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Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic

Sat Nov 26 12:00PM

Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic Predictions

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Western Kentucky is on the road playing Florida Atlantic at the FAU Stadium stadium on Saturday, 11/26/2022 @ 12:00pm EST. Western Kentucky -7 was the opening favorite and current line is Western Kentucky -7.5.

In their final regular season game, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-2, 7-5 Conference-USA) travel to Boca Raton, Florida to play the FAU Owls (5-6, 4-3 Conference-USA). The Wildcats lost 41-17 to Auburn last Saturday, snapping a two-game winning streak. Last Saturday, Florida Atlanta lost 49-21 to Middle Tennessee, snapping a two-game winning streak. The injury reports for Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic do not list any players.

The offense of Western Kentucky is strong

Western Kentucky averages 36.2 points per game, ranking 17th in the nation. For a total of 476.3 yards of total offense per game, the Hilltoppers rank 15th in rushing with an average of 143.0 yards and third in passing with an average of 333.3 yards. Western Kentucky's offense is led by quarterback Austin Reed. With 3,837 yards passing and 33 touchdowns, Reed has nine interceptions. Western Kentucky's leading rusher with 496 yards and three touchdowns is Kye Robichaux. Western Kentucky's Malachi Corley has caught 82 passes for 1,052 yards and seven touchdowns. Four Hilltoppers receivers have at least 537 yards.

Western Kentucky's defense allows 22.8 points per game, 41st in the country. The Hilltoppers allow 154.6 yards rushing and 219.4 yards passing for a total of 374.0 yards per game, 63rd in the country. Western Kentucky's leading tackler is linebacker JaQues Evans with 94 tackles and 8.0 quarterback sacks. Upton Stout and Kaleb Oliver lead the team with three interceptions each.

There are too many points allowed by Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic allows 26.1 points per game, ranking 65th in the country. The Owls allow 180.6 yards rushing per game, which is 101st, and 230.8 yards passing per game, which is 78th. This is for a total of 411.5 yards per game, which is a disappointing 98th. Linebacker Eddie Williams leads FAU in tackles with 66, as well as quarterback sacks with 2.5. Dwight Toombs leads FAU with three interceptions. FAU has 18 quarterback sacks and 11 picks as a team.

FAU's offense averages 186.0 rushing yards and 221.1 passing yards for a total of 407.1 yards per game, ranking 56th nationally. FAU scores 29.6 points per game, ranking 58th. K'Kosi Perry leads the FAU offense with 2,428 yards passing, 23 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Larry McCammon leads the team in rushing with 877 yards and five touchdowns. FAU's LaJohntay Wester tops all receivers with 58 receptions for 655 yards and eight touchdowns.

The picks

Western Kentucky's offense will be too much for FAU's defense to handle on Saturday. Western Kentucky scores 36.2 points per game and has 476.3 yards of total offense per game. In addition to averaging 333.3 yards per game passing, the Hilltoppers allow 230.8 yards per game passing. Furthermore, Western Kentucky averages 143.0 yards rushing and faces a FAU defense against the run that allows 180.6 yards per game. In order to open passing lanes for the Hilltoppers' receivers, Western Kentucky will run down the middle and along the sidelines. Western Kentucky should score most of the points in this high-scoring game. The Wildcats have covered the spread in 14 of their last 19 games.

Western Kentucky Highlights

With a power ranking of 9, Western Kentucky is ranked #15 in offense (scoring an average of 37.91 per game), #31 in defense (allowing an average of 21.18 points to be scored against them per game) and are 7-5 (8-4 ATS) this season.

Florida Atlantic Highlights

Florida Atlantic Owls has a power ranking of 70 and are #51 for offense (scoring an average of 30.50 per game), #47 for defense (giving up an average of 21.18 points per game) and 5-6 (5-6 ATS) overall. Western Kentucky went 2-1 (1-2 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Florida Atlantic.

Western Kentucky Injuries

    Florida Atlantic Injuries

      Curated Picks & Predictions

      • Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be wku 23.25, FLAATL 38.25.
      • 51% of SportsJaw users predict Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to cover.
      • OddsShark's prediction is Western Kentucky will win, cover the spread, and the total will go over.
      • 71% picked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on
      • SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Hilltoppers 37 to Owls 23.

