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Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Western Kentucky HilltoppersArkansas State Red Wolves
16-7February 10, 2014, 08:05 | ASU Convocation Center12-8

The Arkansas State Red Wolves will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at ASU Convocation Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Red Wolves bring a 12-8 record (8-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-7 Hilltoppers, who are 9-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arkansas State go 8-7-1 so far and the Hilltoppers go 11-8-1.

View Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Arkansas State sat as -3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Wolves rated this week at No. 62 and the Hilltoppers sitting at No. 60.

Western Kentucky was a 79-78 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Western Kentucky got 20 points from Trency Jackson en route to a 79-78 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday at Stephens Center.

Arkansas State was an 83-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Troy. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State got 19 points from Ed Townsel en route to an 83-73 victory over Troy on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hilltoppers is ranked No. 81 in NCAA hoops at 36.7 per game. Contrast that with Arkansas State’s No. 132 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Arkansas State is the No. 8-ranked team in the country at 8.9 per game, while Western Kentucky rates No. 44 at 7.61 per game.

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Troy, Thursday, February 13th
Arkansas State at South Alabama, Thursday, February 13th