Middle Tennessee at WKU: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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WKU Hilltoppers (4-4) vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-4)
Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Houchens-Smith Stadium)
Betting Odds: WKU Hilltoppers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 68 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face off on Saturday in a Conference USA college football showdown at Houchens Industries L. T. Smith Stadium. When these two teams faced off in October of 2020, Western Kentucky came away with the 20-17 victory.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders come into this game with a 4-4 record overall but they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Southern Miss, the defense was elite giving up 10 points. Over the last two games the offense has also scored a total of 79 points. Middle Tennessee is averaging 30.3 points while the defense is giving up 26.4 points per game. The biggest question for Middle Tennessee is the status of their starting quarterback Chase Cunningham who left the last game with an undisclosed injury. Mike DiLiello stepped in and filled in the last game and he will probably get the stat in this game, if Cunningham isn’t able to go.
On the other side of this matchup is the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers who sit with a 4-4 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Charlotte, the offense scored 45 points. Western Kentucky’s offense is averaging 40.5 points while the defense is giving up 30.5 points per game. Under center for Western Kentucky is Bailey Zappe and he has thrown for 3,047 yards, 33 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Western Kentucky has been in some shootouts this season, and it’s been the offense that they have leaned on to find their success.
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings played between the two teams. The home team is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings played in Western Kentucky.
Western Kentucky is the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Western Kentucky to score at least 40 or 45 points, and that will be the difference as they win in blowout fashion. Back Western Kentucky against the spread.