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Hilltoppers vs Warhawks Betting Matchup Report

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Oct 20, 4:00 PM | Turf of L.T. Smith Stadium

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds


The Hilltoppers will try to win and cover the spread at L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Warhawks in Week 8 action.

The Warhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hilltoppers are 6-0 ATS. Louisiana-Monroe is 4-2 against the total, while Western Kentucky is 3-2 versus the number.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Hilltoppers were listed as 2-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 10-ranked Warhawks, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 43-37 result in favor of the Warhawks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 56-ranked offense, averaging 30 PPG, against a Warhawks defense that ranks No. 56 this week at 25 PPG. The Hilltoppers aerial game is averaging 209.7 yards per game, less than the Warhawks secondary allows through the air, 247.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Warhawks feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 102.8 yards per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 35-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 23.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (49) made winners of UNDER bettors. Louisiana-Monroe cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 35-14 score against Florida Atlantic at Malone Stadium.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 31-26 winner as they battled Troy on the road. Western Kentucky covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 57 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Troy was unable to contain Antonio Andrews in its last action Thursday and the result was a 31-26 Week 7 loss against the Hilltoppers.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Warhawks at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Western Kentucky is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe home to South Alabama, Saturday, October 27
Western Kentucky at Florida International, Saturday, October 27