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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers battle vs Troy Trojans highlights college odds menu

Troy TrojansWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Jan 7, 5:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

Troy Trojans vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD5-11

EA Diddle Arena will host Hilltoppers vs. Trojans action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Hilltoppers currently sports a 5-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-10 ATS. The Trojans are 5-9 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hilltoppers produce a 6-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 5-3 against the number.

View Troy vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trojans are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hilltoppers - Trojans odds would favor the Trojans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Kentucky is rated No. 240 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Troy is at No. 184. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-63 win for the Trojans.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 84 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Western Kentucky’s No. 123 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Kentucky is the No. 253-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Troy rates No. 2 at 10 per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.5 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 332 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Troy, they were a 63-53 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Trojans endured a 63-53 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from R.J. Scott at Trojan Arena.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 72-70 loser as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Western Kentucky suffered a 72-70 loss against Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday, getting 20 points from Derrick Gordon in a losing effort at EA Diddle Arena.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing South Alabama are 5-5
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing North Texas are 6-4
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Trojans at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Troy is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Troy is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Troy
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Troy

Next up:
Troy home to South Alabama, Saturday, January 14
Western Kentucky at North Texas, Thursday, January 12

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