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LSU vs Western Kentucky Week 8 Odds

LSU running back Leonard Fournette

LSU continues to be a sizzling hot OVER play with the team topping the closing total in each of their past five games. In the Tigers’ past five games they have averaged 40.6 points per game behind running back Leonard Fournette’s 11 rushing touchdowns. LSU will play host to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Western Kentucky is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road in October.
  • LSU is 16-3 SU in their last 19 games in Death Valley
  • Western Kentucky is third in the nation in passing yards per game.

Western Kentucky has gotten to a 6-1 SU record thanks in large part to the play of quarterback Brandon Doughty. The senior Hilltopper is second in the nation in passing yards and third in touchdown passes. Six different Western Kentucky players have receiving touchdowns this season, with Taywan Taylor leading the lot with ten trips to the endzone.

If we know one thing, it is that Les Miles has no problem gambling. LSU and Florida were tied 28-28 in the fourth quarter when the head coach called a fake field goal, which kicker Trent Domingue ran in for the winning score. Heisman favorite Fournette rushed for another 180 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers listed as 17-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER betting line is 67.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 40-24 result in favor of the Tigers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs LSU Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

LSU battles the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, currently with a 6-1 mark (4-2-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-1 for the Tigers and 4-2-1 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs Western Kentucky injuries news.

The LSU Tigers sit at No. 39 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are at No. 9 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the LSU Tigers No. 20-ranked offense (37.33 PPG) against a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 52 at 24 PPG. The LSU Tigers passing attack has averaged 135.33 yards per game, less than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers give up through the air (265.43 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 187 yards per game when on the road. LSU, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Western Kentucky's aerial attack generated 350 yards and the Hilltoppers came away with a 55-28 victory over North Texas at Apogee Stadium.


In their last game, the Tigers were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Gators by a score of 35-28.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • LSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games
  • LSU is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion, Saturday, October 31st
LSU at Alabama, Saturday, November 7th