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Western Kentucky HilltoppersGeorgia State Panthers
4-4November 02, 2013, 01:00 | Georgia Dome0-8

Georgia State will look to improve on its 0-8 record this week when they host Western Kentucky in Week 10 action at Georgia Dome on Saturday.

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

View Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Georgia State Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Panthers in this one found them as 19-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 124-rated Panthers and the No. 68-ranked Hilltoppers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 27-6 result in favor of the Hilltoppers.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 32-26 loser at home against Troy. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Georgia State was hammered in its last outing, as Louisiana-Monroe ran up a 38-10 score against them at Malone Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia State's No. 118-ranked offense (15.75 PPG) against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 62 at 26.5 PPG. The Panthers passing attack has averaged 230.5 yards per game, more than the Hilltoppers give up through the air (187.12 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hilltoppers feature the league's No. 53-rated road run defense, allowing 166.67 yards per game. Georgia State, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.

A few Hilltoppers at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Georgia State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgia State's last 6 games
Georgia State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Western Kentucky at Army, Saturday, November 9th
Georgia State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, November 16th