Liberty vs Western Kentucky Prediction - College Football Pick 10/24/23

WKU Hilltoppers (4-3) vs Liberty Flames (7-0)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium)

Betting Odds: WKU Hilltoppers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 61.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Liberty Flames and Western Kentucky Hillltoppers face off on Tuesday in a college football showdown at Houchens Industries L-T Smith Stadium. 

Liberty Playing with Flames

The Liberty Flames comes into this game with a 7-0 record overall, but they haven’t been exactly dominant the last couple of games. In the last game against Middle Tennessee, The Liberty Flames defense gave up 35 points, but the offense scored 42 points, and they ended up winning by seven points. Kaidon Salter threw for 140 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed 16 times for 160 yards. The Liberty Flames are averaging 36.3 points, while their defense is giving up 19.7 points per game. The Liberty Flames offense is ranked 13th in the league, and they are going to need to run up the score. 

Western Kentucky Looks to Bounce Back

The Western Kentucky Hillltoppers comes into this game with a 4-3 record overall, but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Western Kentucky Hillltoppers scored only 17 points against Jacksonville State, and that led to the three point defeat. Austin Reed completed 24 of his 48 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The Western Kentucky Hillltoppers is averaging 30 points, while their defense is giving up 27.7 points per game. The Western Kentucky Hillltoppers offense is ranked 51st in the league, while the defense is ranked 88th. In this game, the defense is going to need to step up here. 

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Western Kentucky are one of only six FBS teams undefeated in home games this season ([z-0]).
  • Western Kentucky has suffered the equal-most road losses by a margin of five points or less of any FBS team this season (2).
  • The Liberty are one of only two FBS teams undefeated in road games this season ([z-0]).
  • The Liberty are one of only six FBS teams undefeated in home games this season ([z-0]).

Shane's Free Pick

Liberty has been playing down to the competition this season, and that is going to continue here. Western Kentucky is averaging 30 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Liberty’s defense is going to really struggle here, and that is going to be the difference here, as Western Kentucky is going to get the job done. Back the Western Kentucky Hillltoppers against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Western Kentucky -1.5

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