NCAAF

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs WKU Hilltoppers

Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
5 - 5
WKU
Hilltoppers
5 - 5
November 17, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
 | Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

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Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
5 - 5
WKU
Hilltoppers
5 - 5
November 17, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
 | Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in WKU at L.T. Smith Stadium on Friday in Week 12 action.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook had set the WKU Hilltoppers as 2-point underdogs on the Sportsbook betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Sportsbook.

    Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 27-25 result in favor of the Hilltoppers early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs WKU Hilltoppers Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Betting fans of the WKU Hilltoppers have seen them go 5-5 and 2-8 ATS so far this season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are at 5-5 and 4-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 2-8, while the WKU Hilltoppers are 5-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and WKU vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

    This game matches up the No. 57 (WKU Hilltoppers) and the No. 74 (Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the WKU Hilltoppers No. 87-ranked offense (25.6 PPG) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 43 at 24 PPG. The WKU Hilltoppers passing attack has averaged 316.4 yards per game, more than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders give up through the air (193.9 YPG on average).

    Defensively, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 86-rated road run defense, allowing 191.4 yards per game. WKU, meanwhile, ranks No. 121 in rushing offense at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Tavares Thomas went over the 100-yard mark (195) in his team's latest effort as Middle Tennessee defeated Charlotte by a score of 35-21 on Saturday.

    Mike White led the way last time out for the Hilltoppers, connecting for 334 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 30-23 loss to the Hilltoppers at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

    Betting Trends
    • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
    • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Middle Tennessee's last 10 games
    • Middle Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    • Western Kentucky is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
    • Western Kentucky is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
    • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    Middle Tennessee home to Old Dominion, Saturday, November 25th
    WKU at FIU, Friday, November 24th

Odds

Friday, November 17 Fri Nov 17


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-2
-110
-150
o53.5
-110
+2
-110
+130
u53.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
Ev
-110
-102
o56
-105
Ev
-110
-118
u56
-115

Edge Finder

29.85
Total Score
44.21
238.46
Passing Yards
432.71
123.15
Rushing Yards
103.43
29:55
Time on Field
27:40
70.77
Number of Plays
74.79
5.11
Yards Per Play
7.17
29.85
Total Score
44.21
4.54
First Quarter
8.64
10.85
Second Quarter
13.57
5.08
Third Quarter
9.86
9.38
Fourth Quarter
12.14
238.46
Passing Yards
432.71
35.62
Pass Attempts
49.86
22.77
Pass Completions
34.36
2.08
Sacks
1.21
15.92
Sack Yards
8.79
10.47
Yards Per Pass
12.59
123.15
Rushing Yards
103.43
35.15
Rush Attempts
24.93
3.50
Yards Per Rush
4.15
1.00
Interceptions
0.86
1.54
Fumbles
0.93
0.62
Fumbles Lost
0.57
1.62
Total Turnovers
1.43
6.62
Penalties
6.79
56.62
Penalty Yards
54.14
29:55
Time on Field
27:40
70.77
Number of Plays
74.79
5.11
Yards Per Play
7.17
5.31
Punts
2.43
43.63
Punt Average
47.76
76.00
Return Yards
90.36