      Staff Prediction

      Our prediction: Hilltoppers 37 to Owls 23.

      Written by SportsJaw Staff
      Categorized as NCAAF Predictions

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      Power Rankings[ - ]

      Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
      Florida Atlantic Owls

      Last 10 Games Stats[ + ]

      Western Kentucky HilltoppersWestern Kentucky

      vs AUBL 17-41
      385Off YDs
      282Pass YDs
      85Rush YDs
      374Def YDs
      113Pass Def
      252Rush Def
      vs RICEW 45-10
      495Off YDs
      377Pass YDs
      118Rush YDs
      326Def YDs
      132Pass Def
      165Rush Def
      vs CHARW 59-7
      592Off YDs
      455Pass YDs
      131Rush YDs
      384Def YDs
      193Pass Def
      161Rush Def
      vs UNTL 13-40
      466Off YDs
      303Pass YDs
      146Rush YDs
      536Def YDs
      333Pass Def
      196Rush Def
      vs UABW 20-17
      352Off YDs
      128Pass YDs
      224Rush YDs
      324Def YDs
      96Pass Def
      228Rush Def
      vs MTSUW 35-17
      443Off YDs
      278Pass YDs
      165Rush YDs
      291Def YDs
      228Pass Def
      63Rush Def
      vs UTSAL 28-31
      481Off YDs
      373Pass YDs
      108Rush YDs
      486Def YDs
      273Pass Def
      213Rush Def
      vs TROYL 27-34
      470Off YDs
      406Pass YDs
      64Rush YDs
      415Def YDs
      280Pass Def
      135Rush Def
      vs FIUW 73-0
      688Off YDs
      478Pass YDs
      210Rush YDs
      180Def YDs
      124Pass Def
      56Rush Def
      vs INDYL 30-33
      545Off YDs
      329Pass YDs
      216Rush YDs
      484Def YDs
      364Pass Def
      120Rush Def

      Florida Atlantic OwlsFlorida Atlantic

      vs MTSUL 21-49
      356Off YDs
      302Pass YDs
      31Rush YDs
      615Def YDs
      448Pass Def
      167Rush Def
      vs FIUW 52-7
      385Off YDs
      104Pass YDs
      281Rush YDs
      277Def YDs
      74Pass Def
      203Rush Def
      vs UABW 24-17
      359Off YDs
      187Pass YDs
      172Rush YDs
      472Def YDs
      192Pass Def
      280Rush Def
      vs UTEPL 21-24
      329Off YDs
      164Pass YDs
      165Rush YDs
      412Def YDs
      178Pass Def
      234Rush Def
      vs RICEW 17-14
      311Off YDs
      126Pass YDs
      185Rush YDs
      261Def YDs
      197Pass Def
      64Rush Def
      vs UNTL 28-45
      432Off YDs
      295Pass YDs
      137Rush YDs
      481Def YDs
      181Pass Def
      300Rush Def
      vs PURL 26-28
      419Off YDs
      230Pass YDs
      189Rush YDs
      354Def YDs
      166Pass Def
      188Rush Def
      vs UCFL 14-40
      296Off YDs
      108Pass YDs
      188Rush YDs
      653Def YDs
      339Pass Def
      314Rush Def
      vs SELAW 42-9
      631Off YDs
      265Pass YDs
      366Rush YDs
      246Def YDs
      202Pass Def
      44Rush Def
      vs OHIOL 38-41
      478Off YDs
      364Pass YDs
      114Rush YDs
      476Def YDs
      345Pass Def
      131Rush Def

      Injuries[ - ]

      Western Kentucky HilltoppersWestern Kentucky

      • There are no injuries listed at this time

      Florida Atlantic OwlsFlorida Atlantic

      Infographics & Predictions[ - ]

      Won 70% of last 10 NCAAF predictions

      Western Kentucky is 17th in the nation with a scoring average of 36 points pregame! They are a solid passing team third in the nation,The defense is good now they take on a Florida Atlantic team who allows to many points and not a great pass defense! Easy cover for WKU

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