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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Austin Peay Governors Underdogs vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Winfield Dunn Center Friday as the Austin Peay Governors look to beat the odds vs the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in this one, their betting line was listed as -8-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Austin Peay Governors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Austin Peay Governors currently sport a 5-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-1 ATS. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-5 and 7-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Austin Peay Governors produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have gone 5-4-1 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 236-rated Austin Peay Governors and the No. 99-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Austin Peay's No. 183-ranked scoring average of 73 PPG, against a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense rated No. 128 and allowing 70.42 PPG. The Austin Peay Governors FG% has averaged 46.03% to date this season, less than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers shooters have managed so far (49.3% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Kentucky got 16 points from Justin Johnson but lost anyway, 75-72, to Belmont on Tuesday at E.A. Diddle Arena.

The Governors grabbed a 75-73 win over the Trojans on Tuesday, behind a 27-point effort from Terry Taylor at Winfield Dunn Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Western Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Austin Peay
  • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Austin Peay
  • Austin Peay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Austin Peay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to Louisiana Tech, Thursday, December 28th
Austin Peay at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Thursday, December 28th