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UAB Blazers Face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Week 6 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

UAB Blazers


Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Saturday, October 04, 2014 7:00 PM ET
L.T. Smith Stadium

L.T. Smith Stadium features a battle between the host Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the visiting UAB Blazers in college football betting action Saturday.

UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting UAB Blazers in this one found them as 14-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

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Computer Prediction: UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-22 result in favor of the Hilltoppers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Western Kentucky bring a 2-2 record (2-2 ATS) to the Week 6 betting matchup against the 2-2 UAB Blazers, who are 2-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Western Kentucky go 3-1 so far and the Blazers go 1-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Kentucky vs UAB injuries news.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sit at No. 35 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the UAB Blazers are at No. 108 on that chart.

How UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 44 PPG, against a UAB defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 26.25 PPG. The Western Kentucky aerial game is averaging 461.5 yards per game, more than the UAB Blazers secondary allows through the air, 221.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the UAB Blazers feature the league's No. 115-rated road run defense, allowing 292 yards per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 101 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, UAB was a 34-20 loser at home against Golden Panthers. They failed to cover the -14-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for PUSH bettors. Jordan Howard ran through the Florida International defense for 102 yards in UAB's last game, but the Blazers still lost a 34-20 decision at Legion Field.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 36-27 winner as they battled Midshipmen on the road. Western Kentucky covered in the match as a +7.5-point underdog, while 63 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In Western Kentucky's last outing, Brandon Doughty threw for 387 yards to lead the Hilltoppers over Navy 36-27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

UAB Blazers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Odds Trends

UAB is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
UAB is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of UAB's last 17 games
UAB is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Western Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UAB home to North Texas, Saturday, October 11th
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 18th