Southern Miss vs. WKU - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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WKU Hilltoppers (6-4) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -5.5 -- Over/Under: 51
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet in week 13 college football action from Roberts Stadium on Saturday.
Western Kentucky sits at 6-4 so far. The Hilltoppers are 5-2 in their last seven games with wins over UAB, ODU, Army, Charlotte and Arkansas with losses to Marshall and FL Atlantic.
In the win over Arkansas, Western Kentucky QB Ty Story had 213 yards with a TD, and Gaej Walker had 129 yards and a TD rushing. Tops in receiving there was Jahcour Pearson with 120 yards and a score off 10 grabs.
Over on the Southern Miss side, they’re 7-3 so far. The Eagles are 5-1 in their last six games, falling to LA Tech but taking out UTEP, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA in that span.
In the win over UTSA, Southern Miss QB Jack Abraham logged 290 yards, two touchdowns and an INT. De’Michael Harris had 121 yards and two scores on the ground, and Quez Watkins put up 137 yards and a TD from seven catches there.
The Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last four after a straight-up win and 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. Western Kentucky is 7-1 ATS in their last eight conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 7-1 ATS in their last eight in November and 5-1 ATS in their last six on turf. Southern Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
The Hilltoppers have a couple of losses in their last three games, but to their credit they posted at least 23 points in both of those and on the whole have been scoring pretty well over their last quartet of games.
That said, Southern Miss has really been solid over their last trio, posting at least 36 in their last pair and allowing 17 or fewer in all three. I like the Golden Eagles to keep it rolling here and manage a cover.