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Dec 1, 8:30 PM | Trojan Arena

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Troy Trojans Odds

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The Troy Trojans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Trojan Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Trojans are 4-4 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Hilltoppers, meanwhile, are 5-2 and 5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Troy go 1-3 and the Hilltoppers go 0-3 on the totals.

View Western Kentucky vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Trojans installed as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trojans rated this week at No. 301 and the Hilltoppers sitting at No. 17. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-58 result in favor of the Hilltoppers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Troy's No. 312-ranked offense, averaging 58.9 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 82 at 60.9 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 38.1% so far, less than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.5 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 332 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 65-54 winner in its last match on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. T.J. Price poured in a team-high 30 points for Western Kentucky on Thursday, as they defeated Louisiana-Monroe 65-54 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Last time out for Troy, they were a 58-56 loser as they battled Arkansas-Little Rock on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. The Trojans got 11 points from Hunter Williams, but it was Arkansas-Little Rock that prevailed in a 58-56 final on Thursday at Stephens Center.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Illinois are 4-3
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-3
After a win are 8-2

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah Valley are 2-0
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hilltoppers at Trojans trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games when playing on the road against Troy
Western Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Western Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Troy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky
Troy is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 6 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Southern Illinois, Wednesday, December 5
Troy home to Utah Valley, Saturday, December 8