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Feb 18, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD14-10

The South Alabama Jaguars will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Hilltoppers at Mitchell Center in NCAAB action.

This season, the Jaguars are 14-10 overall and 8-12 ATS ATS, while the Hilltoppers are 9-17 and 12-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Alabama boasts a 8-12 on the OU, and Western Kentucky is 12-12-1.

View Western Kentucky vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, South Alabama sat as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jaguars - Hilltoppers odds would favor the Jaguars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Alabama is rated No. 156 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Kentucky is at No. 211. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-61 win for the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Alabama's No. 221 nationally ranked offense (65.8 points per game) against a Hilltoppers defense that sits as the No. 216 at 68.3 PPG. The Jaguars have been averaging 42.1% from the field, more than the Hilltoppers have managed so far this season (38.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 214-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. South Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 270 in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 64-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Western Kentucky got 20 points and 10 rebounds from George Fant en route to a 64-57 victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were an 88-86 winner as they battled Louisiana-Monroe on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Freddie Goldstein poured in a team-high 33 points for South Alabama on Saturday, as they defeated Louisiana-Monroe 88-86 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 8-2
After playing Florida Atlantic are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 8-2
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 4-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Arkansas State, Thursday, February 23
South Alabama at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, February 23

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