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Hilltoppers vs Trojans College Hoops Game Preview

Western Kentucky HilltoppersTroy Trojans
Feb 11, 2:00 PM | Trojan Arena

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Troy Trojans Odds

8-16TEAM RECORD7-15

Trojan Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Troy Trojans and the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Trojans sport records of 7-15 and 8-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hilltoppers have 8-16 and 11-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-8 for the Trojans and 11-11-1 for the Hilltoppers.

View Western Kentucky vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Troy in this one will find them as 1-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans - Hilltoppers odds would favor the Hilltoppers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Troy is rated No. 265 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Kentucky is at No. 229. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-64 win for the Trojans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Troy has the nation's No. 121-rated offensive output, at 70.6 PPG. The visiting Hilltoppers defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 40.2% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.4% per game.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 114 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 72-64 loser in its last match on the road against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers endured a 72-64 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from T.J. Price at Murphy Center.

In their last action, Troy was an 83-78 loser at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Troy suffered an 83-78 loss against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, getting 22 points from Will Weathers in a losing effort at Trojan Arena.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 7-3
After playing Middle Tennessee are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Arkansas State are 4-3
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 6-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hilltoppers at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Western Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Troy is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Kentucky
Troy is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Troy's last 9 games
Troy is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Florida Atlantic, Thursday, February 16
Troy at Arkansas State, Thursday, February 16

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