WKU vs. FAU - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Atlantic Owls (5-3) at WKU Hilltoppers (5-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm (L.T. Smith Stadium)
The Line: WKU Hilltoppers -2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Saturday in college football action at L.T. Smith Stadium.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won their last three road games. Chris Robison is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 2,131 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Robison has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Harrison Bryant and Deangelo Antoine have combined for 1,014 receiving yards and five touchdowns while John Mitchell has 26 receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 133.2 yards per contest, and Malcolm Davidson leads the way with 364 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Florida Atlantic is allowing 26.3 points and 398 yards per game. Rashad Smith leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 56 tackles, Leighton McCarthy has five sacks and Meiko Dotson has four interceptions.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won their last three home games. Steven Duncan is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 790 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Duncan and Ty Storey have combined for 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions. Lucky Jackson and Jahcour Pearson have combined for 1,025 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jacquez Sloan has 25 receptions. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ground game is averaging 113 yards per contest, and Gaej Walker leads the way with 730 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Western Kentucky is allowing 18.9 points and 301.5 yards per game. Kyle Bailey leads the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with 66 tackles, DeAngelo Malone has nine sacks and Roger Cray has one interception.
The Owls are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Hilltoppers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Western Kentucky and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Hilltoppers last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Owls last 6 road games.
The Florida Atlantic Owls have covered six of their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have failed to cover six of their last nine games as a home favorite. The Florida Atlantic Owls have had no trouble winning on the road this season outside of a loss to Ohio State, and they've consistently shown the ability to beat up teams more on their level. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are winning games, but they've been in a lot of close contests and you have to question if they have the horses offensively to respond to FAU if the Owls get going. FAU beat up on WKU last year and has won seven of the last 10 meetings overall. Give me the Owls and the points.