Check out our free Hilltoppers vs Owls pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Boca Raton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Hilltoppers vs Owls Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 12:00 PM ET and will be televised on CBSS. Western Kentucky comes into this Conference USA contest, as the -7 point road favorite. The over-under point total is currently set at 61.
Hilltoppers vs Owls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Florida Atlantic Owls
- Where: Boca Raton at FAU Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds:
- WKENT -7, WKENT -274 | FLATL +216 O/U 61
As the Hilltoppers travel to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls, 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 Owls are 104th 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 Florida Atlantic 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 Owls travel to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, they have an overall record of 5-6. This includes going 4-3 in Conference USA action.
In their last matchup, Florida Atlantic fell by a score of 49-21 to Middle Tennessee. Heading into the game, the Owls were 5.5 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. The two team’s combined to score 70 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 51.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 615 yards, with 167 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 156th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Florida Atlantic is ranked 108th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 448 yards through the air.
Heading into this week’s action, Florida Atlantic 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 Florida Atlantic as they are generating explosive plays at a below average rate. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Florida Atlantic can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 184.82 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Western Kentucky defense that is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Owls will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 221.09 yards places them 104th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 119th ranked team in attempts per contest (30.73).
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. Across their 5 previous road games, Western Kentucky has an ATS mark of 4-1-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3-0 while averaging 33.8 points per game.
In terms of betting, the Owls have an ATS record of 5-6-0. Their current over-under record sits at 4-7-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 3-2-0 while averaging 28.0 per game. The team went 4-1-0 overall in these games.
Hilltoppers vs Owls Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls 7
Free Total Prediction: Over 61
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