Black Knights host Hilltoppers in Week 11 action

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Army Black Knights
5-4 November 09, 2013, 12:00 | Michie Stadium 3-6



Week 11 action on Saturday will see the Black Knights looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hilltoppers visit Michie Stadium.

Supporters of the Hilltoppers have seen them go 5-4 and 4-5 ATS so far this season, while the Black Knights are at 3-6 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Black Knights are 4-5, while the Hilltoppers are 4-5.

View Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Army Black Knights Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Hilltoppers in this one found them as -6-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 109-rated Black Knights and the No. 60-rated Hilltoppers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 30-21 win for the Hilltoppers on Saturday.

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Western Kentucky won its last outing, a 44-28 result against Georgia State on November 2. Western Kentucky failed to cover in that game as a 18.5-point favorite, while the 72 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Western Kentucky got a 110-yard performance from Antonio Andrews as a key part of its 44-28 win over Georgia State. Terry Baggett ran through the Air Force defense for 121 yards in Army's last game, but the Black Knights still lost a 42-28 decision at Falcon Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Army's No. 86-ranked offense (25.22 PPG) against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 66 at 26.67 PPG. The Black Knights passing attack has averaged 73.78 yards per game, less than the Hilltoppers give up through the air (202.44 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hilltoppers feature the league's No. 38-rated road run defense, allowing 146.25 yards per game. Army, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

A few Hilltoppers at Black Knights trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Army is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
Army is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
Army is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home


Next up:
Western Kentucky at Texas State, Saturday, November 23rd
Army at Hawaii, Saturday, November 30th
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