Troy Trojans vs Hilltoppers College Hoops Game Preview
Troy Trojans vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will try to cover the spread at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Troy Trojans in NCAA basketball action.
The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Hilltoppers are 10-11 ATS. Troy is 7-7 on the totals; Western Kentucky is 5-12.
Bettors looking to go with the Hilltoppers in this one found them listed as 11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 304-rated Troy taking on the No. 129-rated Hilltoppers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-61 win for the Hilltoppers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Kentucky has the nation's No. 219-rated offensive output, at 65.7 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 193 allowing on average 66.9 PPG. The Hilltoppers FG% has averaged 41.9% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.
Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
Troy was a 71-64 winner in its last match on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Hunter Williams scored 15 points leading the Trojans to a 71-64 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Saturday.
In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 72-53 loser on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers endured a 72-53 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Kevin Kaspar at Murphy Center.
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 3-5
After a win are 5-5
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing North Texas are 6-4
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Trojans at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Troy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Troy is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Troy
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games when playing at home against Troy
Troy home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, February 2
Western Kentucky at North Texas, Thursday, February 7