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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers battle vs Troy Trojans highlights college basketball odds menu

Troy TrojansWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
8-14February 13, 2014, 08:00 | EA Diddle Arena16-8

The Troy Trojans will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

Western Kentucky battles the Trojans, currently sitting with a 8-14 mark (9-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-9-1 for the Hilltoppers and 8-8 for the Trojans.

View Troy Trojans vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hilltoppers in this one found them listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 60-ranked Hilltoppers and the No. 134-rated Trojans in this matchup.

Troy was a 79-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Alabama. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans got a terrific 26-point effort from Hunter Williams as Troy defeated South Alabama 79-74 on Thursday at Trojan Arena.

Western Kentucky lost its last outing, a 72-58 result against Arkansas State on February 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Western Kentucky suffered a 72-58 loss against Arkansas State on Monday, getting 14 points from Chris Harrison-Docks in a losing effort at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Kentucky's No. 187 nationally ranked offense (68.96 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 122 at 69.36 PPG. The Hilltoppers have been averaging 41.58% from the field, less than the Trojans have managed so far this season (41.74% on average).

A few Trojans at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Troy is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Troy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Troy's last 8 games
Troy is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Western Kentucky is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Western Kentucky is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Troy home to Georgia State, Saturday, February 15th
Western Kentucky at South Alabama, Saturday, February 15th