Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee - 10/15/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-3) vs WKU Hilltoppers (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium)
Betting Odds: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +7.5 -- Over/Under: 67.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Floyd Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was Western Kentucky that secured the 48-21 victory.
Western Kentucky comes into this game with a 3-3 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against UTSA, Western Kentucky outscored them 14-7 in the 4th quarter, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated by three points. Under center for Western Kentucky is Austin Reed and he completed 35 of his 49 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns. Western Kentucky is averaging 40.8 points while their defense is giving up 23.7 points per game. In this game, Western Kentucky needs the offense to be strong.
On the other side of this matchup is Middle Tenneessee who sits with a 3-3 record and after the big win against Miami, they have lost two games straight. In the last game against UAB the defense was awful giving up 41 points, and that led to the defeat. Quarterback Chase Cunningham completed 26 of his 43 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Middle Tennessee is averaging 29.8 points while their defense is giving up 31 points per game. The offense is ranked 70th in the league while their defense is ranked 102nd and they need the defense to be better here.
Western Kentucky is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games. Middle Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games. The over is 8-2 in the last ten meetings between the two teams. The home team is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.
This Middle Tennessee defense has had some issues coming into this game, and that will be the difference here. Austin Reed is having a strong season for Western Kentucky, and that is going to be the difference here. Look for a big game from Reed and Western Kentucky will get the job done here.
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