five games while Arkansas has only covered two times in their last six. That includes covering in their last two games of the season though.
As for the public splits, they have caught wind of Penn State being down a handful of defensive starters and are leaning in their direction to cover the spread with 70% of the bets.
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