A Conference USA battle is on tap Saturday between the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 5 p.m. ET at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium. Middle Tennessee is 0-3 overall and 0-1 at home, while Western Kentucky is 0-2 overall and 0-1 on the road. The Hilltoppers are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games.
The Blue Raiders, meanwhile, are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games against a team with a losing record. The Hilltoppers are favored by seven-points in the latest Middle Tennessee vs. Western Kentucky odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 54. Before you make any Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Middle Tennessee vs. Western Kentucky:
- MTSU vs. Western Kentucky spread: Western Kentucky -7
- MTSU vs. Western Kentucky over-under: 54 points
- MTSU vs. Western Kentucky money line: Western Kentucky -265, Middle Tennessee +225
- MTSU: The home team is 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings of this series.
- WKU: The Hilltoppers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four October games.
What you need to know about Western Kentucky
The winless Hilltoppers see their entire offense revolve around dual-threat quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome. The senior has thrown for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and leads Western Kentucky with 142 rushing yards on 31 carries. Pigrome nearly led the Hilltoppers to a comeback win last week against Liberty before falling short 30-24.
Western Kentucky's offense musters only 269.5 yards and 22.5 points per game this season, while the defense gets gashed for 487 yards and 32.5 points per outing this season.
What you need to know about Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee is also winless, but is much more productive offensively than its Saturday opponent. Quarterback Asher O'Hara has thrown for 527 yards with three touchdowns against five interceptions, including a 372-yard effort in a 37-35 shootout loss to Texas San-Antonio last week.
Although Middle Tennessee's offense churns up 329.3 yards per game, the scoring doesn't follow -- as the Blue Raiders put up a paltry 16.3 points per outing. The defense isn't much help, as Middle Tennessee gives up 418.3 yards and 42 points per game in 2020.
How to make Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, predicting O'Hara throwing for under 210 yards and more interceptions than touchdowns. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Middle Tennessee vs. Western Kentucky spread to jump on Saturday, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.