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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers home to Texas State Bobcats in NCAA Basketball betting action

Texas State BobcatsWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
6-14February 01, 2014, 08:00 | EA Diddle Arena14-7

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will hit the floor running against the visiting Texas State Bobcats Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hilltoppers bring a 14-7 record (9-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-14 Bobcats, who are 4-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Kentucky go 9-8-1 so far and the Bobcats go 5-9-1.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as -9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 285-rated Texas State taking on the No. 82-rated Hilltoppers in this contest.

Texas State was a 73-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Troy. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats grabbed a 73-65 win over the Trojans on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Emani Gant at Strahan Coliseum.

Western Kentucky was a 77-72 winner in its last match at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Western Kentucky got 21 points from T.J. Price en route to a 77-72 victory over Texas-Arlington on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Kentucky's No. 76-rated squad against Texas State's No. 212-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Kentucky rates No. 60 in the country with 7.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 220 nationally with 4.9 per match.

A few Bobcats at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Texas State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Texas State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas State home to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, February 6th
Western Kentucky at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, February 8th