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Western Kentucky Football

Southern Mississippi has loved playing within the C-USA as the Golden Eagles have won their past 11 games against conference opponents. Southern Miss will try to make that 12 when they visit the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with the C-USA crown on the line.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 6-1 in Western Kentucky’s past seven games.
  • Southern Miss is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games.
  • Western Kentucky has scored at least 40 points in eight of their games this season.

Southern Miss has put up some gaudy numbers during their six-game winning streak as they have averaged 48.2 points and 568 yards of offense while holding opponents to 16.3 points and 286 yards per game. Senior receiver Michael Thomas has been the go-to on offense as he has found the paydirt at least once in eight games.

The Hilltoppers cruised through conference play this season with a perfect 8-0 mark and have not really been challenged by a C-USA opponent since a Week 2 win over Louisiana Tech. Quarterback Brandon Doughty has overcome some injuries to his primary weapons to lead the country in touchdown passes (42) and has three or more TD passes in 10 consecutive games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pegged as -7.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 45-43 result in favor of the Hilltoppers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Western Kentucky bring a 10-2 record (7-4-1 ATS) to the Week 14 betting matchup against the 9-3 Southern Miss Golden Eagles, who are 10-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Western Kentucky go 8-3-1 so far and the Golden Eagles go 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Kentucky vs Southern Miss injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at No. 4 and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 44.17 PPG, against a Southern Miss defense that ranks No. 37 this week at 22.42 PPG. The Western Kentucky aerial game is averaging 361.08 yards per game, more than the Southern Miss Golden Eagles secondary allows through the air, 207.75 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 146.5 yards per game when on the road. Western Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Southern Miss's last outing, Nick Mullens threw for 386 yards to lead the Golden Eagles over Louisiana Tech 58-24 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

Brandon Doughty led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 370 yards Friday as the Hilltoppers downed the Thundering Herd 49-28 at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Miss is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 9 games
  • Southern Miss is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Western Kentucky is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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