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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers host South Alabama Jaguars in college basketball action

South Alabama JaguarsWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
7-17February 15, 2014, 08:00 | EA Diddle Arena17-8

The visiting South Alabama Jaguars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at EA Diddle Arena against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The Jaguars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Hilltoppers are 9-13-1 ATS. South Alabama is 8-13 on the totals; Western Kentucky is 12-9-1.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Jaguars were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 216-rated South Alabama taking on the No. 60-rated Hilltoppers in this contest.

In their last action, South Alabama was an 85-61 loser at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. South Alabama was run off the court by the Red Wolves on Thursday as Arkansas State routed them 85-61 at Mitchell Center.

Western Kentucky won its last outing, an 81-76 result against Troy on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. T.J. Price scored 22 points leading the Hilltoppers to an 81-76 victory over Troy at EA Diddle Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Kentucky's No. 82-rated squad against South Alabama's No. 63-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Kentucky rates No. 54 in the country with 7.48 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 33 nationally with 7.88 per match.

A few Jaguars at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
South Alabama is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
South Alabama is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Western Kentucky is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
South Alabama at Texas State, Thursday, February 20th
Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, February 22nd