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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 23, 8:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Red Wolves of Arkansas State hit the hard court against the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky.

The Red Wolves will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Hilltoppers are 12-14 ATS. Arkansas State is 12-11-1 on the totals; Western Kentucky is 12-13-1.

View Arkansas State vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Western Kentucky opened as 3-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 181-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 259-ranked Red Wolves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-61 result in favor of the Red Wolves.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Kentucky's No. 82-rated squad against Arkansas State's No. 230-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Kentucky rates No. 228 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 259 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 322 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 77-67 winner as they battled Florida International at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Red Wolves got a terrific 28-point effort from Marcus Hooten as Arkansas State defeated Florida International 77-67 on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 66-61 loser as they battled South Alabama on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Hilltoppers endured a 66-61 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Derrick Gordon at Mitchell Center.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After playing Florida International are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 9-1
After playing South Alabama are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Wolves at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas State 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 Arkansas State
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arkansas State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games when playing Arkansas State
Western Kentucky is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Arkansas State at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, February 25
Western Kentucky home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 25