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South Alabama Jaguars vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Preview

Western Kentucky HilltoppersSouth Alabama Jaguars
8-5January 02, 2014, 06:05 | Mitchell Center6-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Western Kentucky when they take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Jaguars sport a record of 6-7 and 4-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hilltoppers have 8-5 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-6 for the Jaguars and 5-4-1 for the Hilltoppers.

View Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hilltoppers were listed as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 117-rated Western Kentucky taking on the No. 98-rated Jaguars in this contest.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 79-74 loser at home against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Western Kentucky got 26 points from T.J. Price on the way to a 79-74 loss against Mississippi on Monday at EA Diddle Arena.

South Alabama was an 82-64 loser in its last match on the road against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Jaguars got 11 points from Augustine Rubit, but it was New Mexico State that prevailed in an 82-64 final on Saturday at Pan American Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hilltoppers is ranked No. 157 in NCAA hoops at 35.69 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama’s No. 50 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 25-ranked team in the country at 8.38 per game, while Western Kentucky rates No. 63 at 7.38 per game.

Next up:
Western Kentucky at Troy, Saturday, January 4th
South Alabama at Georgia State, Saturday, January 4th