Western Kentucky and Army will both be looking to build on strong starts to the season when they square off Saturday at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The Hilltoppers were dominant in their 59-21 win over UT Martin last week, as quarterback Bailey Zappe threw for 424 yards and seven touchdowns. Army controlled the tempo in its 43-10 victory over Georgia State in Atlanta. The Black Knights closed as 2.5-point underdogs at Caesars Sportsbook in that game.
Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET. The Black Knights are six-point favorites in the latest Army vs. Western Kentucky odds from Caesars, while the total is 52. Before making any Western Kentucky vs. Army picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Army vs. WKU spread: Army -6
- Army vs. WKU over-under: 52 points
What you need to know about Army
Western Kentucky is going to take notice of Army's blowout win over Georgia State. The Hilltoppers came up short in a 39-21 final against Georgia State in the LendingTree Bowl to close the 2020 season. Army entered last week's game as a 2.5-point underdog, but it looked like the clear favorite from the get-go. The Black Knights converted 62.5 percent of their third-down opportunities and they went 3-for-3 on fourth down.
Their defense gave up just 10 points on 177 total yards, notching two turnovers and three sacks. With a strong defense and a relentless rushing attack, Army has the chance to control the tempo of this home and come away with the win and cover.
What you need to know about Western Kentucky
It was against FCS-level competition, but the Hilltoppers took care of business in their opener as well. Quarterback Bailey Zappe, a transfer from Houston Baptist, put up eye-popping numbers in his debut the Hilltoppers. He was 28 of 35 for 424 yards and a whopping seven touchdowns.
Jerreth Sterns led the way with seven catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Joshua Simon also added two touchdown receptions. This will be an intriguing test for Zappe as he takes on a stingy Black Knights defense.
How to make WKU vs. Army picks
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