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Bobcats Hilltoppers Betting Preview for Week 13

Western Kentucky HilltoppersTexas State Bobcats
6-4November 23, 2013, 07:00 | Bobcat Stadium6-4

A key Week 13 battle has the visiting Hilltoppers travelling to Texas State on Saturday to face the Bobcats.

They battle the Hilltoppers, currently with a 6-4 mark (4-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-5 for the Bobcats and 4-6 for the Hilltoppers.

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

Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 59-rated Hilltoppers taking on the No. 67-rated Bobcats in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 28-25 win for the Hilltoppers on Saturday.

Western Kentucky won its last outing, a 21-17 result against Army on November 9. Western Kentucky failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Antonio Andrews ran through the Army defense for 117 yards in Western Kentucky's last game, handing the Black Knights a 21-17 setback on Saturday at Michie Stadium. The Bobcats suffered a Week 12 loss against Arkansas State in their last game, falling 38-21 at Liberty Bank Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas State's No. 86-ranked offense (25.2 PPG) against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 58 at 25.7 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 155.6 yards per game, less than the Hilltoppers give up through the air (189.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hilltoppers feature the league's No. 60-rated road run defense, allowing 172.4 yards per game. Texas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

A few Hilltoppers at Bobcats trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Texas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas State's last 7 games
Texas State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Texas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Arkansas State, Saturday, November 30th
Texas State at Troy, Friday, November 29th