Saturday Selections: Week 3 SEC Picks Against the Spread

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Sep 6, 2014; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Alex Collins (3) rushes for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Nicholls State Colonels at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas at Texas Tech (-3), 2:30pm CT, ABC

Over the summer, this game looked like quite a long shot for Arkansas. Texas Tech was one of the most explosive offenses in the nation in 2013 and the Razorbacks had not proven they could score, or stop anyone else for that matter, over their last nine ball games.

However, the Red Raiders struggled through the first two games of the season and were sloppy and unimpressive in wins over Central Arkansas and UTEP. Arkansas exploded last week (albeit against Nicholls State), and played well for a half against Auburn in the season opener. Therefore, the trip to Lubbock is not nearly as daunting as it appeared just a few weeks ago. Right now, it looks downright winnable.

There has been a lot of movement on this game, likely because there is so much that we do not know about the two teams. The line opened at 2.5, but can be found as low as -1 at certain Las Vegas casinos. It’s a very tricky game to pick, but from what I’ve seen from the Hogs so far this season, they’ve got the momentum and Bret Bielema can pick up a big win on the road.

Arkansas 34, Texas Tech 31