Check out our free Hilltoppers vs 49ers pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Hilltoppers vs 49ers Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds
The Hilltoppers will play host to the 49ers at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC, with a kickoff scheduled for NA PM ET. The game will be televised on None. The oddsmakers project this Conference USA matchup to be closely contested, as the point spread is at 0 for each side.
Hilltoppers vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Charlotte 49ers
- Where: Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds: WKENT OFF, WKENT OFF | CHARLT OFF, O/U OFF
As the Hilltoppers travel to take on the Charlotte 49ers, they have an overall record of 7-5. This includes going 5-2 in Conference USA action.
Western Kentucky is coming off a 24 loss to Auburn by a score of 41-17. The Hilltoppers entered the game as 5.5 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. The two team’s combined to score 58 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 54.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 374 yards, with 252 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 88th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Western Kentucky is ranked 90th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 122 yards through the air.
A matchup to keep an eye on in this game is if the Western Kentucky offense will continue to rack up explosive plays against a Western Kentucky defense that ranks well in several advanced analytics. Currently, the 49ers are 128th in defensive EPA. On the other side, Hilltoppers heads into action averaging 36.17 points per game. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Western Kentucky can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 143.0 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Charlotte defense that is vulnerable up front. In the passing game, the Hilltoppers will look to continue their strong play, as they are the 10th ranked team in pass yards per game at, 333.33. So far, they are 10th in pass attempts, at 42.83 per game.
As the 49ers travel to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, they have an overall record of 3-9. This includes going 2-6 in Conference USA action.
Last week, Charlotte beat Louisiana Tech by a score of 26-21. Leading into the matchup, the 49ers were 2.0 point underdogs. With their 47 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 66.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 350 yards, with 137 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 158th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Charlotte is ranked 172nd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 213 yards through the air.
Heading into this week’s action, Charlotte has a tough matchup against a Western Kentucky defense performing well in many advanced statistics, including EPA in which they are 11th in college football. On paper, moving the ball could be tough for Charlotte as they are generating explosive plays at a below average rate. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Charlotte can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 115.75 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Western Kentucky defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the 49ers are the 39th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 271.0. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 35.75 times per contest, placing them 55th in the NCAA.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Hilltoppers have an ATS record of 8-3-0. Their current over-under record sits at 4-7-0. Through their last 5 road contests, the Hilltoppers offense has averaged 33.8 points per game while allowing an average of 25.8. Western Kentucky posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 4-1-0 ATS.
In terms of betting, the 49ers have an ATS record of 5-7-0. Their current over-under record sits at 6-6-0. Although Charlotte has a straight up record of 1-4-0 in their last 5 home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4-0. The team averaged 20.8 points per game in these games.
Hilltoppers vs 49ers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Charlotte 49ers OFF
Free Spread Prediction: Under OFF
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