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Western Kentucky favored by 3 against North Texas on Saturday

Western Kentucky HilltoppersNorth Texas Mean Green
Nov 19, 7:00 PM | Turf of Mean Green Stadium

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs North Texas Mean Green Odds


Week 12 action on Saturday will see the Mean Green looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hilltoppers visit Mean Green Stadium.

The Mean Green currently sports a record of 4-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-4 ATS. The Hilltoppers are 5-5 and 8-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mean Green post a 5-5 over under record this season, while the Hilltoppers have gone 5-5 against the number.

View Western Kentucky vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Mean Green were listed as 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 87-rated Mean Green and the No. 93-rated Hilltoppers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 20-14 win for the Hilltoppers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 99-ranked offense (21.8 PPG) against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 59 at 25.9 PPG. The Mean Green passing attack has averaged 199.5 yards per game, less than the Hilltoppers give up through the air (231.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hilltoppers feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 151.8 yards per game. North Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 81 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 42-9 loser as they battled LSU on the road. Western Kentucky covered in the match as a 42-point underdog, while 51 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 38-33 winner as they battled Troy on the road. North Texas covered in the match as a 8-point underdog, while 71 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Hilltoppers at Mean Green trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Western Kentucky is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games at home
North Texas is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
North Texas is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Troy, Saturday, November 26
North Texas home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, December 3