South Alabama Jaguars visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

South Alabama JaguarsWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Feb 28, 8:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

South Alabama Jaguars vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds

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Western Kentucky looks to cover the Hilltoppers-Jaguars pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 15-14 mark when they host South Alabama in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Hilltoppers are 15-14 overall and 13-15 ATS ATS, while the Jaguars are 16-10 and 12-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Western Kentucky boasts a 8-15-1 on the OU, and South Alabama is 11-9-1.

View South Alabama vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hilltoppers as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 130-ranked Hilltoppers and the No. 139-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Hilltoppers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 181-ranked offense, averaging 67.3 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 211 at 67.9 PPG. The Hilltoppers field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 294-rated mark, allowing 74.9 points per game on the highway. Western Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 228 in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Alabama was a 69-57 winner at home against North Texas. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. South Alabama got 18 points from Mychal Ammons en route to a 69-57 victory over North Texas on Saturday at Mitchell Center.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was an 88-77 winner on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers got 23 points from T.J. Price as Western Kentucky ran past Louisiana-Lafayette 88-77 on Saturday at Cajundome.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Troy are 5-5
After playing North Texas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 8-2
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Jaguars at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of South Alabama's last 6 games on the road
South Alabama is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
South Alabama is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
South Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games at home
Western Kentucky is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Western Kentucky's last 14 games when playing South Alabama

Next up:
South Alabama at Troy, Saturday, March 2
Western Kentucky home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, March 2