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Hilltoppers vs Hoosiers Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
Kickoff for this matchup between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Indiana Hoosiers is set for 12:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Bloomington, IN at Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN) with BTN carrying television coverage. The odds for this week 3 non conference matchup have the Hoosiers as the -6.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 61.5.
Hilltoppers vs Hoosiers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Indiana Hoosiers
- Where: Bloomington at Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN)
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- IND -6.5, WKENT +199 | IND -257 O/U 61.5
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-0. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Conference USA.
Last week, Western Kentucky beat Hawaii by a score of 49-17. Leading into the matchup, the Hilltoppers were 16.0 point underdogs. With their 66 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 68.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 360 yards, with 94 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 33rd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Western Kentucky is ranked 118th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 266 yards through the air.
The Hilltoppers head into the game with the 32nd ranked scoring offense at 43.5 points per-game. Currently, they have scored a majority of their touchdowns through the air, with 7 receiving touchdowns compared to 3 rushing scores. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 119th in yards per-game at 124.5. On average, they hand the ball off 30.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Hilltoppers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 275.0 yards places them 53rd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 88th ranked team in attempts per contest (32.5).
As the Hoosiers travel to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, they have an overall record of 2-0. This includes going 1-0 in Big Ten action.
Last week, Indiana beat Idaho by a score of 35-22. Leading into the matchup, the Hoosiers were 24.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 57 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 49.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 330 yards, with 126 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 148th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Indiana is ranked 88th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 204 yards through the air.
On offense, the Hoosiers are averaging 29.0 points per-game, good for 89th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 4, while throwing for 3. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 108th in yards per-game at 135.5. On average, they hand the ball off 31.0 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Hoosiers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 263.5 yards places them 64th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 22nd ranked team in attempts per contest (40.5).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Hilltoppers have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. In their last 5 road games, Western Kentucky has averaged 48.8 points per game while allowing 29.2. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1-0 while going 4-1-0.
In terms of betting, the Hoosiers have an ATS record of 1-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. In their last 5 games at home, the Hoosiers have a straight up record of 2-3-0 while going 1-4-0 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 16.4 points per game in these contests.
Hilltoppers vs Hoosiers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Indiana Hoosiers -6.5
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