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Florida Atlantic Owls Open as Week 8 Betting Underdogs vs Hilltoppers

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers


Florida Atlantic Owls
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET
FAU Stadium

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travelling to Florida Atlantic on Saturday to face the Owls.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Florida Atlantic Owls as 3-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check 5Dimes for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-29 victory for the Hilltoppers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-4 overall and 4-2 ATS against the spread, while the Hilltoppers are 2-3 and 2-3 ATS. As for the totals, Florida Atlantic is 4-2 on the OU, and Western Kentucky is 4-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida Atlantic vs Western Kentucky injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Florida Atlantic Owls rated this week at No. 51 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 28.

How Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Stats Matchup

The game also pits Florida Atlantic's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 21.17 PPG, against a Western Kentucky defense that ranks No. 118 this week at 38.4 PPG. The Florida Atlantic aerial game is averaging 192 yards per game, less than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers secondary allows through the air, 268.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers feature the league's No. 114-rated road run defense, allowing 266.33 yards per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, ranks No. 95 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brandon Doughty handled the Blazers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 319 yards, but Western Kentucky still lost to UAB 42-39.

Florida Atlantic didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Golden Panthers as Florida International blasted them 38-10 in Week 6 action.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Odds Trends

Western Kentucky is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Western Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to Old Dominion, Saturday, October 25th
Florida Atlantic at Marshall, Saturday, October 25th