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Hilltoppers visit Blue Raiders in Week 6 battle

Western Kentucky HilltoppersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Oct 6, 7:30 PM | Turf of Floyd Stadium

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

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Middle Tennessee looks to cover the Blue Raiders-Hilltoppers point spread this week and improve its overall 1-3 mark when they host Western Kentucky in Week 6 action.

They will face the 0-4 Hilltoppers, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 4-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hilltoppers are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View Western Kentucky vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Blue Raiders here saw them open as 8-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 94 (Blue Raiders) and the No. 89 (Hilltoppers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 21-10 result in favor of the Blue Raiders is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 60-ranked offense (29.5 PPG) against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 91 at 31 PPG. The Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 305 yards per game, more than the Hilltoppers give up through the air (210.8 YPG on average).

Western Kentucky was a 26-22 loser in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas State. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Middle Tennessee was a 38-31 winner in its last match at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 23–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 69 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Hilltoppers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 15
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 22

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