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Owls vs Hilltoppers Betting Matchup Report

Western Kentucky HilltoppersFlorida Atlantic Owls
Oct 15, 4:00 PM | Grass of FAU Stadium

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds


A key Week 7 battle has the visiting Hilltoppers travelling to Florida Atlantic on Saturday to face the Owls.

They will face the 1-4 Hilltoppers, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 1-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hilltoppers are 3-2 favoring the OVER.

View Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Owls pegged as 3-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 51 (Owls) and the No. 117 (Hilltoppers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 12-2 result in favor of the Hilltoppers is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida Atlantic's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 13.6 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 94 this week at 31.4 PPG. The Owls aerial game is averaging 143.2 yards per game, less than the Hilltoppers secondary allows through the air, 225 YPG per game.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 36-33 winner as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. Western Kentucky covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Florida Atlantic, they were a 31-17 loser as they battled North Texas on the road. Florida Atlantic failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 48 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Hilltoppers at Owls trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, October 22
Florida Atlantic home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, October 22