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Warhawks battle Hilltoppers in Week 9 odds

Western Kentucky HilltoppersLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Oct 29, 3:30 PM | Grass of Malone Stadium

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds

3-4TEAM RECORD2-5

The Hilltoppers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Warhawks in Louisiana-Monroe at Malone Stadium on Saturday in Week 9 action.

They will face the 3-4 Hilltoppers, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Warhawks are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hilltoppers are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark set the point spread at 4.5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Warhawks, currently No. 33 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Hilltoppers, who rate No. 94 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 20-17 victory for the Hilltoppers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana-Monroe's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 60 this week at 25.7 PPG. The Warhawks aerial game is averaging 228 yards per game, less than the Hilltoppers secondary allows through the air, 234.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Hilltoppers own the league's No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.5 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, rates No. 62 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 42-23 winner at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 38-21 loser as they battled North Texas on the road. Louisiana-Monroe failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Hilltoppers at Warhawks trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
Western Kentucky is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games at home
Louisiana-Monroe is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Florida International, Saturday, November 5
Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, November 5

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