Head To Head

MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
5-4
Record
4-5
5-3
ATS
3-5
6-1-1
O/U
6-1-1
35.00
Score
32.67
181.11
Rush Yds
160.22
34.44
Pass Attempts
33.22
62.26
Completion %
61.20
246.00
Passing Yds
276.67
427.11
Total Yds
436.89
0.89
Turnovers
1.89
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
3-0
O/U
3-0
40.33
Score
49.67
205.67
Rush Yds
140.00
41.67
Pass Attempts
47.67
69.60
Completion %
70.63
316.00
Passing Yds
470.67
521.67
Total Yds
610.67
1.00
Turnovers
1.33
Oct 15/16 (1 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Home
Away
43
Score
44
+1.5
ATS
-1.5
75 o
O/U
75 u
171
Rush Yds
130
54
Pass Attempts
40
77.78
Completion %
72.50
434
Passing Yds
391
605
Total Yds
521
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 10/15 (2 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Away
Home
28
Score
58
+7
ATS
-7
70.5 o
O/U
70.5 u
123
Rush Yds
165
43
Pass Attempts
37
65.12
Completion %
78.38
296
Passing Yds
428
419
Total Yds
593
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 13/14 (3 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Home
Away
50
Score
47
-1
ATS
+1
62.5 o
O/U
62.5 u
323
Rush Yds
125
28
Pass Attempts
66
60.71
Completion %
65.15
218
Passing Yds
593
541
Total Yds
718
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 1/12 (4 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Away
Home
34
Score
29
+9
ATS
-9
56 o
O/U
56 u
224
Rush Yds
155
17
Pass Attempts
31
64.71
Completion %
61.29
118
Passing Yds
283
342
Total Yds
438
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 6/11 (5 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Home
Away
33
Score
36
-10.5
ATS
+10.5
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
200
Rush Yds
168
48
Pass Attempts
35
47.92
Completion %
48.57
282
Passing Yds
222
482
Total Yds
390
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 20/10 (6 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Away
Home
27
Score
26
-5
ATS
+5
53 o
O/U
53 u
140
Rush Yds
297
25
Pass Attempts
22
48.00
Completion %
40.91
68
Passing Yds
98
208
Total Yds
395
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 24/09 (7 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Home
Away
62
Score
24
-18
ATS
+18
56 o
O/U
56 u
229
Rush Yds
100
41
Pass Attempts
23
65.85
Completion %
43.48
417
Passing Yds
150
646
Total Yds
250
0
Turnovers
4
Nov 15/08 (8 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Away
Home
21
Score
10
-1
ATS
+1
44 o
O/U
44 u
101
Rush Yds
68
30
Pass Attempts
30
63.33
Completion %
60.00
212
Passing Yds
213
313
Total Yds
281
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 20/07 (9 of 9)
MIDTEN
Stat Type WKU
Home
Away
17
Score
20
ATS
O/U
119
Rush Yds
234
24
Pass Attempts
15
58.33
Completion %
60.00
169
Passing Yds
112
288
Total Yds
346
0
Turnovers
3

Team Records

MIDTEN
Record WKU
5-5
All
5-5
3-2
Home
3-2
2-3
Away
2-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-6
ATS
2-8
3-2
ATS Home
1-4
1-4
ATS Away
1-4
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-8
O/U
5-5
1-4
O/U Home
3-2
1-4
O/U Away
2-3
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
MIDTEN
Record WKU
3-3
All
3-3
2-1
Home
1-2
1-2
Away
2-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-4
ATS
2-4
2-1
ATS Home
1-2
0-3
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-4
O/U
4-2
1-2
O/U Home
2-1
1-2
O/U Away
2-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
MIDTEN
Record WKU
5-5
All
5-5
3-2
Home
3-2
2-3
Away
2-3
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-6
ATS
2-8
3-2
ATS Home
1-4
1-4
ATS Away
1-4
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-8
O/U
5-5
1-4
O/U Home
3-2
1-4
O/U Away
2-3
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
6:00pm Partly Cloudy
13ºC / 55ºF
55% Humidity
1% Precipitation
53% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 11, 2017CHARLT35-21W-16/50-L/O20225545798258356-1
Nov 4, 2017UTEP30-3W-20.5/50.5-W/U21019040089481371
Oct 20, 2017MARSHL10-38L+1.5/49.5-L/U532202731981683662
Oct 14, 2017UAB23-25L-4/55.5-L/U1312633942601744341
Oct 7, 2017FIU37-17W-9/53.5-W/O17625042685221306-2
Sep 30, 2017FLAATL20-38L+2.5/60-L/U693854542521874393
Sep 23, 2017BGREEN24-13W-7/53.5-W/U24329053312832843
Sep 16, 2017MINN3-34L+14/49-L/U461842302211223432
Sep 9, 2017SYRACU30-23W+7.5/72-W/U942693631261823081
Sep 2, 2017VANDY6-28L+2/58-L/U49166215712963671
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 11, 2017MARSHL23-30L+10/52-W/O343343681441903341
Nov 4, 2017VANDY17-31L+12.5/53.5-L/U-63553491742203940
Oct 28, 2017FLAATL28-42L+6.5/67-L/O99371470368934613
Oct 20, 2017OLDDOM35-31W-6.5/50-L/O73343416268180448-2
Oct 14, 2017CHARLT45-14W-17.5/47.5-W/O121506627248613090
Oct 7, 2017UTEP15-14W-16/53.5-L/U742082821631242870
Sep 23, 2017BALLST33-21W-12.5/50-L/O52319371107267374-1
Sep 16, 2017LATECH22-23L-4.5/62-L/U151226377122306428-1
Sep 9, 2017ILLINO7-20L-5/51-L/U62382441931073001
Sep 2, 2017E.KENT31-17W-38.5/67-L/U100264364253203451
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