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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans travelling to Western Kentucky Saturday to take on the Hilltoppers.
This season, the Hilltoppers are 11-8 overall and 10-8 ATS ATS, while the Trojans are 11-9 and 9-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Western Kentucky boasts a 5-9 on the OU, and Arkansas-Little Rock is 9-2-1.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Trojans were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hilltoppers sit at No. 126 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Trojans sit at No. 156 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hilltoppers will win this game 69-68.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 189-ranked offense, averaging 67.4 PPG, against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 186 at 66.6 PPG. The Hilltoppers field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Little Rock owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 79.1 points per game on the highway. Western Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 194 in scoring at home.
Arkansas-Little Rock was an 82-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas-Little Rock was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Middle Tennessee and falling by an 82-50 score at Murphy Center.
Western Kentucky was a 72-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hilltoppers and Ragin Cajuns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Louisiana-Lafayette was handed a 72-49 defeat on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 4-3
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Alabama are 8-2
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Trojans at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Arkansas-Little Rock is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Arkansas-Little Rock is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock
Western Kentucky is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Western Kentucky is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Florida Atlantic, Thursday, January 24
Western Kentucky at South Alabama, Thursday, January 24