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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Favored by -8.5 Point Spread Against the Florida International Golden Panthers on Thursday

The Florida International Golden Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Florida International Golden Panthers before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Florida International Golden Panthers have watched them go 7-7 and 4-4 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are at 7-5 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-5, while the Florida International Golden Panthers have a 6-2 mark.

The Hilltoppers - Golden Panthers odds would favor the Golden Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Kentucky is rated No. 240 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida International is at No. 190.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Western Kentucky's No. 74-ranked scoring average of 78.36 PPG, against a Florida International Golden Panthers defense rated No. 70 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers FG% has averaged 47.77% to date this season, more than the Florida International Golden Panthers shooters have managed so far (46.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Adrian Diaz scored 23 points and added 23 rebounds for a double-double, leading Florida International over Florida Atlantic, 76-59, on Sunday at FIU Arena.

The Hilltoppers got 24 points from Justin Johnson, but it was Marshall that prevailed in a 94-76 final on Sunday at Cam Henderson Center.

Betting Trends
  • Florida International is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Florida International is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Florida International is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida International's last 12 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Western Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Florida International
  • Western Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida International

Next Betting Matchups

Florida International at Marshall, Saturday, January 9th
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, January 9th

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