Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic

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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 Covers.com
      • SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Hilltoppers 37 to Owls 23.

      Staff Prediction

      Our prediction: Hilltoppers 37 to Owls 23.

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      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
      TAKE WESTERN KENTUCKY-7.5

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