If we can earn a split in Ark, we'll still be alone in second no matter what anyone else does. And then will get us to a 3-game home stand against the bottom of the league (Troy, USA, ULM).
That said, if Ark State is within a game of us at any point, it's trouble because they close with 6/7 at home. It will be hard to keep pace with them if it's tight over the last few weeks.
Currently, The Robots like WKU by 1 at UALR, but like stAte to beat the Tops by 4.
From an unbiased perspective, a split would be great.