Game Preview - Hilltoppers underdogs vs Midshipmen at Western Kentucky
Navy Midshipmen vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds
The Hilltoppers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Midshipmen at L.T. Smith Stadium in Week 2 action.
Backers of the Hilltoppers have seen them go 0-1 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Midshipmen are at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Midshipmen are 1-0, while the Hilltoppers are 0-1.
Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Midshipmen listed as 12-point favorites. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 51.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 70-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 48-rated Midshipmen in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 42-8 win for the Midshipmen on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits the Western Kentucky's #114-ranked offense, averaging 3 PPG, against a Midshipmen defensive that ranks #46 this week at 17 PPG. The Hilltoppers aerial game is averaging 93 yards per game, less than the Midshipmen secondary allows through the air, 143 YPG per game.
Navy won its last outing, a 40-17 result against Delaware on September 3. Navy covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Western Kentucky was a 14-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They covered the 17–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (17) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in September are 0-10
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 0-10
A few Midshipmen at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Navy is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Navy is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Navy's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
Western Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Navy at South Carolina, Saturday, September 17
Western Kentucky home to Indiana State, Saturday, September 17